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Congratulations to Dr Sarah Underwood


We are pleased to announce that Dr Sarah Underwood, Director of Learning and Teaching for the Leeds Enterprise Centre and a Lecturer in Enterprise here at Leeds University Business School, has been awarded a Full University Student Education Fellowship.

University Student Education Fellowships are open to all staff who teach or support learning and are able to demonstrate the desired qualities of what makes an excellent teacher. Full fellowships are supported by project funding of £15,000 in total, and holders also receive an annual honorarium of £1000 for three years.

Since joining the University of Leeds, Sarah has developed a range of enterprise-related modules and activities for all undergraduates and more specifically for medical and healthcare students. She has established the new discipline of Social Enterprise at the University and launched elective modules in ‘Understanding Social Enterprise’ and ‘Innovating Social Enterprise’ at undergraduate level and ‘Enterprise and Society’ at Masters level. Sarah’s research interests include enterprise education and social enterprise. Currently, she acts as a consultant to social enterprises, is a director of a new social enterprise providing training opportunities to socially excluded groups and is leading development of the new Social Innovation Zone, which matches students and social enterprise projects.

The award was formally announced at the Student Education Conference on Friday 4 January 2013.