Morning, Thursday, 5th July 2018
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.