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LSBU’s Director of REI appointed Chair of national Enterprise Education board

Gurpreet Jagpal, Director of Research, Enterprise and Innovation at London South Bank University (LSBU), appointed Chair of the board of Enterprise Educators UK
14 July 2016

Gurpreet Jagpal, Director of Research, Enterprise and Innovation and CEO of South Bank University Enterprises at London South Bank University (LSBU), has been appointed as Chair of the board of Enterprise Educators UK (EEUK).

Gurpreet’s role as Chair will commence from 1st August 2016 for one year and follows on from his appointment to the board last year.

EEUK is the national network for enterprise educators for over 100 universities and colleges. The organisation has been networking, supporting and developing enterprise within the higher education sector for over 15 years. LSBU is a long-standing member.

Since joining LSBU in September 2014, Gurpreet has brought together research support, student enterprise, business development and other enterprise activities to form Research, Enterprise and Innovation. The department helps students develop enterprise skills by collaborating with industry partners, SMEs and different Schools across the University.

Over the last academic year, approximately 5,000 LSBU students and graduates have engaged in enterprise-related activities, including starting or growing their own businesses. The award-winning Clarence Centre for Enterprise and Innovation has become a home to SMEs and a hub for start-ups looking for business advice, resources and consultancy services.

Gurpreet Jagpal said: "This is a great opportunity to build on my role on the board and continue to contribute to the future direction of such an important organisation. I’m looking forward to working with EEUK members over the next year to promote and develop enterprise education for the benefit of students and graduates across the UK."

Find out more about Research, Enterprise and Innovation at the Clarence Centre.