Lincoln UTC Students looking to become Entrepreneurs

December 15, 2015 4:49 pm

Lincoln UTC students in Year 12 have been given the opportunity to study alongside the BA (Hons) Business (Team Entrepreneurship) students from Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU). The BGU course has an innovative approach to entrepreneurial learning, where inter-personal, innovation and management skills are encouraged to emerge alongside academic study. Students work as proactive teams and learn to identify and create opportunities, turning their ideas into action

For Lincoln UTC students the opportunity undertaken on Tuesday morning’s during the autumn term enabled them to gain insight into business theory and practice not normally taught at their Level 3 course. Students were immersed within a successful and functioning project team of undergraduates where they were able to widen their knowledge and share experience about project management, risk analysis and establishing a business.

Chad, one of Lincoln UTC’s Business students said that “I loved the learning environment at BGU, learning is centred around coaching rather than teaching. The undergraduates having potential to generate income through projects while studying for a degree is a great idea”. Mr Little from Lincoln UTC said that “Our students really benefitted from widening the traditional business curriculum. The UTC is all about creating opportunities and involvement with real businesses. The link was an ideal stepping-stone for our students who are considering studying business at University or looking at their own start-up in the future”.

Both Lincoln UTC and BGU are looking to develop their close working relationship in the future, offering more opportunities not just to Business students, but more widely to the UTC’s Post-16 students. You can follow the business department at Lincoln UTC on twitter @UTC_Business or the BA (Hons) Business (Team Entrepreneurship) twitter account @BGU_businessTE


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