Professor George Saridakis Wins Two Above and Beyond Awards

Professor George Saridakis outside amongst trees

Kent Business School Professor of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Professor George Saridakis has won two Above and Beyond Awards.

Professor George Saridakis received two Kent Union awards for going above and beyond expectations in his entrepreneurship teaching at Kent Business School (KBS).

Professor Saridakis undertook the entrepreneurship modules in 2018 and currently teaches entrepreneurship to undergraduate and Kent MBA students with his overall evaluation scores for these modules in 2019 being 4.72 and 4.59 (out of 5), respectively.

The Above and Beyond Awards were launched by Kent Union to celebrate outstanding members of staff, both academic and non-academic. Students nominate staff who they believe have gone above and beyond in their role. There is no official ceremony but the students surprise the staff member whilst they are working, or even teaching!

Student’s comments about George’s teaching are presented on certificates:
“Excellent grip of the content, delivery, clarification and engagement. Everybody felt part of the class.”
“Outstanding module content & he went above and beyond to make sure everybody understood the module.”

Professor Saridakis introduced students to a wide range of advanced approaches to entrepreneurship and explained its role in innovation, economic growth and well-being.

“I heartily thank my students for this honour, which encourages me to continue with the same level of enthusiasm in my role as a teacher, and I would like to wish them each a smooth career path on their the way to their targets. As to what makes for good teaching, I emphasise research-based evidence and my technique has its roots in Aristotelian logic and its approach to teaching. In my view, logic is most enlightening and certainly most fun when it challenges the students, and all of us, to view the business world, and what it serves, in a whole new way.”

Professor Saridakis has also a rich publication record in the field of entrepreneurship and small business with a number of his articles published in leading and internationally recognised journals.

In November this year, George will participate in the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) Doctoral Day with the theme “Publishing and the Role of Impact”. He will also be leading the ISBE track on “Business Creation, Early Stage Development and Business Closure”.

View our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes if you are interested in being taught by award-winning staff.

If you know a member of staff who has gone above and beyond for students, you can nominate them with an above and beyond award

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