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Welcome to the latest news from EEUK and our members.
Read on for news of our members, opportunities, events and vacancies.
Member News
Derby: New Regional Economic Observatory to positively impact businesses, people and communities.
A new initiative designed to support local businesses and communities, has recently been launched by the University of Derby. The University of Derby Regional Economic Observatory (UDREO) aims to work with local businesses to build a robust evidence base to inform economic and social policy deliberations, engage with people and communities, and produce analysis to support engagement with local and national government policy. The University will regularly collect empirical data on business intelligence, social attitudes and the labour market, so it can report on the real challenges, barriers and opportunities facing the region. Find out more.

Portsmouth: University of Portsmouth – creating a toolkit to improve the student experience on external projects

The University of Portsmouth is nearing completion of the Student Engagement in Knowledge (SEKE) toolkit aimed at enhancing knowledge exchange for students working on external projects. The toolkit will be available across UK HE, with tips, guidance and other resources for students, academic and external collaborators. We have also been conducting secondary research, interviews and surveys to gain insights about the enablers and barriers to successful learning in SEKE projects. Our work is one of 20 SEKE projects funded by the Office for Students and UK Research and Innovation.  Contact us at
RGU: secures over £450,000 in funding for entrepreneurship programmes
Robert Gordon University have successfully secured funding from the North East Economic Recovery and Skills Fund to deliver a range of programmes to upskill entrepreneurs and boost business growth both in the university community and for the wider region. The Regional Startup Accelerator which saw hundreds of applications has taken on 36 teams who will get equity-free seed funding, mentorship, co-working space and training while the short courses provide upskilling opportunities for founders in key sectors such as creative industries, food, drink and tourism as well as one focusing on enterprising women. Find out more online
Hertfordshire: National University Business Competition
The University of Hertfordshire (Led by Stephen Robinson) supported 2 teams in the semi-finals of the national University Business Competition, with one team making it through to the final. The University Business Challenge Worldwide is the world’s longest established simulation-based online competition designed to develop Undergraduate and Postgraduate employability skills. 
Bristol: University launches Student Start-up Accelerator 
Enterprise Educators UK Honorary Fellow and External Partnership Manager at the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Neil Coles said, “for many years I’ve noted the excellent support delivered to get students ready for self-employment by our Careers Service here at Bristol and the world-renown support of SETSquared, but what happens between the two? Well that’s where I’d position the fantastic Runway initiative.  We’re about supporting first investments and getting graduate starts ready for whatever comes next.” Find out more on-line.
Dundee: “Entrepreneurship Week 2022’
Featured Associate
Carys Watts, Senior Lecturer (Enterprise), Newcastle University
I teach enterprise within the biosciences; a challenge whereby students are solution focussed. My role brings creativity to the curriculum and recently I have collaborated with colleagues and students from art and music to walk in each other’s shoes and find meaning and areas of crossover in our disciplines. I have been working with peers from the business school and music to unpick what entrepreneurship value means to our students, as well as numerous bioscience/health initiatives and provocations. My ethos is to understand your lived experience, bring an open mind, and learn from those who have walked ahead of you.
Other News
Survey: Careers Professionals and the 3E’s
Dr Emily Beaumont (University of Gloucestershire) is currently undertaking a research project on Careers Professionals and the 3E’s (Employability, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship).  If you are a Careers Professional, please can you take 5 minutes to complete the following survey and also share the link with your teams. Please click here to start the survey.
KEF consultation
EEUK welcomes the opportunity to respond to the KEF options survey. EEUK, through consultation with its members, had commended the introduction of the KEF as a key driver within English HEIs, welcoming the opportunity to highlight graduate and student start-up, and acknowledge the extensive work to build skills and competences in a wide range of stakeholders. However, EEUK membership had been concerned that the dashboard for SEE perspective (Skills, Enterprise, and Entrepreneurship) conflated measures and ultimately failed to reflect the true nature of this perspective.  EEUK invites deeper consideration of the role of student knowledge exchange within this perspective and welcomes your comments by 25th April for inclusion within EEUK submission.
Survey: Developing Entrepreneurship via Creativity in Schools’ Survey
This survey is part of an ERASMUS+ transnational research project in which the UK is a partner via De Montfort University (Leicester).  The aim of this research is to understand how students (at secondary and Higher Education levels) can develop entrepreneurship skills by using creative methods in education. We are inviting EEUK universities and their learners to take part in this research, alongside many students in universities across Europe. The survey will develop a European-wide research base on learners’ skills in creativity and entrepreneurship. The research report will be shared with EEUK members. Please click here for the survey.
Latest Blogs
Things That Have Made Me A Better Enterprise Educator
Good jobs are enjoyable and fun, but the best jobs make you want to improve so that you can be better at them. This blog is containing some top tips for those new to enterprise education who are keen to find development opportunities. Read the full Blog here.
Consult and Be Heard
There are several opportunities for EEUK Associates to get involved in a national consultations at the moment, so check out the policy blog if you have views on KEF, or broader topics such as student belonging and inclusion.  EEUK seeks to understand and amplify your voices (as with our members visa roundtable event) so keep us informed and check the latest updates on gender inequalities and using GreenComp. Read the full Policy Blog here
Latest Opportunities
IEEC2022 Call for contributions
Deadline 27th May 2022

Enterprise Educators UK and our 2022 host, platinum sponsor Swansea University, together with platinum sponsor The Welsh Government, are delighted to invite you to join us and contribute to the leading global three-day forum for enterprise and entrepreneurship educators and practitioners. Please click here for further details.
Latest Events
IEEC2022 Contributions Information Session
Thinking of submitting a proposal to run a session at IEEC this year? Don’t miss this online information session where we will run through what’s required, timescales, and the different types of sessions available. More details and registration here.
Latest Vacancies
Student Enterprise & Mentoring Manager
University of East London
Closes: May 8th 2022
Academic Staff Developers (Research and KEE)
University of Southampton
Closes: May 9th 2022
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