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Dr David Chapman appointed to Enterprise Educators UK board
26 July 2013
Dr David Chapman, Deputy Head of UCL’s department of Management Science and Innovation and Vice-Dean Enterprise (UCL Engineering), has been appointed to the board of Enterprise Educators UK.
Dr Chapman’s appointment will run for three years beginning in August this year, and concluding in the summer of 2016.
Within UCL, Dave created the MSc Technology Entrepreneurship programme, which now draws students from across the globe to benefit from the sector-leading education it offers, as well as to benefit from the close links which have been built between the programme and London’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.
EEUK – which has been supporting and developing enterprise education for over ten years – is a national network which includes over eight hundred enterprise educators and practitioners from across the UK’s higher education sector. It works to promote enterprise in higher education and enable members to more effectively embed enterprise into the curriculum across a range of disciplines.
“Entrepreneurship education has changed hugely in recent years,” said Dr Chapman. “UCL was a pioneer with our MSc Technology Entrepreneurship programme and I am looking forward to the challenge of working with other educators from across the country in continuing to develop and lead the field.”
Dr Chapman won the UCL Provost’s Spirit of Enterprise Award in 2011 for his pioneering work in developing enterprise and entrepreneurship at UCL, including establishing the MSc Technology Entrepreneurship, and bringing the likes of Arup, Orange and numerous small businesses into classes. He was nominated for the award by his students, many of whom have gone on to form businesses and have then come back to help with teaching or engage with student projects.