Loughborough University London hosts largest student enterprise conference in Europe

Loughborough University London hosted the NACUE Student Enterprise Conference on February 15-16 2020, welcoming 344 delegates over the course of the weekend.

The NACUE Student Enterprise Conference welcomed students from across the UK and included a range of workshops, panels and presentations from inspiring student and graduate entrepreneurs. The weekend was a celebration of young entrepreneurship and a brilliant showcase of innovation. 

The theme, ‘Accelerating Innovation for a Better World’, encompassed the weekend of activities, with keynotes from Dr. Catherine Holloway, Founder of the Global Disability Innovation Hub and Meg Zeenat Wamithi, Founder of My Mind Matters Too.

The conference also welcomed included a Loughborough graduate panel to hear about their entrepreneurial journeys.

Hayley Jones, Student Enterprise Advisor at Loughborough University London, said:

“Hosting such an amazing conference was a delight, seeing the greatest entrepreneurs of the future in one space for the weekend was outstanding. The conference allowed student and graduate entrepreneurs to learn, make lasting connections and get inspired. Starting a venture can be lonely so attending events like the NACUE Student Enterprise Conference that allow you to meet like-minded individuals is instrumental in the development of sustainable and successful businesses.”

The NACUE Student Enterprise Conference is specifically designed for student entrepreneurs, providing a platform for entrepreneurial discussion between ambitious young people, entrepreneurs and industry experts. The next conference with take place at De Montfort University on 27-28 February 2021.

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 2020 QS World University Rankings 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 2020 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.