Amit Rawal

Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship


Amit has over five years of experience in higher education. He joined Coventry University London as an associate lecturer January 2020 progressed as lecturer in entprenurship, and became a deputy course director for the Management MSc course. He currently leads entrepreneurship-related modules and is the course director for the Management MSc course, overseeing curriculum design, teaching, and assessment. Amit also works internationally with Coventry University’s international collaborative partners and has contributed towards bids for Coventry University London.

Amit is also a Motivational Speaker, Senior Event Manager and offers digital marketing consulting advice. He is the founder of his own motivational speaker service.

Amit previously held teaching positions at Brunel University London,and has worked as a Business Analyst, Marketing Assistant and Research Assistant across a range of organisations.

His aim in life is to help individuals become more employable, learn how to embrace failure, and develop their entrepreneurial skill set.


  • Fellowship, Advance HE (PGCert), 2023 (in progress)
  • DISC Certified, The Coaching Academy 2023
  • Personal Performance Coaching Diploma, The Coaching Academy, 2021 (in progress)
  • Management Studies PhD, Brunel University London, 2021 (in progress)
  • Leadership in Action Course, Resilient Leaders Elements, 2021
  • Associate Fellowship, Advance HE (PgCAP), 2020
  • Distinction, MSc International Business, Brunel University London, 2016
  • Certified in Business Analysis, BCS, 2015
  • Certified in Program and Project Support Office Essentials, BCS, 2015
  • 2:1, BSc Psychology, Aston University, 2014

Professional and Industry Memberships

  • Member of the British Academy of Management, Academy of Management and The Coaching Academy

Research and Consultancy

  • Entreprenurial learning and re-entry following business failure
  • Professional skills development
  • Higher education as a sector

Publications and Scholarship Activities

  • Sarpong, D. and Rawal, A., 2020. 23 From Open Labs to DiY Labs–Harnessing ‘the wisdom of crowds’ for Innovation. In Innovating in the Open Lab (pp. 263-274). De Gruyter Oldenbourg.
  • Rawal, A. and Sarpong, D., 2020. Bouncing Back from Bankruptcy: Narratives of Entrepreneurial Antifragility. In Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2020, No. 1, p. 14507). Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510: Academy of Management.

Conference Presentations

  • Brunel Business School Poster Conference, 2021
  • BAM 2021 - African Studies Best Full Paper Award
  • AoM Conference, 2020
  • BAM Conference, 2020
  • BAM Conference, 2019
  • Brunel Business School Poster Conference, 2019


  • Coventry University London - Recognition for teaching and learning excellence through asynchronous and classroom engagement practices (2022)
  • BAM 2021 - African Studies Best Full Paper Award
  • Brunel Research Festival Poster Winner, May 2021
  • Brunel Graduate School Poster Conference College (Brunel Business School) Winner, April 2021
  • Brunel Business School Conference Session Winner, September 2020
  • Vice-Chancellor Travel Prize Award Winner, Brunel University London, October 2019
  • 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) second runner-up, Brunel University London, March 2019

Headshot Amit RawalTeaching Areas

  • New Venture Creation (Levels 6 and 7)
  • Research Methods (Levels 6 and 7)
  • Professional Practice (Levels 5 and 6)
Coventry University joint top modern university for career prospects
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2020
Coventry City of Culture 2021