Gathering the Key Ingredients

Written by Alison Price


With our friends at the APPG for Entrepreneurship (All Party Parliamentary Group for Entrepreneurship) undertaking a consultation, we are asking you to add your voice and also to invite your graduate starts and entrepreneurs to do so too!  EEUK feel that it is key that graduate and education voices form part of the APPG investigation into the UK’s high levels of regional inequality, so please share their links to share our experiences directly with Government.

Our initial results from our recent online survey (which is still open!) show that effective engagement with guest speakers and alumni voices have been a real boost over the last year working online. Associates also feel that it has been possible to share key frameworks and provide support required to individual learners despite everyone being remote, however there are national concerns about opportunities for skill building. It is also clear that the last 18 months has created new ways of working/student collaboration and a drive to get things done despite the challenges which will continue to change the workplace of the future as well as education.  We will keep sharing our sector experience and are delighted that IEEC2021 will draw out this learning from across the membership (Looking forward to seeing you there as registrations are open!).

In addition our EEUK Research Project funding EERPF is leading to new additions to the @ETCToolkit resource library, and the  ETCToolkit now holds new 3rd mission EntreComp examples, such as EEUK Fellow Simon Baldwin’s contribution on working with partners.  We announced the new “third mission” focus at the latest EEUK EntreComp event (led by Members UWE and LSBU) and if you missed this event, then find the slides here and check out @ETCToolkit for examples of practice such as this one from EEUK Fellow Syeda Rahimunnessa. EERPF is also creating new outputs to share, such as Tessa Read’s lit review for the University of the Arts, London & London South Bank University EERPF project on under-represented groups have traditionally experienced barriers in accessing enterprise opportunities, support and funding’ which you can find here

Recent reports include NCEE’s  “Getting results” report in partnership with Universities UK and also the Global Entrepreneurship monitor GEM which is just out.

Alison Price, Head of Policy and Professional Development, EEUK