IEEC 2018 Parallel Sessions (draft and subject to change)
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IEEC2018 SESSION SUMMARIES
PechaKucha presentations (Stream A)
PK1 (a) Dr Kelly Smith, Coventry University
PK1 (b) Dr Safia Barikzai, London South Bank University
PK1 (c) Dr Elina Kallas, University of Tartu
PK1 (d) Dr Victoria Mountford-Brown, Newcastle University
PK1 (e) Amy Gerrard, Liverpool John Moores University
PK1 (f) Dr Christopher Moon, Middlesex University, Dr Andreas Walmsley, Dr Nikolaos Apostopolous, Plymouth University
EERPF funded project.
2A Flourish: An EE Project in 21 Chinese High Schools
Julian Fisher; Charlotte Smith, Venture Education (Slides not available)
For the past three years, Venture Education has been running a successful enterprise education project in twenty-one of the top government high schools in Beijing. Julian Fisher and Charlotte Smith will be discussing the project, activities to engage students, lessons learnt and an insight into the fast-paced revolution in enterprise and entrepreneurship education currently underway in Chinese schools and universities.
Christel De Maeyer; Karijn Bonne; Cecilia De Winter, Artevelde UC
In this session we want to test an ‘experience prototyping’ with the attendees to get feedback on our proposal Zocalo.io. Zocalo.io is a digital platform that connects starters and stakeholders/partners to develop and optimize the starters personal growth and personal / professional skill set. We work with journey maps and service design blue prints to test and discover how users will go about our services. Zocalo.io is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) in Belgium.
Dr Simon Brown, P2T Consulting Ltd; Lisa McMullan, The Women’s Organisation
Do you struggle to explain to people you meet what you actually do? If you struggle imagine how hard it is for research active academics to explain their work to potential employers or commercial sponsors of research. This session introduces two simple tools that benefit everybody in academia. Come and enjoy learning how to talk to Muggles!
Jerry Allen, University College London; Phil Clegg, University of Huddersfield
At IEEC 2016, initial conversations were started between the University of Huddersfield and UCL on the potential of collaborative research to raise the profile and influence policy around Entrepreneurship Education. With the importance of ‘Place’ emerging from the Industrial Strategy, these two diverse institutions elected to compare the very different ‘places’ they occupy; London and Yorkshire and the support for business start-ups in those regional HEIs. The resulting Localis Report will form the basis for this interactive debate and discussion.
Mark Neild, University of Bristol
Great strides have been made to reduce global poverty, but much of this success is in spite of rather than because of international development and NGO interventions. Entrepreneur education, seen by many as the solution, has historically delivered little impact. In this session we will explore why this is the case, what can be done about it and how to develop entrepreneurs that generate economic growth with neither grant funding nor public subsidy.
Professor Carol Jarvis, University of the West of England; Dr Jeremy Richards, Falmouth University; Anneke Edmonds, Northumbria University
This interactive session explores tensions and challenges experienced by staff delivering experiential entrepreneurship programmes. It highlights themes/good practices for accommodating these, their role in improving the efficacy of team-based experiential approaches, and thus of the student learning experience. You will have the opportunity to share your own experience of juggling theory with practice, the needs of multiple stakeholders and coping strategies. Findings from the HEFCE- funded longitudinal research into the student journey through an experiential entrepreneurship programme will be disseminated.
PechaKucha presentations (Stream B)
PK2 (a) Ben Mumby-Croft, Imperial College London
PK2 (b) Fiona Godsman, Scottish Institute for Enterprise
PK2 (c) Emma Robinson, Liverpool John Moores University
PK2 (d) Professor David Rae, De Montfort University
PK2 (e) Maret Ahonen; Piret Arusaar, University of Tartu
Development of pre-incubation model and its implementation: the case of Estonian higher educational institutions (Slides not available)
PK2 (f) Alan Waldron, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Mohammed Ali, University of Birmingham
We work in institutions that contain excellent resources, innovations and talent and our campuses are usually situated in places with individual characters and priorities involving numerous stakeholders, some obvious and some not-so-obvious. This session aims to bring us together to share, brainstorm and discover how our institutions can identify and collaborate with regional partners to enhance entrepreneurial opportunities and outcomes for our students and graduates as well as our communities during this transformational period of time in our country’s history.
