This award, sponsored by the National Centre for Entrepreneurship Education, is an opportunity to recognise institutions that have embedded entrepreneurial activity into the fabric of their institution to the extent that their environment and culture not only fosters enterprising thinking among all members of its community but also delivers significant entrepreneurial impact at regional, national and international levels.




–  Coventry University
–  University of Central Lancashire
–  The University of Edinburgh
–  The University of Northampton
–  Plymouth University
–  The University of York


1. Institutional Environment
a.    How has the university transformed its culture to provide environments conducive for supporting student enterprise and graduate entrepreneurship?
b.    How is institutional leadership for driving enterprise and entrepreneurship throughout the institution demonstrated?
2. Student Engagement
a.    How are students and graduates demonstrating their ability to apply the enterprising and entrepreneurial mindsets and behaviours learnt through their university experiences?
b.    How has the student experience enhanced a positive attitude towards enterprise and entrepreneurship as a career and life choice?
3. Innovative and Entrepreneurial Staff
a.    How have staff demonstrated innovation and growth in their approach to the design and delivery of the institution’s enterprise and entrepreneurship offerings?
b.    How are staff incentivised and rewarded for developing excellence in enterprise and entrepreneurship practice?

4. Entrepreneurial Impact
a.    What impact has the institution had on the entrepreneurial outcomes of staff, students and graduates?
b.    What step-change has been achieved in the delivery of regional and national entrepreneurship goals?
c.    What enterprise and entrepreneurship good practice and effectiveness has been demonstrated?
d.    In what ways has the institution’s experiences influenced policy and practice in the wider environment?

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