Latest #EntEd news from our EEUK members

Written by Lynn O'Byrne

Baishev: “Generations of Independence-2022”

In December 2022, “Generations of Independence-2022” competition of innovative ideas   was held to support young entrepreneurs in the Aktobe region. There are representatives from Baishev University in the following categories: 1. Education and Science – Rysgul Dauletova. 2. Arts and Culture – Kenzhegul Serebayeva. 3. Information Technology – Adilkazy Yessengaliyev. The winners were awarded 300,000 tenge grants to develop their startups. Congratulations!

Lancaster Good Place Lab on the ETC Toolkit

Can creativity be encouraged in an online environment? Lancaster University digital self-guided course Good Place Lab provides an example of critical thinking and problem-solving practice transferred to online environment co-created with students. The course is structured as a sequence of steps based on an innovation challenge related to improving a campus university environment. Learners will be able to explore concepts of innovation and gain insights into how design thinking methods can be applied to innovation. The course can be accessed on the ETC toolkit HERE.

Baishev: Low-code and No-code capabilities

On December 22, 2022, a meeting was held at the creative hub of Baishev University with Zhaksybek Nurtles, the founder of  the  service and the mentor of the Techpreneurs program. At the event, Zhaksybek Nurtles shared his insights and told how students, young professionals and entrepreneurs can use no-code tools in their work and projects without spending a lot on development.

Newcastle/Bristol: Evidence of Engagement with the Threshold Concepts in Entrepreneurial Thinking tool (part of the ETC Toolkit)

Have you used this tool?  We’d love to know! Dave Jarman (University of Bristol, Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, CfIE) and Dr Lucy Hatt (Newcastle University Business School) created a tool (2021) which includes:

–  Explanations of what threshold concepts are
–  A walk through the process used with CfIE to develop a set of threshold concepts entrepreneurial thinking
–  Three ways of doing this in your own context

Please follow this link or contact directly.

Lancaster: NSS Entrepreneurial Opportunities 

Last year, Lancaster University adopted optional question set B14 Entrepreneurial Opportunities in its National Student Survey.  When the results came in, the most surprising finding was that only a very small proportion of students seemed to have been asked these questions nationally.  We are keen to get a better understanding of which organisations have or haven’t adopted these questions, the reasons for this, and whether those who have are benefiting from this data in some way. LU’s Enterprise Programme Manager, Simon Harrison, would be very grateful for any EEUK members willing to share their own perspectives.  Please drop him an email via