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UCL staff and students join national student entrepreneurship group

29 September 2010


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  • Timothy Barnes, