Latest enterprise news from EEUK members

Written by Kate Beresford


King’s College London: Women entrepreneurs programme

The Entrepreneurship Institute, King’s College London is very excited to launch a 3-year Women Entrepreneurs Programme supported by Santander Universities. The programme aims to support women on their entrepreneurial journeys, to gain entrepreneurial skills and practical knowledge and access to investors and mentoring. They are supporting a network of thriving women with an entrepreneurial spirit, who are empowered to support each other’s ideas and ventures and who share learning and experiences together. “We’re creating a thriving community of passionate, entrepreneurial women at King’s with the skills and confidence to win big investments for exciting new, scaling ventures.”  Julie Devonshire OBE, Director, Entrepreneurship Institute, King’s College London. Read more here.


City University: Social Enterprise Festival, free and open to all

City, University of London is running the Social Enterprise Festival for the third time. Two days, yes two days with a curated series of keynotes, workshops, discussion panels, one-to-one sessions, a marketplace and a pitching competition – Pitch for Good.  Join our colleagues at City, University of London on the 26th and 27th of February and meet social entrepreneurs who are making a difference in business and in the community. It’s free to attend – to see more and register please click here.


Birmingham universities: New student-led enterprise community

The Birmingham Enterprise Community (BEC) held an exciting launch event recently at Birmingham Business School.  The evening was run in partnership with Enterprise Nation, whose founder Emma Jones spoke at the event and marvelled at the passion of the student entrepreneurs in the room. Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands Combined Authority, joined in the conversation and outlined the developments happening in the West Midlands making it such a go-to place for businesses. The BEC is a University student-led collaborative project with a focus on developing enterprise skills and collaborative links between student bodies. The group was created by a collective of students from five Birmingham universities, supported by staff from the BSEEN start-up programme. More details here.


University of the Highlands and Islands: Supporting enterprising educators

Scottish teachers can now access fully funded training at postgraduate level to become ‘enterprising educators’ as part of a collaboration between the University of the Highlands and Islands and Scotland’s Enterprising Schools (SES).  CREATE, the University’s Centre for Enterprise and Innovation based at Inverness College UHI, has developed a newly-accredited Masters-level module called ‘The Enterprising Educator’, which will be delivered over 15-weeks through a combination of online study and face-to-face tutorials. The programme is fully-funded and will allow practitioners to develop a critical understanding and increased efficacy in enterprise in education, which incorporates creativity, employability, enterprise, entrepreneurship and innovation. More information here or contact programme leader Dr Carol Langston.