Loughborough University London to host NACUE’s 2020 Student Enterprise Conference

Loughborough University London has been selected to host the National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs (NACUE) Student Enterprise Conference taking place on 15-16 February 2020.

The NACUE Student Enterprise Conference will welcome students from across the UK to explore the theme ‘Accelerating Innovation for a Better World’ and engage in inspiring talks, practical workshops and networking sessions.

The conference has been specifically designed for student entrepreneurs, providing a platform for entrepreneurial discussion between ambitious young people, entrepreneurs and industry experts.

Hayley Jones, Student Enterprise Advisor at Loughborough University London, said of the partnership: “Loughborough University London is delighted to be hosting NACUE’s Student Enterprise Conference - the largest student entrepreneurial event of the year! As an inspiring campus home to innovation and entrepreneurial thinking, we want to welcome the best and brightest student entrepreneurs onto campus for two days full of entrepreneurial activities, knowledge and fun.”

“With the theme of accelerating innovation for a better world, the conference embraces Loughborough Enterprise Network’s mission to empower the next generation of innovators and future thinkers, and what better place to host than in our very own FutureSpace. The weekend will bring students from different institutions across the country to open their minds to entrepreneurship and innovation for a better world together, with inspirational keynote speakers, workshops, an interactive showcase and much more. Students can expect to make lasting connections, build their knowledge, learn new skills in an exciting and inspirational environment.”

Yani Vladimirova, Enterprise Engagement Manager at NACUE, added: "NACUE is delighted to be hosting the annual Student Enterprise Conference 2020 at Loughborough University London, within its Future Space, which is regarded to be the capital’s most promising hub for innovation and practical entrepreneurship.

"We’re today in a world, more so than ever, where aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators play a crucial role in shaping the future today, by challenging the status quo and imagining a better world. With the theme ‘Accelerating Innovation for a Better World’, NACUE’s Student Enterprise Conference aims to equip the next generation of entrepreneurs, innovators and future thinkers with the essential tools to set their entrepreneurial compass in the right direction, empower them to accelerate innovation and navigate a better future."

"This two-day Student Enterprise Conference is a great opportunity for students and entrepreneurs all over the UK to collectively come together for a weekend of inspiration – it will be bursting with a cutting-edge mix of inspiring talks, debates, interactive hand-on workshop experiences, networking opportunities and much more."

"We cannot wait for you to join us at #SEC2020 to grow new ideas that can change the world for the better!"

There will be a limited number of free tickets available to Loughborough University students. Please contact LEN@lboro.ac.uk for more information.

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2019 QS World University Rankings, University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019 and top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2020, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 and 8th in The UK Complete University Guide 2020.

Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Specialising exclusively in postgraduate-level study, Loughborough University London is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers cutting-edge master’s and PhD degrees, as well as business collaboration, research and enterprise opportunities.

The seven specialist institutes at Loughborough University London include: Design Innovation, Digital Technologies, Diplomacy and International Governance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Management, Media and Creative Industries, and Sport Business. Close industry partnerships with a wealth of leading businesses and creative organisations means teaching and learning is informed by real-life challenges and driven by true industry pressures.