Enterprise for all – engaging the unengaged

10:00 am - 4:00 pm 29/06/2018

Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET



**The tweets from this event have been collated here.** 

**The slides can be downloaded at the bottom of this page**

Delegates had the opportunity to:

  • Hear from students involved with the delivery of an EEUK funded project looking at student engagement with enterprise education.
  • Learn about a range of approaches that institutions have taken to engage students with enterprise education.
  • Consider the language used in promoting enterprise education and how this might have an impact on take-up.
  • Engage in discussion about the challenges and opportunities of engaging more diverse student audiences with enterprise education.
  • Network and exchange good practice with enterprise educators from across the UK.


For most students enterprise education is not compulsory. If we are to encourage a greater take up of enterprise education and reach out to more diverse audiences it is essential that we understand what it is that puts some students off enterprise and what we could do attract their interest.

This event shared results from student led-research at Aston University and the University of Gloucestershire, which is currently being funded by EEUK project funding and is looking at the reasons why students do not engage with optional enterprise activities.

The programme then provided a range of examples of how universities have worked successfully to broaden participation in enterprise education both within the curriculum and through co-curricular initiatives.

Speakers and facilitators

  • Student researchers from Aston and Gloucestershire introduced by Dr Anna Rebmann (Aston) and Jason Evans (Gloucestershire)
  • Dr Shakil Ahmed, Aston University
  • Vassil Rachkov, University of Gloucestershire
  • Dan Henderson, University of the Arts London
  • Hemali Patel, King’s College London

Slides can be downloaded here:

Rebmann Evans and students Aston & Gloucestershire

Rachkov Matthews Gloucestershire

Patel Kings

Henderson London College of Fashion

This Enterprise Exchange event was organised by Aston University, the University of Gloucestershire and EEUK

Attendee details

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