This session, curated by University Alliance, will explore the skills of entrepreneurs to spot opportunities, develop new ideas and build networks - the same skills that are most valued by established employers. We will consider whether integrating entrepreneurship education into degree programmes will help improve the employability and success of graduates around the world.
In this interactive session, delegates will have the opportunity to hear from:
- successful graduate entrepreneurs about how their university experience helped them launch their own businesses;
- established businesses about the skills they value in graduates;
- universities at the cutting-edge of entrepreneurship education.
Delegates, whether university leaders and practitioners, business owners, or government representatives and policy makers, will actively engage with the session by developing and discussing their own Entrepreneurship Manifesto to take back to their organisations.
The session is being hosted by University Alliance, the UK’s universities for industry and the professions, who are leading the way in entrepreneurship education and business engagement in the UK. Almost half of all successful graduate entrepreneurs come from Alliance universities and close industry links mean they are delivering 50% of all sandwich courses (undergraduate programmes with one-year industry placements) in the UK, resulting in top employability rates.
For further reading on this and related topics, read our speaker interview with Professor Mary Stuart.