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1 The University is dead, long live the University: Is Entrepreneurial Learning the missing link between University Education & Employability? Professor Nigel Lockett September 2016 DEVELOPING THE ENTREPRENEURIAL UNIVERSITY Developing the Entrepreneurial University 1

2 Growing recognition 2014 Small Business Charter: GOLD 2015 HEA: National Teaching Fellowship 2015 NCEE: Entrepreneurial University Leaders Programme 2015 NEE: HE Enterprise Champion 2015 First Enterprise Impact Report 2015 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards: Duke of York Award for University Entrepreneurship 2015 Times Higher Education: Entrepreneurial University of the Year 2016 Guardian University Awards: Entrepreneurship Enterprise at Leeds 2

3 Enterprise at Leeds Enterprise at Leeds University-wide strategy to make enterprise a distinctive feature Unified corporate level marketing and communications Business High Growth Firms Enterprise Graduate Staff Student Incubation Programme PG Researchers In-outside Curriculum University IP Commercialisation 3

4 Enterprise at Leeds Business High Growth Firms Enterprise Enterprise at Leeds Graduate Incubation Programme Enterprise 4

5 Enterprise at Leeds Staff PG Researchers Enterprise Enterprise at Leeds University IP Commercialisation Enterprise 90% less water 5

6 Student enterprise Student enterprise provides exceptional enterprise opportunities, education and support to all our students and graduates to enable social, economic and cultural impact Supported by alumni and entrepreneurs 1 MILLION Enterprise at Leeds plays to our strengths the whole university! Enterprise and entrepreneurship New venture creation Enterprise and society Social enterprise Enterprise and employability Enterprising skills Developing entrepreneurial effectiveness (QAA 2012) Inside the curriculum over 1,200 students Enterprise Awareness Entrepreneurial Mindset Entrepreneurial Capability Entrepreneurial Effectiveness Outside the curriculum over 850 students 6

7 Enterprise and entrepreneurship New venture creation Sam Ryan, Barney Williams & James Gupta BSc Accounting & Finance, BSc Environment & Business, MBChB Medicine Enterprise modules SPARK Enterprise Scholars Business Plan Competition Incubation Programme JumpIn (Addison Lee) Enterprise and society Social enterprise Wendy Matthews MBCHB Medicine SPARK Enterprise Scholar Business Plan Competition Sir Peter Thompson Proof of Concept award NASICE 7

8 Enterprise and employability Enterprising skills Nick Simm BA Management with Marketing Enterprise modules SPARK Enterprise Scholar Year in Enterprise EU Enterprise Ambassador Bold Gorilla Digital Consultant Accenture Winning THE EUY & beyond Just four things to consider Vision then permission: 4 years in the making Helping hand[s]: Action group, students & alumni A little research goes a long way! To boldly go: So, what next? 8

9 Vision then permission: 4 years in the making Getting started: Do you need permission? Power: Who is shaping the vision? [for cultural, economic, & social] Culture: Is enterprise a safe haven or no man s land? Language: Third mission, third leg or triple chocolate!? [education, enterprise& research] Helping hand[s]: Action group, students & alumni Staff: Who is building internal networks? [action group] Stakeholders: What is the point of external networks? [policy & entrepreneurial ecosystem] Students: How are you engaging the student body? Alumni plus: Who is working with potential donors? 9

10 Recent Research: Entrepreneurial Learning Entrepreneurial learning is relevant to a wide range of disciplines and broadly encompasses three areas: i) Entrepreneurship ii) Enterprise and Society iii) Enterprise and Employability all leading to the acquisition of enterprising skills Formal learning: Enterprise education in-curricular Non-formal learning: Enterprise support co-curricular Informallearning: Enterprise opportunities extra-curricular Recent Research: Entrepreneurial Learning Graduate entrepreneurs (within 1 year) UK, Spain and Sweden Interviews focusing on relationships (social capital) at significant entrepreneurial moments at and after University Engaged in Enterprise Education as part of degree 10

11 Recent Research: Entrepreneurial Learning Graduate entrepreneurs (within 1 year) UK, Spain and Sweden Interviews focusing on relationships (social capital) at significant entrepreneurial moments at and after University Did NOT engage in Enterprise Education as part of degree Recent Research: Entrepreneurial Learning Graduate entrepreneurs (within 1 year) UK, Spain and Sweden Interviews focusing on relationships (social capital) at significant entrepreneurial moments at and after University All interviewees 11

12 To boldly go: So, what next? But it s not research, it s not education: Should enterprise even be a priority for the sector? Holy Grail: Is enterprise the link between the University Education and Employability? REF (impact) & TEF (employability) Triple Chocolate University [education, enterprise& research] The University is dead, long live the University Professor Nigel Lockett 12

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