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Bonnie Hacking

Bonnie Hacking


MN2112 Module Co-ordinator

Twitter: BonnieH1

Teaching 2016–2017

  • MN2112 Enterprise and Creativity


Bonnie joined the University of St Andrews as Enterprise Adviser in 2005. She is passionate about people and loves working with entrepreneurs - encouraging them to explore themselves and their ideas. As Enterprise Adviser, based in the Careers Centre, she inspires and motivates students and graduates to start their own ventures. She provides skills training, coaching and encouragement to help turn good ideas into great ventures. She's worked with entrepreneurs who've built children's homes in India, sell bicycles online, provide temporary summer storage for students, manufacture food items and a whole variety of web based ventures. She is also responsible for the , enabling students to develop their employability skills, through their extra-curricular and work related activities.

She teaches MN2112 Enterprise & Creativity, giving students an opportunity to set up and run their own enterprising venture during a semester. As part of her work with Management, she liaises with the School's Careers Link and School President to ensure students are informed of what's available to them to enable them to develop their skills and experience so they can achieve their career aspirations.

She's been working with young entrepreneurs throughout her working life, as a voluntary Business Adviser to high school students taking part in the Young Enterprise Scheme, where they set up and run their own company during the school year. In her day job, she's been Management Development Officer for Oxfordshire County Council – responsible for the leadership training and development of 2,500 managers. She was also People Programmes Manager for the Unipart Group of Companies, an automotive wholesale, distribution and manufacturing company with 10,000 employees in 500 sites across the UK and Europe. At Unipart, she used her own entrepreneurial skills to develop and run programmes for organisational development and change, enabling employees to make improvements to the way things were done in their own working environment – delivering significant cost savings to the company and improved processes, morale and many other benefits to the employees involved and giving them recognition for their efforts. She also facilitated Kaizen events focused on workplace organisation and management. While working at Unipart, she studied for her MBA and achieved Membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.

She is interested in meeting people from all backgrounds and cultures and exploring together how enterprise, innovation and entrepreneurship can better the world we live in and enable individuals to realise their dreams. She is keen to network with entrepreneurs, especially student entrepreneurs, and involve them in her teaching and extra-curricular Student Enterprise events. Bonnie is a Director of Enterprise Educators UK, with lead responsibility for their series of Best Practice Events.