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Tuesday 18 August 2015

80 HE institutes come together at Solent

This summer, Solent hosted the Higher Education Entrepreneurship Group (HEEG) Annual Conference, which brought together more than 80 people from higher education institutes across the South.

Networking at the Conference Centre

HEEG is a collaborative network of enterprise educators and promoters, they provide insight, ideas and time to develop events that are interesting and useful within the community for higher education.

The two day event was focused on progress of higher education entrepreneurship. More specifically, what impact we are having on our students, the small and medium-sized enterprises that we help start and support, and wider society.

The conference allowed people to discuss and talk about what has been achieved this year. Within the conference there were seminars and workshops which gave insight about research findings, and provided attendees the opportunity to share experiences, techniques, approaches, problems and solutions associated with enterprise education.

Solent speakers included Christine Fountain, who had the chance to enthuse about the School of Business and Law’s growth voucher programme, and Suzanne Dixon, who explained Solent Creatives’ ‘Five plus five’ project. There were also speakers from the University of Portsmouth, Kingston University and London South Bank University.

Speakers at the conference

David Moxon, who is the Programme Leader Business Discipline, represented Solent on the Board of HEEG. He said:

“This was a good event to host having been a supporter at previous annual conferences. HEEG’s aim is to up-skill staff and share best practice of how to develop more enterprising students and more graduate business start-ups. This is something firmly on our agenda and something we are well able to contribute towards.”

To find out more about enterprise and entrepreneurship at Solent, visit our Business & Community section.