Thursday 22 August 2013

The University of Northampton has been shortlisted for two 2013 National Enterprise Educator Awards, in the categories of Enterprise Educators and Society Champions.​

Rewarding those supporting student and graduate entrepreneurship in higher education, the National Enterprise Educator Awards are run and judged by NCEE (National Centre for Entrepreneurship in Education) and Enterprise Educators UK.

The University was shortlisted in the category of Enterprise Educators for work undertaken in achieving Changemaker Campus status. The University of Northampton is the first in the UK to be awarded the Changemaker Campus honour, designated by Ashoka U – the global association of the world’s leading universities supporting social entrepreneurs. Only 22 universities in the world share the title, including prestigious institutions such as Cornell University and the University of Colorado in the USA. Tim Curtis, Senior Lecturer, Social & Community Development was nominated for the award, alongside his project team: Wray Irwin, Simon Denny and Sue Allen.

The University of Northampton has also been shortlisted in the Society Champions category, which aims to reward those who are supporting, growing and engaging their student enterprise societies. The University’s Enterprise Club was nominated, headed by Sharon Irwin.

The National Enterprise Educator Award winners will be announced at the International Entrepreneurship Educators Conference (IEEC) in Sheffield on Thursday 12 September. For further information about the Awards, visit their website.

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