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King's Enterprise Award

About the King's Enterprise Award

The KEA is a non-credit bearing award given for activities undertaken in addition to your formal studies. It takes you on an entrepreneurial journey and aims to introduce you to start-ups and the concept of entrepreneurship, provide a platform for knowledge exchange, provide an understanding of finance and investment, and to instil key capabilities such as networking, communication, teamwork and leadership.

Who can register?
Any King’s student can take part in the award.

When can I take part in the award?
You can take part in the award during any year of your studies at King’s.

Activities and assessment

In order to achieve the award, students must show evidence of attendance at one of the following full day learning events and at least three of the half day learning events (four events in total): 

In addition, students will need to spend a total of 4 hours using the Entrepreneurship Institute's KEATS Virtual Learning Environment. 

Students are required to produce one or more of the following:  

-       A business plan (c. 2000-2500 words).

-       A project proposal or reflective essay (c.2000-2500 words).

-       Or any of the forms of assessment that are available for the King’s Experience Awards (other forms of assessment will be considered but will need to be approved in advance by the programme manager). Work will be marked by appointed postgraduate assessors.

Value and recognition 

The KEA allows you to build upon, enhance and evidence learning that you undertake outside of your formal studies. As well as enhancing your existing skills, it will also equip you with new skill sets and increase your employability.

Will I gain academic credits towards my qualification?
No; the KEA is a non credit-bearing award. It is a standalone award for activities undertaken outside of your formal studies.

Is the award recognised on my transcript?
Yes; if you are an undergraduate student your award will feature on your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR)

How do I receive the award?
The award will be presented to you at a special celebratory event.

How to enter

Online entry was open Sep 2016- Jan 2017.

 Key dates

Registration opens 19 Sep 16
Registration close 27 Jan 17
Assessment submissions open 27 Mar 17
Assessment submissions deadline 28 Apr 2017
Award results published May 2017
Award ceremony June 2017


If you have any questions please contact the Entrepreneurship Institute Learning Programme Manager, Jay on



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