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Free summer school for women who want to be entrepreneurs

Do you harbour dreams of becoming an entrepreneur? Bite the bullet and take this course - it's FREE
Do you harbour dreams of becoming an entrepreneur? Bite the bullet and take this course - it's FREE

The University of Glamorgan is running a free summer school to help women develop their entrepreneurial skills in September.

Organised by the Women?s Entrepreneurship in the European Union (WEEU) project, with the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union, the week-long event will be held at the University?s ATRiuM campus in Cardiff between 9.30am and 4.30pm, from Monday 14th September to Friday 18th September 2009.

The WEEU project focuses on researching and developing new ways of teaching, and new materials relevant to women entrepreneurs in relation to business planning, social entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, reconciliation of private and professional life, and sustainability and sustainable development. It brings together partners from Higher Education Institutions, Chambers of Commerce and Private Enterprises from the United Kingdom, France and Lithuania.

The new teaching methods and materials developed by the WEEU project will be trialled at the summer school and then will be developed further during the 2009-10 academic year.

Christine Atkinson, head of the Women?s Enterprise Hub at the University of Glamorgan, who is leading the WEEU project and the summer school said: ?The whole week will be exciting and interactive with lots of opportunities for discussion, learning from successful women business owners and evaluating participants’ own business ideas.

“In addition to the teaching team from the University of Glamorgan, there will be presentations from our partners in France and Lithuania on how women business owners are dealing with the key topics of the week in their businesses. There will also be an option to take part in a local women’s business network event on the Wednesday evening.?

Topics that will be covered during the week include: an introduction to women and entrepreneurship including ‘Tales from the Front’ from successful women business owners; creativity and innovation; balancing personal and business life; social entrepreneurship; and sustainability and sustainable development. These will all be pulled together with a theme running throughout the week on Action Planning for Business Start Up or Development.

The course is free and refreshments and a light lunch will be provided. For further information or to book a place on the course please contact weh@glam.ac.uk

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