9:45 am - 3:15 pm 22/03/2022
Diversity in enterprise education: Taking a more inclusive approach
Tuesday March 22nd 2022, 9.45am to 3.30pm
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Delegates had the opportunity to:
- Hear the latest about the Centre for Research in Minority Entrepreneurships approach to advancing equality and entrepreneurship
- Hear from a range of EEUK Associates on work they have done to widen participation in enterprise and entrepreneurship education
- Discuss with contributors how their work is having an impact and what the next steps may be to increase impact
- Network with like-minded enterprise and entrepreneurship educators.
This EEUK Enterprise Exchange event, delivered in partnership with Aston University, compared and contrasted a range of approaches being taken by enterprise and entrepreneurship educators and practitioners to engage a more diverse range of students and graduates with curricular and co-curricular enterprise and entrepreneurship programmes and initiatives.
The day started with a presentation by Professor Monder Ram OBE, Director of the Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME), Aston University. Professor Ram’s talk, Making Diversity and Enterprise Everyone’s Business: The CREME approach to advancing equality and entrepreneurship, offered insights from the many shades of engagement that characterise CREME’s work—from stakeholder consultation on conventional research projects to the creation of new ventures, to support for ethnic minority businesses.
There were then be a series of short presentations and opportunities for informal discussion where contributors and delegates discussed topics in more detail. The focus was on methods adopted and impact achieved when striving for a more diverse and inclusive culture where students and graduates from a wide range of backgrounds, are enabled to feel engaged with and empowered by enterprise programmes.
The event was attended by enterprise and entrepreneurship educators and practitioners working within or alongside the curriculum.
- Professor Monder Ram OBE, Director of the Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME), Aston University
- Eilish Gorse, Enterprise Adviser in the Student StartUp team, University of Portsmouth
- Terry Dray, Director for Employability and Employer Engagement, Keele University
- Jessica Horwill, Strategic Projects Manager, King’s College London
- Tessa Read, Deputy Head of Careers and Employability, University of the Arts London
- Shani-Louise Osei, Employability and Progression Programme Coordinator, University of the Arts London
- Syeda Rahimunnessa, IP and Student Enterprise Manager, London South Bank University
- Gosbert Chagula. Head of Programmes, Startup Discovery School
Bookings are closed for this event.