Encouraging entrepreneurial thinking in students
Clare Millington, Course Leader for the one-year Business Top-up degree, recently presented at the International Entrepreneurship Educators Conference (IEEC).
Using a Pecha Kucha approach, where presenters have 20 slides of 20 seconds each, Clare presented on how collaboration between staff from different disciplines could help to student’s develop entrepreneurial competencies and aptitude.
Clare also talked delegates through the importance of collaboration, both online and offline, in nurturing responsive and responsible talents in the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.
IEEC is an annual conference to enable the sharing of work that education leaders, policy makers, researchers and entrepreneurship educators do around the globe. This year’s theme is around Inspire, Innovate and Impact, with speakers exploring innovative approaches to start-ups and businesses, collaborations and measuring impact.
The Business School’s nine month Business BSc(Hons) top-up degree is designed for students who want to build on a foundation degree, giving them practical skills in business – it also includes a module dedicated to entrepreneurship and new business planning.
Clare Millington, Senior Lecturer said: “Supporting innovation is vital to our economy and events like this, which bring together industry and educators from across the world, allow us to share best practice.
“As always, I found it an excellent opportunity to network, share and debate views with fellow entrepreneurial thinkers.”