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Role of University Business Challenge Competitions

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Role of University Business Challenge Competitions – the IBM (Universities Business Challenge) to develop careers and employability/ entrepreneurship in the future.

  • From: Wednesday 18 May 2016, 1 pm
  • To: Wednesday 18 May 2016, 2 pm
  • Location: NEWN58, Newton building, Main Entrance, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU

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Role of University Business Challenge Competitions – the IBM (Universities Business Challenge) to develop careers and employability/ entrepreneurship in the future

Presented by Dr Colm Fearon, Canterbury Christ Church University Business School

Abstract

This research session provides the opportunity to look into the implications for Higher Education graduate careers and employability or entrepreneurship in the future by understanding the motives for students in participating in such University Business Challenge Competitions. UK industry, government and European Commission calling for better enterprise and entrepreneurship education within university and higher education institutions (European Commission, 2010; Smith and Patton, 2011). Therefore, the session will present key findings as to how participation in the IBM challenge contribute to development of personal, social and enterprise (PSE) skills, and experiential learning as well as to what extent such activity help students really emulate entrepreneurial communities of practice. A mixed methods research design (survey and focus groups with students) has been adopted to investigate research questions and hypotheses as well as to use focus groups to contextualise findings.

The session will provide the opportunity to present the key findings and discuss further key implications for universities, policy makers and students.

About the author:

Colm has a B.A. Hons in Information Management and a PhD from The Queens University of Belfast, specialising in the strategic evaluation of information systems (IS) and supply chain projects for corporate organisations. Colm previously has an early track record of funding with European projects in the private sector and small awards for knowledge transfer. He has authored for articles in leading international journals and conferences, and been part of expert meetings for the European Commission and Port Authorities in the area of eMaritime. His research interests includes transformative effects of social enterprise and the power of local communities, social enterprise education, and entrepreneurial learning for students and graduates and career decision-making.

For more information and to book your place, please email Daniel King.

Booking information

For more information and to book your place, please email Daniel King.

Location details

Room/Building:

NEWN58, Newton building, Main Entrance

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Goldsmith Street
Nottingham
NG1 4BU

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