Venture Matrix awarded the Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence

Congratulations to Charmaine Myers and the Venture Matrix team, who have been awarded an Advance HE Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE).  The CATE recognises and rewards collaborative work that has had a demonstrable impact on teaching and learning, and highlights the key role of teamwork in higher education.  Read the announcement of this year’s…

News: Venture Matrix students – Leading Locally and Engaging Globally with Santander Universities

This academic year marked the first in Sheffield Hallam University’s three year partnership with Santander Universities, who have committed £10,000 to Venture Matrix each year to enable valuable international opportunities to be opened up to our students. Read their latest blog post for an update on how students are being supported in Leading Locally and Engaging Globally.

News: Venture Matrix named as runners-up in Guardian University Awards

Congratulations to our Venture Matrix team, who have been named as runners-up in the employability and entrepreneurship category in the Guardian University Awards. Now in their sixth year, the awards recognise the universities that inspire students and transform communities. The employability and entrepreneurship categories were merged this year to illustrate how universities are weaving these two strands…

News: Venture Matrix scheme receives Small Business Charter accolade

The Venture Matrix scheme has received an exemplar as part of The Small Business Charter award, a mark of excellence which has recently been awarded to the Sheffield Business School. The Small Business Charter said “Venture Matrix is an exemplar of an enterprise education initiative that has been scaled across the university embedding real-world consultancy projects into the curriculum.…

News: Venture Matrix receive Local Heroes Award

Congratulations to Venture Matrix who recently received a Local Heroes Award – Service to the Local Community, in recognition of their work with local businesses, organisations and schools. Their nomination was put forward by James Johnston, Head of Development & Alumni Relations at SHU. The award was presented by the Lord Mayor at the Mercure Sheffield Parkway…

News: Venture Matrix receives funding from Santander Universities

The Venture Matrix scheme, led by Charmaine Myers, will benefit from a three year funding agreement signed recently between Sheffield Hallam University and Santander. The funding will allow the development of the Venture Matrix scheme to include: global opportunities for students to undertake international placements as part of their studies. Funds will support a minimum of 14…

News: Venture Matrix – 2017 National Enterprise Educator Awards finalists!

The Venture Matrix team have recently been announced as finalists in the HE Team Enterprise category of the 2017 National Enterprise Educator Awards, for their work over the past 10 years in embedding enterprise into the curriculum and the community. The awards are organised by the National Centre for Entrepreneurship in Education (NCEE) and Enterprise Educators UK (EEUK) with funding available…

News: Green Champion of the Year award

Congratulations to James Coope from the Venture Matrix team, who has been awarded the title of ‘Green Champion of the Year’. James has achieved this accolade by showing consistent engagement with the University’s ‘Commute for Change’ sustainability campaign, which is an initiative to encourage staff to use sustainable travel methods when travelling to/from university. Throughout the last academic year, James has helped…

Venture Matrix: “Leading the Pack, Not Following the Herd”

The Venture Matrix at the Sheffield Business School Staff Conference – by Charmaine Myers, Senior Lecturer Academic Development & Lead for Venture Matrix Now, celebrating its 10th year – the Venture Matrix Scheme, which supports student’s work-related learning, goes from strength to strength.  The Venture Matrix brings together students with businesses, charities and not-for-profit organisations…