Dr Pam Seanor

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  • Qualifications:PhD in social enterprise, Human ecology BSc, PGCL fellow
  • Position:Senior Lecturer Strategy and Enterprise
  • Department:Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
  • Telephone:+4411732 83918
  • Email:Pam.Seanor@uwe.ac.uk

About me

These days, there is little I do that is not done in the spirit of collaboration.  This world itself is our communal experiment — all of ours — a shared project of extraordinary complexity in which we are all participating, and through which each of our actions resound through time. We each impact upon the other, and are each in service of the other. This is the true energy of the collaborative spirit. Nick Cave.

Teaching: From such collaborations with others, I have designed and facilitated modules in enterprise and entrepreneurship.

We take an experiential approach and focus on societal challenges (UWE Grand Challenge and Bristol Going for Gold). Taking such an approach builds on co-creation of entrepreneurial identity - enabling student in their entrepreneurial identity work - and of everyday practices. And that such an approach to practicing entrepreneurship requires 'imagination and wondering and a commitment to making a difference'. 

Using design thinking (& doing), we introduce students to tools used in organizational/entrepreneurial processes and practices. To do so, I work closely with Jayne Purcell, an experienced service designer. That, and I am a certified facilitator of Lego® Serious Play® Methods and Materials to introduce students to communication tools using bricks to help enable them to listen and collaborate with others and to become more able to see differing views - be inclusive and respectful - in workshops. And, to have fun, to share stories, and to build things together.

Research: My interest and curiosity in how a practice-based approach can be critical remains central to the above teaching and to my research practices. This interest also includes exploring societal challenges and entrepreneurial practices in cities enabled by a BA Leverhulme Small Research Grant for Wandering about Bristol, a series of collective walk events for the project 'Thinking urban spaces differently: Articulating and contesting "green" imageries of Bristol as an enterprising city'.

Area of expertise

Creative, hands-on approaches to entrepreneurship in research and teaching.


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