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    Entrepreneurial opportunities in lockdown – creating light at the end of the tunnel!

    It’s dark and dreary December at the end of 2020, one of the most dismal years for generations. Nationally and internationally, students have suffered periods of isolation and interrupted teaching. Some experienced the cancellation of exams and perhaps changes to expected transitions. Nevertheless, what 2020 has shown us is that humans do have a remarkable resilience to adapt to circumstances, and our entrepreneurial spirit is strong. ‘Teams’ and ‘Zoom’ are now second nature to us, over one million people have volunteered to help with the crisis , and vaccinations for a virus unheard of only a year ago are currently being administered.Celebrating our entrepreneurial spirit is what the EntreComp Certificate,…

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    Progressing Erasmus+ Projects in Lockdown

    Running two Erasmus projects in lockdown has been a very different experience to that which we expected. Instead of the planned transnational meetings to help us understand the international contexts of our partners and their students, and shape our direction; we have been stuck with the joys of zoom and team meetings. Whilst we are all improving our technological communication skills, we have missed the free flowing discussions and sheer sociability of TMs, where ideas spark and breakthroughs are made. We are hoping that, with extensions to our projects, the TMs and international student conferences will be able to go ahead in 2021-2. Despite the difficulties, the two projects have…

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    “Cross-sector mentoring”: An ECC article in the website of the Erasmus+ UK National Agency

    Louise Wareing from Lancaster Royal Grammar School talks about serendipity, collaboration and mentoring in the blog of the Erasmus+ UK National Agency. Thanks to an Erasmus+ cross-sector meeting, organised by the UK National Agency, Louise met and established a relationship with a colleague from a different sector that is having a major impact on her, her school and its pupils. Read the full article here, for more information on how Professor Bob Gilmour will be involved with the ECC project.

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