Enterprising opportunity for all postgraduate students in Cambridge


The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in collaboration with the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (CfEL) at the University of Cambridge is offering a unique opportunity to develop personal and professional skills through the Enterprisers Programme.

This fun, action-orientated, practical course based on experiential learning, i.e. learning by doing, is about inspiring people to develop entrepreneurial skills and a ‘can do’ attitude with the confidence to make things happen. Enterprisers has been running since 2002 and is currently managed and delivered by CfEL. The next programme, which will run from 1st to 4th May 2008 at Judge Business School, is open to all postgraduates at the University of Cambridge.

Dr Jessica Morrod, Postgraduate Skills Training Officer at the School of Physical Sciences, University of Cambridge, commented: "The University is pleased to be able to support the Enterprisers programme with funds from EPSRC as it presents an exciting opportunity for the development of knowledge transfer and skills of postgraduate researchers. Students from across the University and beyond will be able to spend quality time focusing on expanding their creative and entrepreneurial thinking whilst developing key skills supported by trained facilitators. This will complement and enhance the current skills training programmes run in the Schools, Faculties and Departments of the University."

Dr Shailendra Vyakarnam, Director of CfEL, is enthusiastic about this collaboration: “We’re delighted to be working with the EPSRC and to be able to offer this opportunity to Cambridge students. Enterprisers will be particularly useful to postgraduates looking to gain advantage with their research or learn new skills in running an enterprising project.”

The closing date for applications is 14th April. Applications can be made online via the CfEL web site at www.cfel.cam.ac.uk (please go to the programme section on Enterprisers).

If you would like further information about this exciting event, please contact the Enterprisers Project Manager, Orsolya Ihasz - Tel: 01223 766261; Email: o.ihasz@jbs.cam.ac.uk.

About the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (CfEL)
The Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (CfEL) aims to spread the spirit of enterprise to both the University of Cambridge community and to wider national and international audiences through the creation and delivery of a range of educational activities that inspire and build skills in the practise of entrepreneurship. The Centre collaborates with over 200 experienced entrepreneurs, innovators and other practitioners to provide relevant, credible and practical training. The Centre develops 40 courses, events and programmes in entrepreneurship per year attended by over 2000 students and delegates.

Tel: 01223 766900; Email: cfel@jbs.cam.ac.uk; Web: www.cfel.jbs.cam.ac.uk

About Enterprisers
The Enterprisers programme, established by the Cambridge-MIT Institute in 2002, is an educational experience that builds self-confidence, unlocks creativity and creates meaningful relationships between individuals who are, through their choosing, our future leaders. The experience debunks many barriers perceived about venturing and empowers individuals to realise that they can be entrepreneurial in their environment. The programme is very much based on experiential learning, i.e. learning by doing.

The results are equally applicable and valuable to start-up business, established mid-sized businesses, large corporate organisations or universities; in any sector public, private or not-for-profit. The Enterprisers programme is currently managed and delivered by the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning. 



The Entrepreneurship Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School aims to inspire, enable and research entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurship Centre, Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge