Just for starts?

Written by Alison Price

EEUK was invited to join the work underpinning OECD EECOLE (Entrepreneurship Education Collaboration an Engagement) to assess the role of civic universities in England and Wales.  Looking at the UK’s Civic University Network to explore innovation as a “place-responsive” concept, this work looks at the societal impact of institutions as HEIs engage in their local eco-system/communities.

This OECD work supports the work of a new initiative NCIA to generate and mobilise intelligence of what works, for whom and in what contexts; catalyse and share civic innovations; and provide universities with the framework and tools to deliver meaningful, measurable civic strategies and activities.

EEUK will be supporting and sharing the OECD work and updating you on the civic university themes as their work unfolds.

In addition, EEUK is flagging up a national consultation – ESRC’s Work, Education and Skills (WES) team are undertaking a long-range horizon-scanning exercise – which you may want to engage with at an institutional level.  This work is exploring two key research areas (below) and seeking evidence gaps from your perspective.

  • Work priority areas: a resilient, inclusive, and sustainable labour force and market
  • Education priority areas: societal impacts on education provision, educational inequalities, special educational needs and disability (SEND) provision and skills for life.

EEUK continues to work to support international students and, you, as you guide them through their visa options, and also wanted to flag a series of ebooks from SeedLegals that can help you with spin outs, funding options, and their latest guide to launching and scaling start-ups and spin-outs.