Latest #EntEd news from Oxford Brookes, Plymouth, King’s, Durham

Written by Kate Beresford


Oxford Brookes: Thrive Festival 2021

Oxford Brookes University’s Thrive Festival aims to bring careers and business goals to life. The event is open to all to join in person or online for the Thrive Festival from 8 to 21 November, Oxfordshire’s dedicated event for “Making Ideas Happen.”. There will be an incredible line-up of inspiring guest speakers and innovative brands. Over two weeks, there will be over 40 exciting events, including interactive workshops, networking, funding opportunities, competitions, giveaways and much more. Free tickets and exciting announcements here.


Plymouth: Start-up weekend with marine focus

In collaboration with local business leaders and experts from the thriving South West marine industry, Plymouth University is inviting creative people from across Plymouth, and beyond, to join them for a Startup Weekend with a focus on Marine! This event will support new and innovative marine-themed ideas to emerge and come to life in the South West. Click here for more information.


King’s: Women Entrepreneurs Symposium

With support from Santander Universities, King’s College London’s Entrepreneurship Institute set out to address the gender disparity in Entrepreneurship based on findings in the Alison Rose Review.

Through a programme of skills, workshops and community they have worked to provide access and a network of support to women entrepreneurs throughout the King’s community and are sharing their findings and best practice at an online event, free to attend, on October 27th. Details here.


Durham: Launch of the Inaugural Durham Venture School

In September, Durham University welcomed 26 graduates onto its new Durham Venture School Programme. Powered by Durham’s alumni community, this the first programme of its kind in the higher education sector. Durham Venture School brings together talented individuals, selected on their skills, experience and mindset, to launch high-potential startups. For the first three months, participants receive a stipend, enabling them to focus full-time on exploring problems and developing solutions. Teams that successfully pitch for their place on the second half of the programme receive £10,000 investment, mentorship from Durham’s alumni community and participate in inspirational visits to global hubs of innovation. For more information contact Marek Tokarski