Universities enabling social enterprise: delivering benefits for all

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This report highlights some of the good work happening in universities to support social enterprise activity.

This includes student placements in an existing social enterprise, university staff and researchers procuring or providing services to social enterprises, or even students setting up their own businesses. Whatever the form of activity, there are wide ranging benefits for students, staff and the wider community.

The report also looks at areas where there are opportunities to strengthen further the relationship between universities and social enterprises.

The team

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Charlotte Coyte

Policy Analyst
Universities UK

Greg Wade

Greg Wade

Policy Manager
Universities UK

News

A business is born every two hours at UK universities

28 August 2020
​University graduates start 4,000 new businesses and are responsible for supporting tens of thousands of jobs every year.

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Record numbers of 18-year-olds and applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds accepted into university

13 August 2020
UUK responds to the record numbers of 18-year-olds and applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds that have been accepted into university in 2020

Blog

The careers services team at Royal Holloway, University of London

How university careers services are supporting graduates through Covid-19

25 June 2020
Gabi Binnie from AGCAS explains how university careers services moved their provision online almost overnight following lockdown, in order to ensure students and graduates continue to be supported.

Seizing the opportunity to offer more people the chance of success through higher technical education

21 November 2019
UUK's Greg Wade on the 'missing middle' of level 4 and 5 qualifications, and shares UUK's recommendations for government.