Entrepreneurship lecturer awarded senior fellowship

An academic who gives students an informed insight into running their own business has been awarded a Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

Dr Emily Beaumont has been at Plymouth University since 2010, and is currently Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and a member of the Futures Entrepreneurship Centre.

She leads the two-year BSc (Hons) Business Enterprise and Entrepreneurship programme, which enables students to set up and run a business alongside their academic studies.

Senior Fellowship of the HEA is awarded to educators in the higher education sector who have a proven, sustained track record in teaching and management and who are seeking to progress into a leadership position.

Dr Beaumont, who is among the youngest academics to ever receive the accolade, said:

β€œIt is a fantastic personal achievement to be recognised as a Senior Fellow by the Higher Education Academy. The support and guidance I have received from my colleagues during my time here has been crucial to achieving this award. It is also a representation of the quality of teaching and pedagogic research across the Entrepreneurship discipline at Plymouth University.”

In 2011, Dr Beaumont completed the Post Graduate Certificate Academic Practice and received the Academic Excellence award for programme engagement, an outstanding piece of work, innovation/risk taking, and professional development.

She has presented her research on Entrepreneurship Education at conferences in the UK and Canada and has received funding from Enterprise Educators UK to continue her research in this area.

On the fast track to success

BSc (Hons) Business Enterprise and Entrepreneurship is a two year fast track degree programme. This means we have taken the typical three year degree programme and condensed it in to two years so you have three years worth of modules over two years. In order to do this each year you have an additional semester (in the summer) than those studying a traditional three year degree programme. You still get a summer break between year one and year two.

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Careers and further study

Competition for graduate jobs is fierce. The combination of academic excellence and practical knowledge encouraged on this course will help you stand out when it comes to entering the world of work or applying for further study.

Graduate ready to take on all sorts of business roles – from management consultancy to systems analysis and chartered management accountancy.

Futures Entrepreneurship Centre