Writing a blog on the University of West England’s Bristol Business School blog Sir Rod Aldridge has announced a partnership to create the Aldridge Institute for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at BBS.
Sir Rod said: “Led by a Professor of Enterprise & Entrepreneurship the Aldridge Institute will change thinking about how people learn and train teachers to teach in a different way. It will transform the skills young people develop in UK schools, colleges and universities, changing their futures and creating a more successful economy.”
“I established the Aldridge Foundation because I’m passionate about transforming the life-chances of young people. I believe this can be achieved through education equipping them to develop an enterprising mind-set alongside gaining their academic qualifications. Through the schools in the Aldridge Education multi-academy trust we have ten years’ experience of doing just that.”
“Aldridge and the Bristol Business School at UWE share very similar vison and values. We have a collective focus on employability and tackling the issues around social exclusion. On developing innovative, evidence-based approaches to embedding enterprising skills in teaching and learning.”
“Coming at the end of Global Entrepreneurship Week I believe this is a really exciting development for UK students, educators and UK PLC.”