‘Small is beautiful’? Developing enterprise and entrepreneurship in smaller, specialist and new institutions and subject areas

10:00 am - 4:00 pm 31/03/2018

Longdales Road, Lincoln


Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln LN1 3DY

** The Storify for this event can be found here**

This one day ‘Enterprise Exchange’ event enabled delegates to:

  • appreciate the value of ‘smallness’ for enterprise development in HE
  • learn from and share approaches to developing enterprise education and enterprise related activities in smaller and newer institutions
  • explain how the concepts of enterprise, entrepreneurship, innovation and employability can connect in practical, meaningful ways
  • explore how student, business and community engagement can shape the enterprising campus
  • discuss how enterprise development in smaller institutions can respond confidently to the changing world of Brexit, TEF, REF and other factors

Background and summary

EEUK Enterprise Exchange events are one day best practice style mini conferences where educators and practitioners come together to share and exchange good practice and expertise related to enterprise and entrepreneurship education.

‘Small is Beautiful’ is an enduring principle EF Schumacher gave the world. We can apply it both in relation to creating new enterprises, and also to the enterprise experience in small, new and specialist universities and colleges. This event, hosted by Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln, celebrated and shared ways in which smaller institutions are developing enterprise in their learning, research, student and community engagement activities. It explored the connections between institutional mission and strategy with the development of an enterprising curriculum; student experience and employability; and business support and engagement. It also helped educators running small subject areas, and FE Colleges developing enterprise within HE to learn from these approaches.

MASHEIN is a network of small HEIs funded by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education and hosted by Bishop Grosseteste University. Further details can be found at: https://www.lfhe.ac.uk/en/member/mashein/index.cfm


  • Professor David Rae, Bishop Grosseteste University and EEUK
  • Alison Price, Enterprise Evolution (pictured above)
  • Katy Duke, Royal Agricultural University
  • Stef Thorne, University of Suffolk
  • Alison Webb, Bishop Grosseteste University
  • Daniel Cox, Arts University Bournemouth

This event was organised by EEUK, Bishop Grosseteste University and MASHEIN

Attendee details

See above for how to book onto this event