Latest #EntEd news from six EEUK members

Written by Lynn O'Byrne

York: New hub to empower Yorkshire’s entrepreneurs and improve communities

The University of York believes in the power of enterprise and entrepreneurship as a driver for social change. To support this mission, we have launched Enterprise Works – an innovative hub bringing together regional business support, local communities and entrepreneurs to support start-ups and businesses to grow, and enterprising talent to become entrepreneurs.“We are laying the foundations for new entrepreneurial futures – futures which are open to anyone, from any community, with access to the right advice, services and support”

Professor Kiran Trehan, Pro-Vice-Chancellor – Partnerships and Engagement

Arts: DBACE 2022

LCF BA(Hons) Fashion Design and Development graduate Chamiah Dewey has won £15,000 funding from the Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Entrepreneurs. Chamiah Dewey Fashion is the UK’s first clothing brand for people with dwarfism, offering stylish, timeless pieces, made in eco-conscious fabrics, produced in the UK. Starting with a measurement audit sent out to women with Dwarfism, Chamiah also developed the World’s first tailor’s dummy in the form of a woman with Achondroplasia. Chamiah will use the funding to develop two collections for people with Dwarfism allowing them to take their brand to show at London Fashion Week.

Solent: Innovation Hub

Solent Business School, Solent University Southampton, is pleased to announce that it has gained funding to open an Innovation Hub to support the Enterprise eco-system within the School and University.    We are reaching out to our fellow HEIs for advice and guidance around developing this type of space and even potentially being able to visit your already developed spaces?   Please contact with if you might be able to support this, we will be very happy to host you in return at the opening of our Innovation Hub centre.

Lancaster: Regenerative curriculum co-created with students and local community

Good Place Innovators from Lancaster University Management School, an EEUK funded project, presented their model of regenerative curriculum at the Lancaster University Education Conference attended by over 100 staff and students from Lancaster global family. The focus of the project has been on encouraging educators to incorporate place into their curriculum and the conference paper confirmed the positive impact on students learning as well as regenerative approach to curriculum development enhancing the academic engagement. The conference page provides more details about the project approach: Conference | Good Place Innovators (

Durham Venture School. US Trip

DVS is a six-month accelerator programme open to any Durham graduate. The first cohort concluded in May culminating in a trip to Silicon Valley to connect with Durham alumni, both entrepreneurs and investors. Highlights included meeting Silicon Valley’s latest tech unicorn, a visit to Start X at Stanford University and a masterclass on fundraising at the HQ of Andreesen Horowitz.  This amazing experience was both aspirational and inspirational; and expanded the groups horizons as to their potential and what they think is possible. You can find out more DVS.


Bristol: Start-up wins University funding

A student start-up developing an on-the-go cleaning case for reusable menstrual cups has won a slice of £75,000 in funding from the University of Bristol after following an Innovation degree.   With a growing acceptance of enterprise and entrepreneurship at the University of Bristol, teams from across the University now deliver education and support in joined up way that has led to increased funding and improved delivery. Beyond the headlines there have been many financial and support packages delivered through RunwayBasecamp and SetSquared this last academic year and the teams are coming together to deliver bigger and better by 2023!