Linking London | News | 13 November 2015: Event Report - Linking London NNCO Spotlight on Business and Entrepreneurship

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Linking London NNCO Spotlight on Business and Entrepreneurship

Linking London’s Network of Collaborative Outreach (NNCO) delivered a subject focused workshop on 13th November, marking its second adviser workshop of the academic year. The workshop focused on Business and Entrepreneurship and was attended by advisers working in universities and colleges across London.

Paul Hampson, Regional Manager – Outreach, from the University of Westminster presented to the group on the Business courses on offer at the university, highlighting the difference in course content, assessment methods and entry requirements. Paul also spoke about their new innovative BA Hons Entrepreneurship degree programme in which the whole degree programme is based on a learning by doing approach where students create, set up and operate their own business. There are no lectures, instead students learn by doing real business!

Dr Doug Munro, Associate Dean, School of Business and Law, University of East London then presented to the group and began by outlining what UEL offers and how it is working with the local community. Doug focused his talk on the variety of Business courses available within UEL and provided information relating to the programmes on offer and emphasised the employability skills leaners gain from each course and how students are prepared for the working world.

Both presentations proved useful for advisers to see a whole range of HE courses on offer and to find out more about entry requirements, course content, what to include in personals statement and information on progression routes.

Attendees also heard about how they can best support learners in making their course choose and where able to find out about the many resources and websites available for advisers to access to help support learners in making their future decisions.  At the end of the session Paul and Doug where able to offer advice as we discussed some of the issues and barriers learners face when applying to HE, particularly focusing on Access and BTEC students.

Presentations from the day can be found here:

Emily Harber, Linking London

Paul Hampson, University of Westminster

Doug Munro, University of East London

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