Westminster Higher Education Forum

Developing enterprise and entrepreneurship in higher education

Morning, Thursday, 5th July 2018

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This seminar will focus on the further action that could be taken to improve enterprise education, and support student and graduate entrepreneurship - examining the roles of Government, universities, the business community and others.


It will be an opportunity to discuss the recently introduced QAA guidance on enterprise and entrepreneurship education, which is designed to support institutions in embedding enterprise within the curriculum across subject disciplines - particularly its fit with government aims outlined in the Industrial Strategy, and in the context of changes in the economy and the labour market.


Delegates will also consider the potential impact of metrics in the new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) taking the number of graduate start-ups, and student involvement in enterprise and entrepreneurship, as evidence of student outcomes and learning gain - as well as further action that might be taken to encourage institutional support and investment.


Overall, areas for discussion include:


  • Equipping graduates for a changing economy - looking at enterprise skills and mindset in the context of implementing QAA guidance and the ambitions in the Industrial Strategy;
  • Enterprise in the curriculum - best practice case studies on tackling practical challenges, such as time pressure and workforce development, and inclusion of enterprise skills in PGR;
  • Entrepreneurial culture on campus - encouraging access, take-up and diversity in entrepreneurship, and the role of enterprise societies and social enterprise models in broadening the appeal of starting a business; and
  • From ideas to the market - assessing different approaches by universities and businesses to providing ‘accelerator’ or incubator-style support, priorities for tackling the challenges to accessing finance, and the future role that graduate enterprise might play in local economic development strategy.


Guest of Honour

Professor Andrew Penaluna

Director, International Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship, University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Chair, Graduate Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Group, QAA

Guest of Honour

Professor Andrew Penaluna

Director, International Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship, University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Chair, Graduate Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Group, QAA

Chairs

Alex Sobel MP

Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Enterprise

Rt Hon the Lord Young of Graffham

former Advisor to the Prime Minister on Small Businesses and Enterprise and Author, Enterprise for all: The relevance of enterprise in education

Speakers

Joanna Hill

Managing Director, Start Up Loans Company

Dr Emma Williams

Founder, EJW Solutions

Lucy Findlay

Managing Director, Social Enterprise Mark

Holly Knower

Chief Executive Officer, NACUE

Jerry Allen

Director for Entrepreneurship, University College London

Dr Emma Burke

Innovation Lead, Open Programmes, Innovate UK

Ruth Burchell

Standards and Frameworks Coordinator, QAA

Siobain Hone

Enterprise Education Manager, University of Bath and Leader, Student Enterprise, University of Bath, SETsquared

Caroline Barfoot

Head of Employability and Student Enterprise, Southampton Solent University

Dr Yaz Iyabo Osho

Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer in Enterprise and Small Business Development, GSM London

Stephen Bloch

Director and Mentor, Innovation Warehouse

Philip Clegg

Head of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, The Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Centre, University of Huddersfield

Ceri Nursaw

Chief Executive, National Centre for Entrepreneurship in Education