School of Arts and Cultures

Staff Profiles

Jane Nolan

Lecturer in Music Enterprise

Background

Profile

I am a Lecturer in Music Enterprise with ICMus and Module Leader for Music Enterprise MUS3095, teaching enterprise and entrepreneurship within a music context.

I am an experienced enterprise educator, teacher, facilitator, curriculum developer and researcher.

I also support the work of Newcastle University Careers Service as a Rise Up Visiting Entrepreneur. In my work I draw on my many years of experience in business.

I am a member of the RENKEI organising and delivery team, and a lead facilitator working with 6 UK and 5 Japanese Universities, supported by the British Council in Japan. RENKEI is a cross cultural, interdisciplinary researcher development programme.

In 2016-17 I have been joint Chair of the Researching our Futures Careers conference for HASS and Northern Bridge PGRs, organising a one day conference co-created to meet the needs of PhD students.

 Qualifications

MBA, Open University

BA(Hons) English Language and Literature, Newcastle University

MA English Literature, Newcastle University

European Enterprise Educators Programme Fellow

Postgraduate Certificate in Research Training, Newcastle University

ITLHE-B

 Honours, Awards and Grants

2000 MBE for services to UK exports

2006 UKTI Individual Achievement in Export Award

2006 NE Rural Woman Entrepreneur of the Year

2012 Newcastle University ULTSEC Innovation Award

2012 Open University Business School Alumni Achievement Awards, Outstanding Contribution to an organisation or society -  Highly Commended

2013 AHRC Collaborative Skills award for a PGR student led project, working as part of a small team, developing the skills to support sustainable creative enterprises for Music and English PGRs at Newcastle, Durham and Queen’s Belfast Universities.

2016 Newcastle University ULTSEC Innovation Award

2016 Newcastle University PGR Innovation Funding for new PGR Conference

2017 Learning and Teaching Conference Poster Competition Winner

Fellowships and Memberships 

European Enterprise Educators Fellow

Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts 

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 

Member of the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs

Informal Interests

Singing

 

Research

Current Research,  Research Interests and Conference Presentations

My research interests include the realisation of value and meaning-making through enterprise and entrepreneurial approaches in the Arts, Humanities and cultural sector including the problematic issues of using the language and concepts of business. These interests led to the AHRC funded project (in collaboration with Dr Dawn Weatherston) “Speaking the same language” and the concept of BaFL, Business as a Foreign Language  which involved PGRs from Music and English from Newcastle, Durham and Queen’s Belfast Universities in co-designing a workshop which explored the creation and realisation of value from their creativity, and which was congruent with their needs and expectations.

I am carrying out research as a doctoral candidate in the School of English at Newcastle University. My study is focused on enterprise and employability in the School and the discipline of English.

 Recent Conference presentations:

 Higher Education Academy (HEA) National Conference, Birmingham, July 2014: ‘Preparing for learning futures: the next ten years’. RENKEI - Collaborating across cultures; preparing for uncertain futures in a continuously changing global world. Co-authors: Jane Nolan and Dr Robin Humphrey,Newcastle University, Dr Alison Leggett, Bristol University, Prof Tetsuo Sawaragi, Kyoto University

  International Enterprise Educators Conference, Newcastle, Sept 2014: BAFL or ‘Business as a Foreign Language’: how should we speak to PGRs from the Arts and Humanities in order to encourage engagement with enterprise and entrepreneurship education and training? Co authors Jane Nolan and Dr Dawn Weatherston, Newcastle University

 International Enterprise Educators Conference, Newcastle, Sept 2014: RENKEI: An innovative approach to Doctoral and Post Doctoral Researcher Development through Collaborating across Cultures. Co-authors: Jane Nolan and Dr Robin Humphrey,Newcastle University, Dr Alison Leggett, Bristol University, Prof Tetsuo Sawaragi, Kyoto University

Vitae Researcher Development International Conference, Manchester, Sept 2014: RENKEI: Developing future leaders who can effectively work across boundaries of disciplines, cultures and domains, , Manchester. Co-authors: Jane Nolan and Dr Robin Humphrey, Newcastle University, Dr Alison Leggett, Bristol University, Prof Tetsuo Sawaragi, Kyoto University

Three Rivers Conference, Sunderland, 27 March 2015: Preparing Students for their futures: Music Enterprise at Newcastle University, Jane Nolan and Isobel Galvin (UG Stage 3).

Vitae Researcher Development International Conference, Manchester, Sept 2015, BAFL: Business as a Foreign Language;How should we speak to PGRs from the Arts and Humanities in order to encourage engagement with enterprise and entrepreneurship education? Co-presenters Jane Nolan and Dawn Weatherston

HEA Inspire- Sharing great practice in Arts and Humanities Teaching and Learning conference, Brighton, March 2016, Creative Futures: embedding enterprise in Music, Jane Nolan, one hour interactive workshop.

Newcastle University Learning and Teaching Conference, March 2016, Poster Presentation on Equate practitioner research project, Co-authors Jane Nolan, Gail de-Blaquiere and Katie Wray

Newcastle University Learning and Teaching Conference, March 2017, Poster Presentation, ICMuS Community Arts Project funded by the ULTSEC Innovation, Jane Nolan

Newcastle University Learning and Teaching Conference March 2017, Poster Presentation, Joining the Dots: Telling the story of skills, Co-authors Jane Nolan, Gail de-Blaquiere and Katie Wray

Newcastle University Employability and Enterprise Symposium, 4th July 2017, Presentation of case studies of good practice at Newcastle University: Embedding Enterprise and Employability in Music, Jane Nolan

Forthcoming - REDS conference Oct 2917 - New Outlooks on the Development of Researchers in a changed landscape - pedagogy and theory, Presentation on Joining the Dots: telling the story of skills



Teaching

 

I am Module Leader of MUS3095, Music Enterprise.

I have been recognised as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

I was closely involved with the development of NCL2100 Exploring Enterprise, Entrepreneurship and Employability and have contributed to teaching the module.

I contribute to SEL3324 and 3325, the Cultural Industries module.

I am a lead facilitator on the RENKEI researcher development programme, an innovative new programme developed for 6 UK and 5 Japanese universities.

I have been a facilitator on the Newcastle University ACTION enterprise competition and post graduate researcher development programme since its inception in 2011.

I also worked as a facilitator on the Cambridge University Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning Enterprisers researcher development programme from 2010 until it concluded in 2015.

I have significant teaching experience working with postgraduate and undergraduate students on behalf of the Careers Service and the Business School.


Publications