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Dr Sarah Preedy

Senior Lecturer

School of Business & Criminology

01752 636887 Ext:2087

spreedy@marjon.ac.uk


Sarah Preedy

Role Summary

Sarah is a Senior Lecturer in Business and Enterprise and Programme Lead for BSc Business and BA Leadership and Management for Business. These are practical, hands on business programmes with the principles of enterprise and innovation at their core. More details can be found at https://www.marjon.ac.uk/courses/business-degree/ and https://www.marjon.ac.uk/courses/ba-hons-leadership-and-management/ 


Qualifications

  • PhD in Entrepreneurial Learning, Plymouth University.
  • MRS Advanced Certificate in Market Research, Market Research Society.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP), Higher Education Academy.
  • PGcert Methodology, Plymouth University. 
  • MSc, Social Research Methods and Evaluation, Plymouth University.
  • BA (Hons) Politics, University of York.


Teaching

  • Programme Leader for BSc Business and BA Leadership and Management for Business
  • Module Leader at Levels 4-6 (Introduction to Enterprise, Introduction to Marketing, Intrapreneurship and Innovation, Enterprise Creation, Contemporary Business Issues, Business Leadership, Honours Project)
  • Personal Development Tutor
  • Direct Entry students coordinator

 


Research

 

  • Enterprise education
  • Entrepreneurial Learning
  • Self-directed learning
  • Student-led enterprise activities

Research Grants:

Preedy, S., Walmsley, A. and McLuskie, P. (2020). EEUK Education and Research Project Fund - "Exploring students’ entrepreneurial identity formation: a longitudinal approach", £7,457

Beaumont, E., Preedy, S. and Stevenson, S. (2016). EEUK Education and Research Project Fund -  "Using the student perspective to measure the impact of Enterprise Education", £3,967.

Preedy, S. (2015). Santander University Postgraduate Mobility Support - £660.


Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Papers:

Preedy, S. Jones, P. Maas, G. and Duckett, H. (2020) 'Examining the perceived value of extracurricular enterprise activities in relation to entrepreneurial learning processes’, Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development.

Preedy, S. and Jones, P. (2017) 'Student-led enterprise groups and entrepreneurial learning', Industry and Higher Education, Vol. 31, No. 2, pp. 101 – 112.

Preedy, S. and Jones, P. (2015) 'An investigation into University extra-curricular enterprise support provision', Education + Training, Vol. 57, Issue 8/9, pp. 992 – 1008.

Policy Papers:

All Party Parliamentary Group Report on Enterprise Education. (2018) Available at https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5752ac86b654f96f0d47e852/t/5c7ea1b34785d311f978abf4/1551802813861/007_APPG_EnterpriseEducation_AWK_REV2_WEB.pdf  (contribution Page 15)

Book Chapters:

Preedy, S. (2015) 'An evaluation of the extra-curricular support available to student entrepreneurs at Plymouth University', Systemic Entrepreneurship: Contemporary Issues and Case Studies, Pgs 97 – 114, Maas, G. and Jones, P. (eds.) Palgrave Macmillan: UK.

Conference Papers:

Preedy, S. and Wallis, L. (2019) "Conceptualising HE students’ entrepreneurial learning processes", British Academy of Management conference, Aston University, Birmingham, UK, 3-5th September. 

Preedy, S., Jones, P., Duckett, H. and Maas, G. (2018) "Extracurricular enterprise activities as a vehicle for entrepreneurial learning: examining experiential, social and self-directed learning outcomes", 41th Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship conference, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Birmingham, UK, 7-8th November. ISBN: 978-1-900862-31-8. (Winner of Best Paper in Enterprise Education track)

Preedy, S. and Duckett, H. (2016) “Self-Directed learning within the context of enterprise education”, PEDRIO What is teaching excellence?, Plymouth University, 22nd November 2016.

Beaumont, E., Preedy, S and Stevenson, S. (2016) - ‘The effectiveness and impact of extra-curricular enterprise education- addressing the missing perspective of the student’, Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE), Paris, October 2016. (Nominated for best paper in Enterprise Education track)

Preedy, S., and Duckett, H. (2016) - ‘Self-directed learning within enterprise education – how are students leading their own learning?’, Institute of Small Business and Enterprise (ISBE), Paris, October 2016.

Beaumont, E., Preedy, S., and Stevenson, S. (2016) “What's in it for us?” –Student’s perceptions of the value and impact of extracurricular enterprise activities in HE, ECSB Entrepreneurship Education Conference, Leeds, 11th – 13th May 2016.

Beaumont, E., Preedy, S., and Stevenson, S. (2016) "Extra-curricular enterprise activities-exploring the ‘missing perspective’", International Enterprise Educators conference, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK, 7th - 9th September.

Preedy, S. and Jones, P.  (2015) An Examination of UK universities extra-curricular enterprise support, 38th Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship conference, Technology and Innovation Centre, Glasgow, UK 11-12th  November, ISBN: 978-1-900862-28-8. (Nominated for best paper in Enterprise Education track)

Preedy, S. and Jones, P. (2015) The Phenomenon of student led enterprise groups, 38th Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship conference,  Technology and Innovation Centre, Glasgow, UK 11-12th  November, ISBN: 978-1-900862-28-8

Preedy, S. (2015) ‘The phenomenon of student led enterprise groups’. Doctoral Training Centre Conference, Plymouth University, UK.

Preedy, S. (2014) ‘The Politics of Higher Education Research: Challenges of an Insider’, Methodological Innovations, Plymouth University, 9th December 2014.


Expert Membership of professional bodies

  • Senior Fellowship of Advance HE (Fellow from 2016, Senior Fellow from 2020).
  • Fellowship of Enterprise Educators UK (2018 – Present)
  • Member of the Chartered Management Institute (2018 – Present)
  • Member of the Institute for Small Business and Enterprise (ISBE) (2015 – Present)

Reviewer for ; Industry and Higher Education, International Journal of Management Education, Education + Training, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research.


Roles on external bodies

  • South West Regional Board Member for Chartered Management Institute (2019 - Present)
  • Advisory Board Member for The National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs (NACUE) (2015 – 2017)


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