The UK may be ranked as one of the best countries in the world to start a business, but evidence from growing skills gaps, and the decline in graduates’ entrepreneurial aspirations suggest that higher education may not be contributing as it should to the enterprise environment. Enterprising Education in UK Higher Education brings together the challenges of embedding enterprise education in universities and colleges, identifies current debates around their roles and explores research, theory and practice to deliver roadmaps for innovative enterprise education.

This book provides solid and clear guidance to practitioners and academics who are starting their journey into enterprising education, as well as those who are more experienced, but understand that the traditional approaches limit the options of future graduates. It collates the theory and practice of enterprise education in the UK higher education sector and business engagement with wider stakeholders. Drawing on theory and best practice, and illustrated with a wide range of the examples and cases, it will provide invaluable guidance to researchers, educators, practitioners and policy makers.

chapter 1|16 pages

Enterprise education in the twenty-first century

ByGary Mulholland, Jason Turner

chapter 2|10 pages

Expanding entrepreneurship education and engagement with entrepreneurial ecosystems

ByDavid Audretsch, Maksim Belitski

chapter 4|19 pages

Coaching as an entrepreneurship learning and development tool

ByDuminda Rajasinghe, Hala F. Mansour

chapter 5|22 pages

Global Board Games Project

A cross-border entrepreneurship experiential learning initiative
ByNuno Arroteia, Ross Curran, Andreu Blesa, María Ripollés, Martina Musteen

chapter 6|22 pages

A Business Simulation Game (BSG) and its ability to enhance learning

An evaluation of student perspectives
ByJason Turner, Goh See Kwong, Colin Beard, Gary Mulholland

chapter 7|23 pages

Embedding high-impact enterprise and entrepreneurship education in higher education

Getting to obvious
ByAnn Davidson, Dawn Shand

chapter 8|13 pages

Sports entrepreneurship and the sporting chance initiative

ByRyan Carenduff, Gary Mulholland, Jason Turner

chapter 9|15 pages

Placements and EE among engineering students

ByEdward Simpson, Daniel Gilmour, Gary Mulholland

chapter 10|15 pages

Educating the enterprise

SME learning in collaboration
ByMilan Gyanwali

chapter 11|19 pages

‘Before university’ provision

Enterprise education through the school curriculum 1
ByCatherine Brentnall, Nigel Culkin

chapter 12|16 pages

Making enterprise education more relevant through mission creep

ByMartin Lackéus