Emily Beaumont

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:

“It 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.