LSBU’s Director of REI appointed Chair of national Enterprise Education board
14 July 2016
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).
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
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.