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 teaches across a range of Business modules with a specialism in enterprise, entrepreneurship and innovation. Her research to date focusses on the role, value and impact of enterprise education; most recently she has explored entrepreneurial learning through engagement in extracurricular enterprise activities and the development of entrepreneurial identity and intention in HE students. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Fellow of Enterprise Educators UK, Member of the Enterprise Educators UK Advisory Council and a Certified Management and Business Educator for the Chartered Association of Business Schools. Sarah is currently the 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.
Certified Management and Business Educator, Chartered Association of Business Schools.
Senior Fellow of Advance HE.
Fellow of Enterprise Educators UK.
Member of EEUK Advisory Council.
Roles on external bodies
Member of Editorial Advisory Board for the Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development - https://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/journal/jsbed
Sarah teaches across a range of Business modules, specialising in the teaching of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.
In academic year 2022/23, 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 a Visiting Lecturer at the International University in Geneva, Switzerland.
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, for the 'Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship' book series - https://www.emerald.com/insight/publication/issn/2040-7246
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. and McLuskie, P. (forthcoming for 2023) 'Visual Methods and the Pursuit of Authenticity'. Nurturing Modalities of Inquiry in Entrepreneurship Research: Seeing the world through the eyes of those who research. Emerald Publishing.
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.
Morris, T.H. and Preedy, S. (2022) Experiential Learning and Self-directed Learning as key pillars of Entrepreneurial Education, International Scientific and Practical Conference, 10th November 2022, Rivne, Ukraine [online].
Beaumont, E., O’Dwyer, B., Smith, K., Bill, K., Clegg, P., Galloway, L., Henry, C., Jagpal, G., Jarman, D., Jones, P., McGowan, P., Penaluna, A., Preedy, S., Price, A., Rae, D., Trainer, G., Walmsley, A., and Watson, K. (2022) Research on Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education – Where To Next?, 3E Conference, 11th – 13th May 2022, Dijon, France. ISSN 2411-3298. https://ecsb.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/3E2022-Book-of-Abstracts.pdfPreedy, 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 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. 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. (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.
Expert Article for Plymouth Business School's research pages -
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