Dr Sarah Preedy
Lecturer in Enterprise
Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)
- Enterprise education
- Business startups
- Business pitching
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Sarah is Programme Lead for BSc (Hons) Events Management and teaches across a range of Business modules with a specialism in enterprise and entrepreneurship. Her research focuses on the role, value and impact of enterprise education, specifically extracurricular enterprise activities. Sarah is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of Enterprise Educators UK. From 2022 - 2026 Sarah will be External Examiner for the University of Lincoln's BA Business and Enterprise Development and BA Business with Entrepreneurship Programmes.
PhD in Business Management, University of Plymouth.
Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, Higher Education Academy (now Advance HE).
Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methodologies, University of Plymouth.
MRS Advanced Certificate in Market and Social Research, Market Research Society.
MSc Social Research Methods and Evaluation, University of Plymouth.
BA (Hons) Politics, University of York.
Senior Fellow of Advance HE.
Fellow of Enterprise Educators UK.
Member of the Chartered Management Institute.
Sarah teaches across a range of Business modules, specialising in the teaching of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.
In academic year 2021/22, Sarah will be teaching on the following:
STO5004/6004 - Enterprise, Innovation and Creativity
MKT4003 - Marketing, Enterprise and the Digital Economy
PBS6000 - Honours Project
Sarah is also Programme Lead for BSc (Hons) Events Management.
Staff serving as external examiners
External Examiner for the University of Lincoln's BA Business and Enterprise Development and BA Business with Entrepreneurship Programmes.
Sarah's most recent research focuses on Enterprise Education, specifically the topics of; entrepreneurial learning through engagement in extracurricular enterprise activities and the development of entrepreneurial identity and intention in HE students. Her research is mainly qualitative but embraces mixed method approaches.
Sarah is currently editing a book on the topic of global and holistic approaches to extracurricular enterprise activities, expressions of interest open May 2022 - please contact Sarah for more detail.
Subject specialisms include : Enterprise activity at Higher Education Institutions, student led enterprise activities, entrepreneurial learning theory, self directed learning theory and qualitative research methods.
Research degrees awarded to supervised students
Sarah is looking to supervise PhD students in the areas of; enterprise and entrepreneurship education, entrepreneurial identity and entrepreneurial intention. Please contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
Grants & contracts
Preedy, S., McLuskie, P., Walmsley, A. and Smith, K. (2020) Exploring students’ entrepreneurial identity formation: a longitudinal approach, Enterprise Educators UK's Enterprise Education and Research Project Fund, Value - £7,400
Marjon Business Team. (2018) ‘Food surplus and Labour, the Valorisation of Underused Resources’, INTERREG 2 SEAS fund, Value - £350,000.
Beaumont, E., Preedy, S and Stevenson, S. (2015) ‘Exploring the ‘missing perspective’- using the student perspective to measure the impact of Enterprise Education’, Enterprise Educators UK's Enterprise Education and Research Project Fund, Value - £3,967.
Key publications are highlightedJournals
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, Vol. 27 No. 7, pp. 1085-1105.
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.
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.
Preedy, S., McLuskie, P., Walmsley, A. and Smith, K. (2021) The Development of Entrepreneurial Identity within a HE environment; The COVID-19 Context, 43rd Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship conference, Cardiff City Hall, Cardiff, Wales, 27th - 29th October. ISBN: 978-1-900862-33-2
Preedy, S. and Wallis, L. (2019) Conceptualising Higher Education students’ entrepreneurial learning processes, British Academy of Management Conference, Aston University, Birmingham. 3rd – 5th September 2019.
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)
Beaumont, E., Preedy, S and Stevenson, S. (2016) - ‘The effectiveness and impact of extra-curricular enterprise education- addressing the missing perspective of the student’, 39th Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship conference, Novotel Tour Eiffel, Paris, France, 28th October 2016
Preedy, S., and Duckett, H. (2016) - ‘Self-directed learning within enterprise education – how are students leading their own learning?’, 39th Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship conference, Novotel Tour Eiffel, Paris, France, 28th 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, September 2016.
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.
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. and Duckett, H. (2016) “Self-Directed learning within the context of enterprise education”, PEDRIO What is teaching excellence?, University of Plymouth, 22nd November 2016.
Preedy, S. (2015) ‘The phenomenon of student led enterprise groups’. Doctoral Training Centre Conference, University of Plymouth, UK.
Preedy, S. (2014) ‘The Politics of Higher Education Research: Challenges of an Insider’, Methodological Innovations, University of Plymouth, 9th December 2014.
All Party Parliamentary Group Report (2018) AAPG for Entrepreneurship Education. Available at https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5752ac86b654f96f0d47e852/t/5c7ea1b34785d311f978abf4/1551802813861/007_APPG_EnterpriseEducation_AWK_REV2_WEB.pdf (contribution on p.15)
Preedy, S. (2018) ‘Pound Shop Challenge’ [online] Available from https://www.etctoolkit.org.uk/all-etc-how-to-guides-case-studies/ (search for ‘Pound Shop Challenge’)
Other academic activities
In 2021, Sarah was the winner of the Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development’s ‘Outstanding Paper of the Year’ Award - https://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/journal/jsbed/journal-small-business-and-enterprise-development-literati-award-winners-2021