The University’s Creative Enterprise Centre (CEC) is a finalist in the 2019 National Enterprise Educator Awards which recognise excellence in entrepreneurship and enterprise in UK higher and further education.
The award is given to those who demonstrate an exceptional and inspirational commitment to student and graduate entrepreneurship. The winners will win £1000 in funding and will be announced at the International Entrepreneurship Educators Conference (IEEC) Gala Dinner on 5 September.
The Creative Enterprise Centre supports students who want to be entrepreneurs, innovators, freelancers, designers and more. Over the last two years the CEC team has delivered an effective enterprise programme, engaging over 3000 students in extra and co-curricular enterprise activities. These include workshops, mentoring, one-to-one business advice, paid freelance work, live briefs, and business competitions.
The Creative Enterprise Centre Manager Shiela Birungi said of the achievement: “We are so pleased to be nominated as Finalists for the NEE award. It's great national recognition of the CEC Team's hard work and of the impact of the University's employability and student enterprise strategy in the UK Higher Education sector. We hope that this is a catalyst to build on and expand the support the University provides to our brilliant and diverse community of students and graduates.”