Last Thursday we welcomed S Chelvan, law alumnus and globally recognised barrister to kick off our Social Impact Leaders Speakers Series. Chelvan specialises in representing LGBTI+ asylum seekers and refugees, and his work, including the DSSH model, has become a tool recognised by the UNHCR and used by governments around the world, including the Home … Continue reading S Chelvan: What’s at the end of the rainbow for the queer refugee?
I had the privilege of being invited to the Spark Social Enterprise Safari, which took place in Ghent, Belgium from the 2-6 Octoenr. At first it was those opportunities which I’ve been training myself to decline; I already had my big priorities for my sabbatical period, plus I’d already been away for 5 … Continue reading 3 lessons from Belgian social entrepreneurs
A rather jolly colleague of mine was recently recounting a moment, not long ago, when his nose started to bleed. As we listened with faint horror, he described how he had been awake for 48 hours with no sleep to meet a number of clustering deadlines. When we responded with alarm, he dismissed the nose … Continue reading Why your 8 a night is as important as your 5 a day
A couple of days ago I was at a low point. I’d come on a university delegation to India, and part of my mission was to get a few people interested in becoming sponsors or donors for our programmes. By the end of day two, when that segment of the trip was over, I’d … Continue reading Why self-compassion is a leadership issue
It was about this time 16 years ago that I returned to my room at the University of Warwick. I had just returned from the Edinburgh Fringe festival (my first time, the beginning of a love affair with the city) and found, to my pleasant surprise, two letters pushed under my door. One was from the Arts … Continue reading The 5% rule: why universities need to show it some love
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'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