Latest #EntEd news from Nottingham, Oxford & UCL

Written by Kate Beresford


Nottingham: Ingenuity programme open to all

The Ingenuity Programme brings students, staff and alumni from over 30 UK universities together with local communities and is designed to help participants turn their ideas for change into a business that creates impact. The focus is on ideas that create sustainable impact in improving health, tackling climate change, or building stronger communities following the Covid-19 pandemic. The free programme is delivered through an online summit, taking place in December 2021, followed by an online development programme and national business plan competition running from February – May 2022. Participants will hear from those with lived or professional experience of the biggest social and environmental challenges facing the UK today, as well as charity leaders, think tanks, and industry experts. Teams or individuals with the most viable ideas will also be partnered with a mentor to develop their business plan and pitch, with the prize winners announced at the Impact Evening on 19 May 2022. The programme is open to everyone, no matter their background or experience, and you can find out more at


Oxford: Legends of Leadership global event

Join the Oxford Foundry on 24th November for the first event in Dan Carter’s ‘Legends of Leadership’ series. All Blacks sporting legend and OXFO Leader in Practice, Dan Carter, will be in conversation with Reid Hoffman CBE, co-founder of LinkedIn. Livestreamed globally for anyone and everyone – this is an incredible opportunity to gain unique and unparalleled access to leadership advice and insights from two world-renowned leaders in sport and entrepreneurship. Join OXFO to gain essential lifelong learning and direction, and feel inspired, empowered, and ready to lead and succeed in an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world. Sign up for the event here


UCL-backed company helps millions of students choose the best university for them

Unibuddy is transforming the way students choose their place of study, and how universities recruit them, with its interactive digital platform. Co-founded by UCL alumnus Kimeshan Naidoo and Diego Fanara, the company has raised $32 million in investment and is working in partnership with 500 universities in 35 countries. The company employs 130 staff. Prospective students can chat and interact with existing students through the Unibuddy platform. Nine out of 10 students who use the platform felt more confident about their university choice, according to user feedback. Read more here.