Neil Coles; Katie Martin, University of Bristol
Employers don’t care. Enterprise educators continually claim they support competencies for employability, but where is the evidence that the Times Top 100 Graduate Employers actually care? This highly-charged fast-paced session will challenge the notion that enterprise educators have a role to play in graduate employability. Participants will generate 100 examples of where graduate employers are asking for enterprise related attributes, and everyone will walk away with a map connecting enterprise competencies with the requirements of big graduate employers.
Dr Charlotte Warin, Newcastle University; Dr Tom Williamson, Coventry University; Charlie Wheeldon, Loughborough University
Following a recent EEUK mission to Japan, supported by a delegation of 10 EEUK members visiting 7 different Japanese Higher Education Institutions between Tokyo and Osaka, the team would like to take the opportunity to present their findings back to the network. The session will share key features of enterprise education in Japan and invite a discussion around the similarities, differences and how we can both support and incorporate the learning between the two countries.
Lucy Findlay, Social Enterprise Mark CIC; Dr Emily Beaumont; Sarah Stevenson, Plymouth Marjon University
Social Enterprise Mark CIC has a track record in accrediting universities as social enterprises and have worked with HEFCE over recent years to promote the accreditation to embed the social enterprise ethos more widely across HEIs. We will facilitate a discussion around ‘what is a social enterprise?’ and explore ways in which universities are embedding the social enterprise agenda through case studies. Plymouth Marjon University will provide a study of their own experience including preparation and strategy for achieving the accreditation.
**Winner of Best in Track**
Lynda Povey; Eilish Gorse, University of Portsmouth
This workshop will provide an opportunity to hear how the Enterprise Team at the University of Portsmouth has more than quadrupled the number of academic staff engaged in enterprise education and will explore how other institutions can follow suit. By designing a bespoke platform with a range of resources, videos and best practice as well as links to external toolkits, staff are encouraged and supported to develop enterprising mindsets and skills in their students.
Kathryn Penaluna; Professor Andy Penaluna, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
One in three jobs in Europe are related to industries that use Intellectual Property Rights (IP) intensively (OHIM, 2014) yet, a UK study of HEI’s (Soetendorp et al., 2016) found that less than a third of students surveyed had received information / only 40% of students considered their current awareness of IP to be sufficient to support them in their future careers. EEUK has funded new research through EERPF, so where are we now and where can we go?
PechaKucha presentations (Stream C)
PK3 (a) Katy Duke; Dr David Bozward, Royal Agricultural University
PK3 (b) Claire Parry-Witchell, Cardiff University
PK3 (c) Lesley Cottrell, Coleg y Cymoedd
PK3 (d) Heather Asiala, University of Strathclyde
PK3 (e) Kelly Jordan; Emma Dunbar, Swansea University
PK3 (f) Dr Nicolette Michels, Oxford Brookes University
Dr Heather Round, Deakin University
Educating tomorrow’s entrepreneurs is a challenging prospect. Not only do educators need to focus on developing hard skills needed for entrepreneurship, increasingly educators are integrating in aspects of soft skills in order to better equip entrepreneurs to scale-up and accelerate their ideas. An aspect of soft skills development seldom focused on is that of stress management for entrepreneurs. This session will reflect on the entrepreneurial mind-set and personality and crafting stress management skills training which best equips future entrepreneurs.
Dr Gabi Kaffka, Ecorys NL; Dr Norris Krueger, Entrepreneurship Northwest
**Winner of Best in Track**
To offer effective entrepreneurship education programmes (EEPs), it is important that educators have valid assessment tools to evaluate EEPs and their impact on different types of students. We present the EEEPHEIC (pronounced ‘epic’) project of the European Commission that aims to identify and evaluate relevant EEPs (content and teaching methods) as well as their impact measures. Specifically, we seek input from session participants for the design of an online toolkit for EEP content design and impact assessment.
Claire Harris; Joanne Graham, Queen’s University Belfast
**Winner of Best in Track**
Over the past year, the enterprise team in The Graduate School at Queen’s University Belfast have been piloting a new approach to encouraging social innovation with postgraduate students. The students have been tackling some of the most pressing problems in our local community using design thinking. Join us to get your hands dirty and hear more about what we’ve learnt and what our plans are for the future of social innovation in the university.
