Further & Higher Education
Causeway Enterprise Agency has forged strong links with the Ulster School of Business, University of Ulster, Belfast Academy of Marketing and the Northern Regional College.. Further Education students, under and post graduates are a key target for promoting entrepreneurship and CEA are involved in a whole spectrum of activities including:
- Hosting guest lectures
- Facilitating Workshops
- 1-1 mentoring in business start up and business planning for business studies students
- CIM Tutoring and Student Support
Preparing Business Studies Students for Enterprise CompetitionsOur experienced business advisors mentoring for students in business planning, preparing them for entries for regional and national enterprise competitions including Santander Entrepreneurship Awards, Think Outside the Box Awards, The Ireland Funds 2013 and the Northern Ireland Science Park 25K Awards.
We also facilitate international business studies students in matching them with businesses from who they carry out live research projects for their final year case study.
Business Advisory Board
CEA’s Chief Executive is a member of the Ulster School of Businesses “Business Advisory Board on the Coleraine campus and has been instrumental in the establishment of the first campus wide Enterprise Forum encompassing the faculty of Computing & Engineering, Life & Health Sciences, Arts, Ulster Business School and the local Northern Regional College. Through both these roles, Jayne has provided advice and support in shaping the content and delivery of the University’s enterprise and entrepreneurship modules to ensure they are sending out high quality enterprising gradates to the labour market
CEA in partnership with the Ulster Business School is delivering an Invest NI funded pilot enterprise awareness programme to 50 undergraduates at University of Ulster
Student Incubation Centre
One of the most exciting innovations has been the sponsoring of the first incubation centre for the Ulster Business School which is located at Causeway Enterprise Agency. This facility is utilised by students interested in setting up a business and provides a hub for them to work from, developing their business plans and exploring business opportunities. Students not only get access to mentoring from Jayne and the team of Business Advisors at CEA but also benefit from support from the Board of Directors who are all successful entrepreneurs in their own right. Masterclasses and 1-1 meetings have been facilitated with the Board and students to support, motivate and encourage them on their journey to becoming fledgling entrepreneurs. Jayne was influential in bringing this support concept to the Board of Directors and securing approval for the intervention