why universities should scale up enterprise

  1. While the number of graduates is set to double by 2030, employment opportunities for degree level students are due decline by 50% in the same period.
  2. Fully 65% of students in the UK and USA are more interested in starting or being part of their own enterprise than embarking on a career path.
  3. More than half of students in recent surveys aim to launch their own enterprise within 5 years of leaving University.
  4. There is a misconception among students that they need real-world experience before trying to start their own scalable enterprise.
  5. Currently 1 in 7 people in employment in the UK are self employed and this number is growing.

value of choice

  1. Owning and running an enterprise is an incredible way to gain experience, confidence and credentials regardless of whether you stay in business  or go on to employment.
  2. Starting an enterprise increases the value of the founder's “brand” and gives them more options, in entrepreneurship and employment.
  3. The risks in starting an enterprise v’s embarking on a life-long vocational career are now comparable.
  4. You make the rules, create your own hours and a job you actually enjoy, work from wherever you want and choose who you want to work with.
  5. You can make a difference, you are self empowered to do so.

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