Every student's dream? Falmouth University launches degree with no lectures

Every student's dream? Falmouth University launches degree with no lectures

Every student's dream? Falmouth University launches degree with no lectures

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A new course that offers the chance to earn a degree without attending a single lecture is being launched in Falmouth.

Falmouth University is one of only three universities in the UK to take this approach to studying, which was developed in Finland. Instead of being taught, students on the BA (Hons) in Business Entrepreneurship course will work with coaches who will help them set up, develop and run a business from scratch.

Course leader Dr Jeremy Richards said: “Our coaches are industry professionals, running their own successful businesses, and are ideally placed to work with students to help them develop ideas.”

The course will have a strong emphasis on learning the many different roles and aspects within a business.

Sstudents will have access to a dedicated space for setting up and running the business, with close ties to the Academy of Innovation and Research at Penryn Campus.

Students aged from 18 to 50 are enrolled to start in September.

Sam White, a coach on the degree, who runs a PR and marketing training and consultancy business, said: “The course isn’t about pretending to run a business; we will expect students to generate income and deliver real projects for customers.

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9:39am Tue 20 May 14

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

They could take the idea one step further and dispense with universities altogether, which would please plenty of the regular contributors here.
They could take the idea one step further and dispense with universities altogether, which would please plenty of the regular contributors here. Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe
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11:36pm Tue 20 May 14

molesworth says...

Funny, I've never noticed any complaints about the university and students on these hallowed pages apart from those about noise, planning permission, house parties, beach parties, 'stealing' homes from locals, stealing land, stealing jobs(?), car parking, messy front gardens, bins, discarded soiled nappies (yes, soiled nappies), skate boarding, playing basket ball in the bowly, taking up seats on buses, not getting out the way on pavements and not paying council tax. Or have I missed something?
Funny, I've never noticed any complaints about the university and students on these hallowed pages apart from those about noise, planning permission, house parties, beach parties, 'stealing' homes from locals, stealing land, stealing jobs(?), car parking, messy front gardens, bins, discarded soiled nappies (yes, soiled nappies), skate boarding, playing basket ball in the bowly, taking up seats on buses, not getting out the way on pavements and not paying council tax. Or have I missed something? molesworth
  • Score: 5

5:19pm Wed 21 May 14

molesworth says...

I did miss something. Apparently Falmouth students were being anti-social celebrating our future king's wedding by having a street party like everyone else in the country at the time. (Well, not quite everyone else but you get my point.)
I did miss something. Apparently Falmouth students were being anti-social celebrating our future king's wedding by having a street party like everyone else in the country at the time. (Well, not quite everyone else but you get my point.) molesworth
  • Score: 1

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