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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


Stella Grant is a Year Here fellow and a recent philosophy graduate. Two months into her frontline placement at South London YMCA, she reflects on why enterprise is vital in a homelessness service.

As part of our Year Here Social innovation training, we have spent some time evaluating existing social enterprises. For the last two months [...]


As Michael Gove expresses support for profit making schools, John Cronin, Education Associate at Enabling Enterprise, explores why the idea doesn’t sit well with many and whether it can ever be deemed acceptable. This article was originally written for ClearlySo.

While recent decades have seen an increased number of public services become privatised, from children’s [...]


Founder Tom Ravenscroft travelled to San Francisco in April 2013 to share Enabling Enterprise’s work, and to learn more about the ed-tech space in a visit organised by Teach For All.

There’s no end to the buzz about how technology and education might intersect. From child-led learning, flipped classrooms and virtual school, the potential ideas are [...]


Alexi Makris, Education Associate at Enabling Enterprise and former Maths teacher, looks at how to bring Maths out of the classroom and into the real world at secondary schools.

In 2010 the Functional Skills initiative was set to shake up how teachers delivered the GCSE maths curriculum, encouraging students to put their maths learning into [...]


Bithika Basir is currently volunteering with Enabling Enterprise, supporting the team with delivering trips for schools to top UK businesses. As a science graduate, she speaks about her passion for practical, creative learning, and how she has enjoyed seeing a more hands-on approach to education during her time at EE.

Having recently graduated from university where [...]

Entrepreneurship vs Enterprise

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Education Associate Mike Zatyka responds to Richard Branson’s call for more entrepreneurship in schools by arguing that mini-businesses are only the beginning:

Before our partner schools begin our lesson-time entrepreneurship projects or challenge days, we are often asked to do a launch assembly to excite and motivate the students taking part. This is the part of [...]


Beth Price, Project Assistant at Enabling Enterprise looks at entrepreneurship as an option for young people, and how it is not confined the realm of setting up a business. This blog was originally published by the Access Project.
Student protests now seem like a familiar sight. The rising costs of education are a major concern for [...]

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