Wednesday, 4 June 2014

EVENT REPORT: Enterprise is NOT a Dirty Word

In Conversation with Professor Deborah Murdoch-Eaton

Professor Deborah Murdoch-Eaton delivering her presentation
Deborah delivers her presentation
Enterprise. A dirty word to some. It may feel like a dirty word to you.

And yet, it doesn't have to be all about money-grabbing, pleasing shareholders or making huge profits. So why do our graduates need to be enterprising? Why does enterprise matter, and how might it be relevant to YOUR discipline?

On 4 June 2014, USE Academy invited Professor Deborah Murdoch-Eaton, Dean of Medical Education at the University of Sheffield's Academic Unit of Medical Education, to share her wide experiences of embedding enterprise capabilities, and the concepts of enterprise, entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and social innovation into the medical curriculum, drawing on a wealth of previous professional experience doing just this both internationally, and more recently at the University of Leeds.

Deborah in conversation with delegates
Deborah in conversation with delegates
Deborah's talk was lively and thought-provoking, generating much discussion among participants. We were also pleased to welcome a number of participants from the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health who were new to USEA and enterprise education, some of whom have since gone on to engage with us further.


Comments from delegates

Three delegates in conversation
Delegates in conversation
“Interesting ideas about how some of the long-standing ideas around personal/professional effectiveness, graduate attributes can contribute to ‘enterprise’”

“Lots of time for discussion and feedback”

“It facilitated a lot of debate. Discussion was encouraged. It was very motivating”

“Very informative presentation. Promoted interesting discussion”


Presentation slides (University of Sheffield only)

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