What’s the point of teaching social entrepreneurship?

This article appears in The Pioneer's Post https://www.pioneerspost.com/news-views/20170519/what-s-the-point-of-teaching-social-entrepreneurship Teaching social entrepreneurship makes its mark, no matter the field of work the student eventually goes into Universities are caught in a seemingly irreconcilable contradiction. On one hand, successive governments have insisted that they have to work more closely with industry, producing graduates who can seamlessly fit … Continue reading What’s the point of teaching social entrepreneurship?

I don’t want a bullshit job: Why millenials are drawn to social entrepreneurship

  It pains and amuses me a bit when I realise that of everything I've ever written the most read article was this piece in The Conversation about 18 months ago. To spare those too lazy or discerning to read the whole thing,  I argue that in the hyper-competitive world of graduate employment, it isn't … Continue reading I don’t want a bullshit job: Why millenials are drawn to social entrepreneurship

We did it! Reflecting on the inaugural Southampton Social Entrepreneurship Showcase

And breathe. Then crash. The feeling is universal when you've just pulled off an event, but a bit more acute when you're a diabetic who skipped his lunchtime medication because he was too caught up in hosting/schmoozing duties (sshh, don't tell my GP...) Last Thursday my Social Impact Lab hosted the first ever Southampton Social … Continue reading We did it! Reflecting on the inaugural Southampton Social Entrepreneurship Showcase

Why I’m supporting the Race Equality Charter

It might seem a bit like rearranging deckchairs on the Titanic to speak about the kinds of campaigns I'm supporting this year given the wider, perhaps cataclysmic challenges facing UK higher education from the fallout to Brexit and the likely passing of the HE Bill. Despite that, it's important not to lose sight of the … Continue reading Why I’m supporting the Race Equality Charter

UKISEEN: the next episode

I've wanted to get a Dr Dre reference into a blogpost for about a decade, and there I've gone and done it. Booya! If someone had told me five years ago, when I first waded into the murky world of social entrepreneurship education, that I'd be welcoming 30 institutions (mainly from a small geographical belt in … Continue reading UKISEEN: the next episode

Different strokes? Higher education and the T-shaped leader

      In my last post I explored how the concept of social leadership has, despite many different expressions over the past few years, settled on some core themes: operational agility, multidisciplinarity, and global astuteness. All prize mobility, flexibility and a form of network fluency. Several commentators remarked that the supply of leadership talent of … Continue reading Different strokes? Higher education and the T-shaped leader

The case for social entrepreneurship in Indian higher education

This opinion piece first appeared in the Hindustan Times, 23 December 2014   Indian universities are facing acute pressure to become agile and flexible organisations, capable of adapting to the changing dynamics of the 21st century job market as well as the emergence of the so-called "impact" economy. The sector is diversifying at a rapid … Continue reading The case for social entrepreneurship in Indian higher education