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Researchers have been awarded funding of £290,000 to examine how high-growth entrepreneurial firms, which are critical to the success of the UK economy, are responding to the crisis. The grant is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as part of UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) rapid response to Covid-19. The project is being…
Abstract In recent years, the ‘migration crisis’ in Europe has raised concerns about addressing the social and economic needs of refugees arriving in the UK from countries such as Syria. The BFURE project is interested not in the costs incurred by supporting these refugees, but in the skills and knowledge refugees have when they arrive…
“Two entrepreneurs, who started their first business as students with a grant from Leeds University, are now looking to extend their safe bus travel app to Yorkshire.” Yorkshire Post – 1st June 2020  A chat in a Leeds bar between two undergraduates led to the development of JumpIn, a taxi-booking and sharing mobile application for students. …
Dr Isla Kapasi recently chaired the enterprise panel event titled “Failure as a learning tool”, discussing the topic of failure with a range of panel members including Fraser Allen (Allen Comms), Jonathan Straight and Steve Baker, Baker & Co Accountants and Sarah Lloyd (Year in Enterprise student and founder of the social enterprise Families Against…
The Enterprise Project’s Small Business Growth Module has given three postgraduate students experience of the working world and seen them hugely impress a local business. Dan Branston, Jesha Effendie and Daniel Aroesti are three master’s students studying MSc Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at the Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies (CEES). It was the LUBS5536M Small…
Dan Branston was already an undergraduate at The University of Leeds when he applied to study for an MSc at the Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies (CEES). As a Biology student, he’d gained strong experience in laboratory work and theory, but felt he needed to be better equipped for the working world. Dan knew…
Doctoral Researcher Sherif Youssef has joined the Centre of Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Studies (CEES) as the base for his social impact and policy studies. Sherif engages in inter-disciplinary research at Leeds, splitting his time at CEES with time at the School of Sociology and Social Policy, writing his PhD and engaging with different practitioners to…
Founder and CEO of Leeds-based businesses Top Screen Media Ltd and White Label Loyalty Achille Traore is one of the Enterprise Ambassadors giving their time to support the students. As a long-time ambassador, Achille has mentored a range of students, including the team who went on to become founders of successful social platform LADbible.  The…
This year the Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies (CEES) has hired a new Student Intern, Rachel! Rachel is currently in her second year studying BA Management and works to promote CEES, enterprise education and the various entrepreneurship opportunities on offer at the University of Leeds; via our social media and by attending several networking…
Dr Richard Tunstall’s chapter in ‘Revitalising Entrepreneurship Education: Adopting a critical approach in the classroom’ reviewed by AMLE Journal Richard Tunstall’s chapter, ‘Education or Exploitation? Reflecting on the Entrepreneurial University and the Role of the Entrepreneurship Educator’, published by Routledge in ‘Revitalising Entrepreneurship Education: Adopting a critical approach in the classroom’ has been singled out…