Leading thinking in entrepreneurial institutions

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Entrepreneurial Leadership

Providing cutting-edge concepts and strategies for university leaders

NCEE China

An innovative partnership with Sinocampus developing entrepreneurial relationships in China and the UK.

Resources and documents

Publications, projects and key documents

International entrepreneurial development and partnerships

NCEE has an international reputation and have programmes in development or operation within China, Korea, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia and Wider Europe, working with organisations to lead change and further expand their entrepreneurial capacities.

Times Higher Education, Outstanding University Entrepreneurship Award

This award, recognises an institution that has developed and delivered an exceptional approach to embedding entrepreneurship within its culture and programmes

Entrepreneurial Leaders Programme

A programme that develops individuals and provides the tools and knowledge to help them drive change within their institution.

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Excellent opportunity to build networks and meet policy formers and influencers

Neil Sammells

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Bath Spa University


The programme is a transformational experience and I have left with some super new connections at senior levels across the UK

Lynn Martin

Director of the Centre for Enterprise/Associate Dean, Manchester Metropolitan University


Great programme and network of individuals across the sector

Tim Davies

Director of Information Services, Aberystwyth University


Excellent learning opportunity. Run very professionally, responsively and considerately. Does what it says on the tin

Aidan Worsley

Executive Dean, University of Central Lancashire


An opportunity to reflect, understand the wider sector context and challenge your current views and perceptions. It also helped develop a fantastic network of friends

Paul Welshman

Associate Director of Enterprise, University of Salford


I completed the programme in 2014 and it changed the way I think about entrepreneurialism and university education. Well worth doing!

Professor Belinda Tynan

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) and Vice-President, RMIT University, Australia


Excellent programme that gave me a whole new way of innovative thinking and enactment

Andy Salmon

Acting Dean Faculty Arts Law and Social Sciences, Anglia Ruskin University


Energising, supportive, enlightening. Excellent basis for expanding networks that are both supportive and challenging

Margaret Ross

Vice-Principal, Head of College, University of Aberdeen


A transformative experience. An opportunity to share best practice across the sector and an opportunity to affect real change

Sharon Paterson

Assistant Dean Business Engagement and Partnerships, School of Arts and Media, Teesside University


Fascinating set of speakers and opportunities to discuss key issues and great networking

Andrew Ireland

Executive Dean, University of Central Lancashire


This course helped me develop a deeper understanding of the ever increasingly complex landscape in which universities need to operate entrepreneurially so as to sustain their future whilst staying true to values

Mark d’ Inverno

Pro-Warden Research and Enterprise, Goldsmiths, University of London


Provocative, relevant and timely, I valued hugely my time on the programme. It’s been fascinating to watch the career trajectories of those in my cohort (and their institutions) and living proof of the impact of the course

Professor Paul Gough

Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President RMIT University, Australia


Entrepreneurial ways of thinking and working have never been more in demand in Higher Education. It was very valuable to bring together senior leaders for whom entrepreneurial behaviours and mindsets are essential, to share their experiences, challenge orthodoxies and enable a wider understanding of sector leadership

Rebecca Bunting

Vice-Chancellor, Buckinghamshire New University


The programme offered a wide lens to examine entrepreneurialism across varied perspectives from leadership and management to teaching, research and community partnerships and engagement. The program agenda was packed with visionaries who openly and generously contributed their experiences and reflections. The atmosphere was conducive to thinking and exploration and the group sessions encouraged exchange and dialogue

Mirvat Bulbul

Executive Dean, Birzeit University, Palestine


Challenges your thinking and takes you out of your comfort zone

Karen Bryan

Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University


It has been a real privilege to hear from so many Vice-Chancellors, DVCs and PVCs about their experience of entrepreneurial leadership in a wide range of HEIs. I have also valued the opportunity to learn from other leaders focused on ‘future thinking

Jenny Ames

Assistant Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of South Wales

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