On Thursday 10th January, Leeds Enterprise Centre played host to Sir Tim Wilson, author of the recent Review of Business-University Collaboration, and Prof. Andy Penaluna, who was instrumental in developing the new QAA guidelines for Enterprise Education in HE.
The event was held in the Michael Marks Building and attended by delegates who travelled from various institutions all around the country. The theme of the event focused on The Role of Enterprise Education in Achieving Economic and Social Impact which generated a lovely debate and provoked many questions from the audience.
Prof. Nigel Lockett chaired the panel and discussion stated, "Sir Tim and Andy covered a full spectrum of issues relating to enterprise education and business engagement. Their passion and commitment was immediately clear to the audience. I felt reassured that we were on the right track and inspired to make the University of Leeds one of the leading enterprise universities." He added, "Enterprise is an important way for students to gain employability skills and critical for the growth agenda championed by UK and EU governments."
The event was well very received and due to it's popularity, a follow up event was recently held in Bristol.
For more information, please see the following documents:
- The Wilson Review. Available to download from here: http://www.bis.gov.uk/assets/biscore/further-education-skills/docs/w/12-610-wilson-review-business-university-collaboration.pdf
- The QAA document. Available to download from: http://www.qaa.ac.uk/Publications/InformationAndGuidance/Documents/enterprise-guidance.pdf