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About Franceska Shollo

Fran Shollo, lecturer in the Department of Management at Chester Business School. After graduating from her first-class degree in BSc Business Management with a research paper on “Students entrepreneurial intentions after studies- a comparison between University of Siauliai and European University of Tirana, Fran pursued her first level 7 research postgraduate degree MSc Marketing Management at the University of Chester. Passionate and driven for the world of academia, she further continued her study on a second-degree MSc Digital Marketing where she graduated for the second time with a Distinction.

Currently, a PhD student on her final first year researching Entrepreneurship and VR. Specialising in Entrepreneurship, Fran lectures undergraduate and postgraduate students. Furthermore, she coined the first term in contribution to her current research titled ‘immersepreneurship’. She is looking forward to continuing this academic journey even further.


  • 1st place winner on Public Challenges and Economic – University of Siauliai (Lithuania)
  • Gold Volunteering Award – University of Chester 
  • Nominated and Elected as International Student delegate for UKCISA 2019
  • ECDL Qualification
  • Co-founder and Media Lead – Business Society Chester Business School (Outside the Box)
  • Student Employee of the Year 2019 – Nominated 
  • Student Employee of the Year 2020 – Nominated 
  • Student Employee of the Year 2020 – Best Team Category Winner
  • Student Employee of the Year 2020 – Step up to leadership on Campus – Winner
  • CDA – 2019/2020 
  • The Venture Programme Winner 2020 (Finalist and one of the winners)




Research Interests

  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Marketing and Higher Education 
  • Digital marketing and Higher Education

Published Work

Shollo, F. (2022, 11 02). Immersepreneurship. Retrieved from Immersepreneurship:

Hancock, Connie & Zhao, Ying & Sidsaph, Henry & Shollo, Fran. (2022). Shedding Light on Dark Materials: An Investigation into the Inclusion of 'Dark Entrepreneurship' on HE Programmes and its Impact on Student Decision Making and Entrepreneurial Intentions.

Shollo, Fran & Chang, Tao. (2021). The future for student engagement curricula. 10.13140/RG.2.2.14263.39846.


MSc Digital Marketing 

MSc Marketing Management 

BSc Business Management