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New course for entrepreneurs at Bishop Grosseteste University College in Lincoln

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: October 20, 2012

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Future entrepreneurs will be able to prepare for the world of business with a new course at Bishop Grosseteste University College.

The Lincoln institution will offer an enterprise and entrepreneur course from September next year.

It will be paired with another degree subject as a joint honours and has been designed to work alongside other subjects offered to improve students chances of getting a job.

The university college has also been named as a higher education social entrepreneurship partner.

It means that over the next 12 months, Bishop Grosseteste will work to develop ways to support entrepreneurs.

It will also give both staff and students the chance to set up their own social enterprises.

Mark Bowen, enterprise development manager at the university college's business hub, BG Futures, said: "The new course will have at its heart social enterprise and venture creation with an emphasis on learning by doing.

"We are partnering with supporters such as Lincolnshire Co-operative and UnLtd who will add real value to the course in terms of visiting speakers, site visits, placements and potential internships.

"One of the most innovative aspects of this project is that it is embedded in the creative and cultural industries rather than being a business school model.

"It will explore and develop the 'human' elements of being entrepreneurial in addition to the core skills and knowledge around business process."

The course is one of three new additions to Bishop Grosseteste's academic programme, with students also being able to study tourism and psychology, both as joint honours.

The tourism course will also be offered as a single honours course, with the aim of preparing students for work in an expanding industry which is seen as important for both the country's and Lincolnshire's economies in the future.

Andrew Jackson, head of the department of culture and creative arts at the Bishop Grosseteste, said: "Tourism is a fascinating subject to study at university.

"The new course will explore cultural and eco-tourism and tourism for children and families, building on many of BG's longstanding strengths in heritage education and management."

For more on the new courses, download a Bishop Grosseteste prospectus at www.bishopg.ac.uk Alternatively, e-mail admissions@bishopg.ac.uk or call 01522 527347.

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