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Almost there – The Shed Mentors met yesterday

shed_line_drawingWe had a really productive meeting yesterday morning when the Lead Sheducator, Sheducators and Mentors met to familiarise themselves with The Enterprise Shed: Making Ideas Happen and how it will run when it starts next Monday on FutureLearn.

We have a great bunch of people, all experts in enterprise and entrepreneurial thinking, ready and eager to work with learners on The Enterprise Shed: Making Ideas Happen.

Perhaps you have met some of them already?

  • Katie Wray is a Lecturer in Enterprise in the SAgE Faculty here at Newcastle University and Lead Sheducator.
  • Rebecca Fisher is an Entrepreneurial Development Officer, also at Newcastle University and is both a Sheducator and Mentor.
  • Simon Laing is a recent Virgin Startup success story with Cullercoats Bike & Kayak.
  • Angela McLean (and her daughter, Jessica McCarthy) recently secured a deal for £100,000 from Dragon’s Den for their Baggers Originals childrens rainwear company.
  • Jane Nolan, MBE is a Teaching Fellow in Enterprise with the International Centre for Music Studies in the School of Arts and Cultures and a Visiting Entrepreneur supporting the work of Newcastle University Careers Service. She was awarded the MBE in 2000 for services to UK exports.
  • Dr Colin Jones is a Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at the University of Tasmania where he works in the Australian Innovation Research Centre.
  • Dr Victoria Mountford is an enthusiastic, entrepreneurial and people-focused individual with a range of experience in (enterprise & employability) higher education, (academic & commercial) research & business development. She works as a Development Officer in the Newcastle University Careers Service.

There will be other enterprising individuals popping up throughout this highly participatory course:

There is still plenty of time to sign up and explore your enterprising side – come and join us in The Enterprise Shed!