Social enterprise is attracting increasing attention globally and is on the agenda for many universities. In some cases institutions are re-appraising their societal missions and, in others, they are focusing on the university as a hot-bed for innovative solutions. At the same time, there is a growing interest from students in social enterprise.
But how well equipped are universities to respond to this agenda? Our debate, led by a panel of four young social entrepreneurs, explores the nature of social entrepreneurship. We ask - can it be taught? Where do academic, departmental, organisational and geographical boundaries work against young social entrepreneurs? And where do the cross-boundary and credible connections of universities provide fertile ground for them?
This interactive session provides a unique opportunity for delegates to see through the eyes of young social entrepreneurs. We explore how their experiences may shape the development of university education.