Dr Shona Johnston; John Willsdon, University of Dundee
The Centre of Entrepreneurship and Careers Service have worked together to design and deliver a range of embedded enterprise and employability modules in disciplines ranging from Engineering to Humanities. This interactive workshop will outline the creative approaches taken to design tailored learning for each group and to meet the challenges encountered in getting the right language, assessment methods and buy-in from academic colleagues. We will also ask participants to join us in designing plans for future development and sustainable growth.
Dr Matthew Rogers-Draycott, University of Buckingham; Dr Charlotte Warin, Newcastle University
**Winner of Best in Track**
In this session the presenters will compare and contrast their experiences of embedding an entrepreneurial student selective component (SSC’s) into the Medical Degrees in their own institutions. In doing so they will share insights into the design of their courses, the materials they have used, example tasks and, importantly, feedback from the students themselves exploring the value they have derived from the programmes.
Howard Duffy, University of Surrey; Joe Pearce, University of Essex
**Winner of Best in Track**
The age old question! We want to share how changing our offering has seen a rise in the number of students wanting to engage with an onsite incubator. As well as understand what journey students have taken to reach our service. Finally, sharing best practice on how we did these things resulted in quadrupling the number of student businesses we worked with.
PechaKucha presentations (Stream D)
PK4 (a) John Barker, Cardiff Metropolitan University
PK4 (b) Michael Bedward, LondonSouth Bank University
PK4 (c) Rob Moon, University of Derby
PK4 (d) Eneken Titov, Estonian Entrepreneurship UAS
PK4 (e) Lee Sharma; John Barker, Simply Do Ideas
PK4 (f) Dr Veronica Sanchez-Romaguera, University of Manchester
Innovation and commercialisation of research: A challenging unit or challenging doctoral students? Slides not available
Richard Everitt, British Council
National launch of new 5 year programme: Release of the research report; ‘Driving Creative Enterprise’ a comprehensive updated overview of how higher education is supporting entrepreneurship education and identifies areas for partnership with countries in Wider Europe. Formal launch of the ‘Creative Spark: Higher Education Enterprise Programme’ including details of partnership grants for international collaboration between UK and Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia for delivering enterprise skills trainings to students, academics and creative entrepreneurs.
Catherine Brentnall, Ready Unlimited; Ivan Diego, Valnalon
The ‘social’ part of social innovation often focusses on the social mission, product/service or entrepreneur. This obscures a crucial differentiator in social projects and enterprises – their participatory nature and democratic governance. This practical workshop shares a new educational project (NEMESIS), which is developing a social innovation in education model, and takes delegates through a participatory decision-making technique (OPERA), which is used in the project and which workshop participants can transfer to their contexts.
Clare Griffiths; Adam Jones, University of Brighton
In this interactive, “bring your own device” session, delegates will have the chance to experiment with a free, digital learning resource, called SKILLS ON TAP, which our undergraduate and postgraduate students have used within the curriculum. Delegates will learn how our students used this resource to evaluate the employability skills, innovative behaviour, and entrepreneurial mindsets they applied and developed, as a result of a 50-hour work placement during the University of Brighton’s module ‘Employability, Enterprise and Innovation’.
Philip Clegg; Catherine Brentnall, University of Huddersfield
During 2017/18, the University of Huddersfield’s Enterprise Team ran a HEFCE Catalyst Project. This principally explored the value-adding opportunity and potential of inter-disciplinary collaboration, between two diverse groups of students exploring business start-up. Using our recent and specific experience as an initial framework, this session will then encourage delegates to discuss, learn, share and question, differing approaches to interdisciplinary collaboration from the groups’ collective experiences. The session outputs will then be collated and circulated following the end of IEEC.
Dr Ali Ahmad; Dwitya Amry, University of Warwick
New research will be presented highlighting how doing entrepreneurship in developing countries is quite different to what is often taught to visiting students at HEIs in Western countries. The facilitators will then initiate discussions around several fundamental questions, such as: are the differences in practicing E&E in developing countries so pronounced that fundamental changes in teaching, learning and assessment approaches are needed? What should be the aims for E&E when considering participants from impoverished and socially strained backgrounds?
