As the lead for Venture Matrix, a scheme which develops student employability and enterprise skills as part of their degree, Charmaine is responsible for the strategic development and management of the scheme across the University.
Charmaine has worked at Sheffield Hallam since 2008, expanding and developing Venture Matrix from a small-scale project involving 200 students to a University-wide scheme that is unique, in terms of scale, within the higher education sector.
Venture Matrix supports academic teams to embed real-life projects and activities within their courses and is an example of authentic learning, which remains Charmaine’s main area of interest.
Charmaine was recognised by the Enterprise Educators UK Award in 2010 for her leadership and innovation of the Venture Matrix.
An educator for over 20 years, Charmaine’s motivation has been, and remains to be, the empowerment of young people.
This ambition also drives her roles as a School Governor, Longley College of Further Education mentor and as a Trustee of Sheffield Futures. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.