‘Small is beautiful?’ The Enterprising Campus: developing enterprise and entrepreneurship in smaller, specialist and new institutions and subject areas

Enterprise Exchange event

‘Small is beautiful’ The Enterprising Campus: developing enterprise and entrepreneurship in smaller, specialist and newer institutions and subject areas.

31st March 2017, 10am (for 10.15 start) until 4.30pm

Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln LN1 3DY


This one day ‘Enterprise Exchange’ event will enable delegates to:

  • appreciate the value of ‘smallness’ for enterprise development in HE
  • learn from and share approaches to developing enterprise education and enterprise related activities in smaller and newer institutions
  • explain how the concepts of enterprise, entrepreneurship, innovation and employability can connect in practical, meaningful ways
  • explore how student, business and community engagement can shape the enterprising campus
  • discuss how enterprise development in smaller institutions can respond confidently to the changing world of Brexit, TEF, REF and other factors


Background and summary

EEUK Enterprise Exchange events are one day best practice style mini conferences where educators and practitioners come together to share and exchange good practice and expertise related to enterprise and entrepreneurship education.

‘Small is Beautiful’ is an enduring principle EF Schumacher gave the world. We can apply it both in relation to creating new enterprises, and also to the enterprise experience in small, new and specialist universities and colleges. This event, hosted by Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln, aims to celebrate and share ways in which smaller institutions are developing enterprise in their learning, research, student and community engagement activities. It will explore the connections between institutional mission and strategy with the development of an enterprising curriculum; student experience and employability; and business support and engagement. It also aims to help educators running small subject areas, and FE Colleges developing enterprise within HE to learn from these approaches.

MASHEIN is a network of small HEIs funded by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education and hosted by Bishop Grosseteste University. Further details can be found at: https://www.lfhe.ac.uk/en/member/mashein/index.cfm


  • Professor David Rae, Bishop Grosseteste University and EEUK
  • Alison Price, Enterprise Evolution
  • Katy Duke, Royal Agricultural University
  • Stef Thorne, University of Suffolk
  • Alison Webb, Bishop Grosseteste University
  • Mark Bowen, Bishop Grosseteste University

Cost to attend:

The programme is FREE for staff from EEUK and MASHEIN member organisations. The programme fee for all other individuals is £125. Registration will open soon.


Please click here for registration.



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