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Developing an entrepreneurial approach with Liverpool John Moores University

I am not sure if like us you heard the great story about the media studies graduate that had hired a billboard to advertise himself after 240+ applications had still not generated a job. We thought it illustrated a great entrepreneurial approach as well as demonstrating his technical skills to future employers. Why not take a quick look?

Developing an entrepreneurial  approach is a project  we are delighted to be working on with our partners at Liverpool John Moores University. Sally, Jo and Lynne in the Centre for Entrepreneurship wish to develop enterprise and entrepreneurship at the heart of the institutions employability framework. The aims and objectives of the project are to support the development of a toolkit of student resources, exercises and activities which empower students to develop entrepreneurial skills by examining more enterprising attitudes, behaviours and approaches to future career and life choices with the view that some students may choose to start-up their own business.  It is hoped that this toolkit will enable the Centre for Entrepreneurship to engage with more students across all academic disciplines and encourage them to understand the value of an entrepreneurial approach to their career and life.

In collaboration with Windmills a toolkit of student resources, exercises and activities will be drawn from the Windmills portfolio and connect with LJMU’s ‘Dream, Plan, Achieve’ philosophy.  Once developed, a cohort of 15 ambassadors will be selected from across departments and faculties and be trained as Champions supporting students across the institution.

Following this, Windmills in conjunction with the Centre will deliver a stakeholder engagement session across a range of departments & faculties – including senior managers and curriculum development staff to raise awareness of the project, the toolkit and the Champions and how it will be used with students. The toolkit will be ‘formally’ rolled out in September at the start of the academic year 2013/14.

Sally Partington, Enterprise Education Officer and Project Manager commented….
“Windmills has significant experience of providing enterprise education within the HE sector. This exciting new project enables LJMU’s Centre for Entrepreneurship and Windmills to collaborate closely and share their experiences of working within this field to develop an innovative and exciting new programme which will support and develop a culture of enterprise and entrepreneurship amongst the LJMU student community.”