Entrepreneurship on campus – embedding enterprise in the curriculum, supporting student start-ups and increasing diversity

9:00 am - 1:00 pm 10/03/2020

Westminster, London


Westminster Higher Education Forum Policy conference

Entrepreneurship on campus – embedding enterprise in the curriculum, supporting student start-ups and increasing diversity

with

Lord Bilimoria, Founder, Cobra Beer; Chancellor, University of Birmingham and Vice-President, CBI and Alban Stowe, Senior Head, National Partnerships, The Prince’s Trust

and

Sherry Coutu, Founders4Schools; Dr Christopher Haley, Nesta; Dr Lianne Taylor, University of East Anglia; Gareth Trainer, Newcastle University and Professor Kiran Trehan, University of Birmingham

Morning, Tuesday, 10th March 2020

Central London

 Areas for discussion include:

  • embedding enterprise in the curriculum;
  • supporting student start-ups and increasing diversity; and
  • how universities can better support student entrepreneurs.

Being held near the start of the new parliament, the conference comes amid some significant policy developments.

It will follow publication of the Stace Review – commissioned by government and backed by the Prince’s Trust – which is considering the barriers preventing young people from starting up a business and will propose measures to support enterprising young people from all backgrounds.

The discussion also takes place in the context of the government target to increase the number of female entrepreneurs in the UK by 50% by 2030, following the recommendations of the Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship, which called on the business community to increase the resources available to education providers, including universities, to teach about starting a business.

Keynote and speaking contributions

There will be keynote contributions from:

  • Lord Bilimoria, Founder, Cobra Beer; Chancellor, University of Birmingham and Vice-President, CBI; and
  • Alban Stowe, Senior Head, National Partnerships, The Prince’s Trust.

Further speakers include:

  • Professor Kiran Trehan, Professor of Leadership and Enterprise Development, University of Birmingham – on work to develop outreach and improve the diversity of those engaging in entrepreneurship;
  • Sherry Coutu, CEO, Founders4Schools – on opportunities for schools to give prospective entrepreneurs experience of entrepreneurship in the run-up to  entering university;
  • Dr Lianne Taylor, Lecturer, Entrepreneurship and Strategy, University of East Anglia – on developing entrepreneurial campuses based on work at the UEA;
  • Dr Christopher Haley, Head, New Technology and Startup Research, Nesta – on Nesta’s work in supporting the development of entrepreneurial campuses at universities; and
  • Gareth Trainer, Chair of Enterprise Educators UK and Assistant Director Careers Service (Enterprise and Entrepreneurship), Newcastle University

The agenda

  • Supporting young entrepreneurs: findings from the Stace Review;
  • Removing barriers to entrepreneurship – improving diversity and inclusion, access to finance, and providing entrepreneurial experience;
  • Entrepreneurial campuses – embedding enterprise education across the curriculum and building an entrepreneurial culture on campus;
  • Supporting students from start-up to scale-up – support networks, mentors, and collaboration between universities and finance providers; and
  • Next steps for improving mentoring and support for entrepreneurs across UK universities.

Booking arrangements

Please click here to see the Agenda.

To book places, please use our online booking form.

Once submitted, this will be taken as a confirmed booking and will be subject to our terms and conditions below.

Please pay in advance by credit card on 01344 864796. If advance credit card payment is not possible, please contact Sean Cudmore to make other arrangements.

Options and charges are as follows:

  • Places at Entrepreneurship on campus – embedding enterprise in the curriculum, supporting student start-ups and increasing diversity (including refreshments and PDF copy of the transcripts) are £230plus VAT;
  • Concessionary rate places for small charities, unfunded individuals and those in similar circumstances are £85 plus VAT. Please be sure to apply for this at the time of booking.

For those who cannot attend:

  • Copies of the briefing document, including full transcripts of all speeches and the questions and comments sessions and further articles from interested parties, will be available approximately 12 days after the event for £95 plus VAT;
  • Concessionary rate: £50 plus VAT.

If you find the charge for places a barrier to attending, please contact Sean Cudmore as concessionary and complimentary places are made available in certain circumstances (but do be advised that this typically applies to individual service users or carers or the like who are not supported by or part of an organisation, full-time students, people between jobs or who are fully retired with no paid work, and representatives of small charities – not businesses, individuals funded by an organisation, or larger charities/not-for-profit companies).

Attendee details

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