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Business Academics awarded Fellowships

Released: 06.09.18

Two Plymouth Marjon University academics have been awarded Fellowships by Enterprise Educators UK (EEUK).

Dr Emily Beaumont and Dr Sarah Preedy have both been granted the newly-created Fellowship, which aims to recognise the achievements of individuals at the centre of enterprise education.

The pair have both been instrumental in the creation of the Marjon Business School this year and are responsible for the programme designs of BSc Business and BA Leadership and Management that are launching this month.

“I’m delighted and honoured to be awarded Fellowship of Enterprise Educators UK and I’m looking forward to continuing my work and sharing best practice with the enterprise educator community,” said Dr Preedy.

In order to be considered for the Fellowship, each designed a toolkit to be made available to other enterprise educators, created a portfolio showcasing their teaching and learning activities and had their impact on enterprise education assessed by an expert panel.

Dr Beaumont, who was also recently nominated for a Forward Ladies Award, said she was honoured to have her work recognised by being awarded the Fellowship.

“I thoroughly enjoy the work that I do so to have that recognised with the new Fellowship is great,” said Dr Beaumont.

“My contribution to EEUK’s ETC Toolkit as part of the Fellowship is a great way to share practice across the Enterprise Educators Community.”

The two new degree courses designed by Dr Beaumont and Dr Preedy are debuting this month at Marjon and Dr Preedy, the Programme Leader for BSc Business and BA Leadership and Management, is looking forward to teaching the course she has had such influence in creating.

“We’re looking forward to getting the students in and getting started now,” said Dr Preedy.

“This is an innovative suite of programmes designed to give students hands on, practical experience of running a business.”

The EEUK Fellowship is the only award that offers sector-wide recognition that is equally available to all those working as enterprise educators, academics, practitioners and influencers.

Jon Powell, Chair of Enterprise Educators UK, said: “We are immensely excited to be launching the EEUK Fellowship to provide recognition for enterprise educators across the sector.

“This individual Fellowship will help ensure that the contributions that enterprise educators make to teaching, research and engagement activities are widely recognised and celebrated. We encourage our members and wider organisations in the sector to support their staff to gain this accolade.”

Places are still available to study Business courses at Marjon in 2018. Find out more on our Clearing page.

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