Enterprise news from Loughborough Birmingham and Westminster

Written by Kate Beresford


Loughborough: Outstanding Entrepreneurial University

Loughborough University was the winner of the Outstanding Entrepreneurial University award, sponsored by NCEE, in the recent Times Higher Awards. Their success was based on the establishment of a new enterprise ecosystem – where enterprise has been embedded in academic Schools, at senior management level, and as part of the student experience. The judges said Loughborough was a “worthy winner” because it took “a truly holistic approach” to embedding entrepreneurialism in the work of staff and students. The win was one of a trio of successes on the night with Loughborough also winning Excellence in Registry Services and Outstanding Marketing/Communications Team. Read the full story here.


Birmingham: Partnership success with Department for International Trade

The University of Birmingham and the Department for International Trade (DIT) have extended their work together after the success of a modern languages module aimed at giving students enhanced skills after they graduate. The second-year enterprise module lasts for 10 weeks and covers a broad range of exporting topics including international market selection, finance, product innovation and business culture. Helen Hook, Enterprise Educator at the University of Birmingham, said: “We work closely with industry partners to co-design modules which ensure that Birmingham’s graduates are work ready, enterprising, creative and transformative thinkers.Find out more here.


Westminster: WUTOPIA celebrates!

The University of Westminster’s Creative Enterprise Centre is celebrating after a magnificent week of the WUTOPIA POP-UP held in Covent Garden. The pioneering enterprise and experiential learning project, which supports and showcases the University’s creative entrepreneurs, took over £2.2k in sales.  All purchases made, went directly back to the exhibiting emerging creative entrepreneurs, to support the growth of their craft & businesses. Shiela Birungi, CEC Manager said “It was fantastic to see the events run by the entrepreneurs throughout the week and how they generated sales from them.  The engagement that the businesses have had from being in a key shopping area in the lead-up to Christmas has been invaluable.  We are already working on the 2020 POP-UP!