Edinburgh Award for Enterprise | LAUNCH.ed

We have teamed up with the Careers Service to create the Edinburgh Award for Enterprise. This is designed to recognise your existing engagement with and commitment to entrepreneurship without creating large amounts of additional work.

The Award aims to help you:

  • Identify the skills you have
  • Work on those you want to develop further
  • Better articulate those skills in the future
  • Look not only at enterprise activities, but also to capitalise on experiences elsewhere to inform and enhance your entrepreneurial skill set

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It also gives you an opportunity to network with and learn from business professionals, as well as with other students engaging in entrepreneurship. And, as well as adding something to your CV, it supports you in developing your business plan.

“The Award process has helped me realise what methods work best for me, and how to research more effectively. It has allowed me to try different methods and more importantly, record my productivity and reflect on what I should do.”

What do you get from the Award?

The Award is an invaluable way in which to develop both your entrepreneurial skills and your employability.

Participants will benefit from the following:

  • Access to specifically tailored career planning and personal development resources
  • Support from staff to help you identify and develop your skills
  • The Edinburgh Award will appear on your Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) when you graduate.

The Award runs from November to March. Along the way you will complete a series of reflections and keep a log of the activities undertaken. You will also get the chance to hear from some of the University’s successful start-ups.

Deadline for applications: 11pm Sunday 14th October

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“Over the course of the Edinburgh Award I feel I’ve learned a huge amount about using communication as a tool for collaborating with others.”

“Working with my business partner throughout this award has been a real learning curve in terms of how to carefully deliver constructive advice and exchange ideas meaningfully.”

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