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There are more than 68,000 social enterprises operating in the UK today. So what has Enabling Enterprise done to be shortlisted as Lloyds Bank Social Enterprise of the Year? Reflections from Sinead Mattock:

Humble Beginnings
For those who’ve not come across us before, Enabling Enterprise was set up in 2009 by a team of teachers who [...]

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Matthew Cain is the author of ‘Made to Fail: 13 Surprising Start-Up Lessons’, drawing both from his experience as well as case studies of other businesses that became extremely successful. Here he talks about why he wrote the book, and why he’s donating the profits to Enabling Enterprise.

No business has failed because an entrepreneur lacked [...]

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We’re delighted that Enabling Enterprise has been short-listed for the inaugural Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award. It’s a real endorsement of the work that so many schools and businesses have been working on, supported by Enabling Enterprise, over the last four years.

The award comes with a prize of £10,000 which if we [...]

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Over the course of this year, we piloted an exciting new ICT project Innovate IT, developed with the support of The Forward Foundation and Forward Internet Group. The project places the entrepreneurial and innovative nature of technology at the centre of ICT lessons, and guides students through setting up their own enterprise using technology [...]

Enterprise in Action

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We know that enterprise can have a transformative effect, equipping students with the skills, experiences of life and aspirations to succeed. But it’s not enough for us just to tell you.

We’ve created a series of videos, showing you what enterprise looks like all the way from the first years of primary school up through [...]

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Alaistair Phipps, a volunteer at Enabling Enterprise, looks at how technology can enrich the curriculum and enable students to steer their own learning.

The Case for the New

Is new technology a brazen attack on traditional learning or is it an enriching addition to the curriculum?

Educational commentators have been writing about how iPads have been used and [...]

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Alex Kelly, Founder and Director of The Access Project, looks at the challenges around deciding which university to go to, and how new tool Unifrog could help making the right choice easier.

Last August I was helping Mustafa complete his university applications. The conversation went something like this:

‘Do you know what you want to study?’
‘Yes. Civil [...]

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Anna Chojnicka, Education Associate at Enabling Enterprise, looks at how we can ensure that graduates are best prepared for the world of work, by embedding enterprise right through school and higher education. This article was originally written for University Alliance.

When I was at school I remember being told to work hard so that I’d [...]

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Indie Shergill is a 2013 Year Here Fellow. A recent History graduate from the University of St. Andrews, he is now working on Year Here’s ‘Age and Isolation’ challenge. Two months into his time volunteering at a Care UK care home, his insights show how enterprise is a valuable tool within a care setting

With the [...]

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Beth Price, Project Assistant at Enabling Enterprise, looks at entrepreneurship as a model for youth empowerment in transitioning to employment.

I remember the shock of my first formal job interview. I was fired with questions about leading a team, showing my initiative, resolving disputes – and my mind went completely blank. Looking back, it had never [...]

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