Dr Paul Redford; Professor Carol Jarvis, University of the West of England
Research and discussion abound on how Enterprise Education is delivered, and its impact post-graduation. However, less than 1% of graduates go on to start a business. This session will share the results of an EEUK funded project which compares the experience of graduate entrepreneurs with those who have actively engaged with entrepreneurship at University, but have no intention of proceeding with it post-graduation, with a focus on the development of the entrepreneurial mindset.
PechaKucha presentations (Stream E)
PK5 (a) Lydia Wakefield, IPSE
PK5 (b) Professor Steve Hogg, Solent University
PK5 (c) Teodora Handrea, University of Edinburgh
PK5 (d) Dr Louise Suckley, Sheffield Hallam University
PK5 (e) Ruth Rowe, Bridgend College
PK5 (f) Andy Campbell, University of Dundee/Elevator UK
Professor Tim Edwards; Paddy Gardner, Cardiff University; Samuel Moyo; Callum Usher-Dodd, Enactus UK
Since 2017 academics from Cardiff Business School have partnered the Welsh Refugee Council and the student organization, Enactus to deliver a nine-week taught module – Realising Your Potential in Business. The session explores how the module enables asylum seekers working with Enactus members at Cardiff University conceive social enterprise ideas designed to support refugees in Cardiff. Based on due diligence, asylum seekers “speak-out” about their hopes and fears creating the ideas for Enactus (post-module) to refine into social enterprise opportunities.
Track Dinning; Louise Williams, Liverpool John Moores University
This interactive session will present a cross-university viewpoint of the current landscape of enterprise in the curriculum through an academic lens. It will explore the strategies that an academic department has used to engage colleagues in embedding enterprise/entrepreneurship within the curriculum. Utilising the expertise in the room, the group will then develop a set of principles for including enterprise/entrepreneurship in curriculum design and development.
Dr Brian Jones; Professor Dave Devins, Leeds Beckett University
This session will draw on participants’ knowledge, experience and creativity to explore the similarities and difference of ‘work-based learning’ and ‘enterprise education’. The concepts will be unpicked through an exploration of insights from theory, discussion of real-world practice and illustrated by case study examples. This session will provide an opportunity for participants to have their voices heard and to thus help inform future debate. The focus will be on audience engagement, fun-learning and new insights.
Maggie Anderson, Edinburgh Napier University
Edinburgh Napier was commissioned by Fife Economy Partnership to help develop their SME owner / managers, to develop a more enterprising and innovative regional economy. We developed an entrepreneurial leadership programme to encourage an acceleration in the growth of their businesses. This session will outline our programme content and approach and would appeal to anyone trying to reach out to their local economy in their delivery of entrepreneurship. We hope to bring along the Economic lead who commissioned the programme.
Dr Safia Barikzai; Linsey Cole; Anna Howard, London South Bank University
**Winner of Best in Track**
The impact of enterprise education on students and learners is built upon an underpinning of effective enterprise education (QAA 2018). This interactive workshop will explore your needs as enterprise educators to help support the next generation of enterprise educators. Working together in facilitated groups will allows us to explore the needs and solutions as we address the design of a new staff development programme (5 Erasmus+ partners) that supports enterprise educators across Europe.
Dr Anna Rebmann, Aston University; Jason Evans, University of Gloucestershire; Dr Gill Owens, Teesside University
“Co-creation of learning and teaching occurs when staff and students work collaboratively with one another to create components of the curricular and/or pedagogical approaches” (Bovill et al. 2016). This can take place in many forms, through evaluating teaching and learning to co-creating modules. We will present two examples of independently developed co-creation. We will then facilitate a discussion with participants on the advantages and challenges of co-creation and ask them to design co-creation projects to enhance enterprise education in their own context.
PechaKucha presentations (Stream F)
PK6 (a) Gabriela Matouskova, Coventry University
PK6 (b) Olivia Standish, Imperial Enterprise Lab
PK6 (c) Dr Sarah Preedy, Plymouth Marjon University
Discourse and extracurricular enterprise activities – what are the challenges? Slides not available
PK6 (d) Erve Venesaar, Tallinn University of Technology
PK6 (e) Marge Täks, University of Tartu
Mainstreaming entrepreneurial competencies in Estonia
PK (f) Justyna Turner, University of Salford