About me

Yaz Osho gained her Ph.D. from Goldsmiths College, University of London. She is Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Course Leader for the BA Business Management (Entrepreneurship) programme (January intake). 

She previously held the position of Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at the University of Northumbria, London. She has previously held lecturing positions at Goldsmiths College, Middlesex University and UEL. She was bestowed the position of Senior School Fellow in the School of Law, Politics, and Sociology at the University of Sussex in 2011 and has completed a Post-doctorate at Kings College, University of London.

Research interests include ethnic entrepreneurship, widening participation and entrepreneurship education, inclusive teaching strategies and non-traditional students, techniques of embedding employability, and enterprise within the curriculum and the BME attainment gap in higher education.


University of Westminster

BA Business Management (Entrepreneurship)

Level 5 

Co-Module Leader

New Venture Creation

Level 6

Co-Module Leader

Commercialising your Enterprise

Current Themes in Entrepreneurship

Previous university teaching includes: 

Northumbria University 

Academic and Career Development (Level 6)

International Business and Innovation (Level 6)

Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Marketing Planning (Level 6)

Developing Research Informed Learning and Practice (Level 6)

Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship (Level 7)

SME Project dissertation supervisor 

GSM London

Enterprise Culture (Level 4)

Sustainable Enterprise and Social Responsibility (Level 5)

Social Enterprise (Level 6)

Personal Tutoring (Level 4 and 6)

Introduction to Computer Skills (Level 3)

Dissertation supervisor 


Sociology (Level 4)

Grad Dip dissertation supervisor 

Royal Holloway 

Pre-Sessional English, (Level 3)

University of Middlesex

Cultures of Work, (Level 6)

Media, Image and Power, (Level 4)

Independent Project (Level 6)

Integrated Subjects (Level 3)

Researching and Presenting (Level 3)

Masters dissertation supervisor 

Goldsmiths College 

Critical Readings (Level 5)

Modern, Knowledge, Modern Power (Level 4)


Historical Globalization (Level 4)


PhD: ‘Race’, Capital and Enterprise: A Qualitative Study of Black Business and Organizations in London, 2007


Providing Meaning: Give A Little Bit of the Sociological Imagination, www.sociologicalimagination.org, 2011


Beyond Performance: Cultural Enquiry into Major Events and Culture, Kings Cultural Institute, 2013


‘Race’, Space and Social Action, Teknokultura, Journal of Digital Culture and Social Movements, 2013


Growing Pains: The Politics of African (dis)/identification for Blacks in the 1980-1990s (for research in 2019)


Throwback Tresses: The UK Natural Hair Revival (for research in 2020)


Reflexivity and Co-Ethnic Teaching: How the PGCHEP affects Professional Practice in Teaching BME Learners in a Widening Participation Institution, (for research in 2020)


Pushed or Pulled: Black Students and Graduates Journey into Self-Employment, (for publication in 2020)


Strategies of Engagement and Alternative Providers: Enhancing Learning in Providing Contextual Enterprise Education, (for research in 2020)


Towards an Embedded Curriculum: Alternative Providers and BME Learners, (for research in 2020)


Imposter Syndrome: Academic Parents (for research in 2020)




‘More Than Just Widening Participation’, HEA - Advance HE, https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/blog/more-just-widening-participation, 2017


‘Widening participation and Enterprise Education: Support for BME Learners’, Guild HE, 2018, https://guildhe.ac.uk/wp-enterprise-bme-support/, 2018


‘Concurrent Journey: Working towards the FHEA and SFHEA simultaneously’, HEA – Advance HE, https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/blog/concurrent-journey-working-towards-fhea-and-sfhea-simultaneously, 2018


‘Wearing Far Too Many Hats: BAME and Female in the Academy’, Discovery Society https://discoversociety.org/2018/11/06/wearing-far-too-many-hats-bame-and-female-in-the-academy/, 2018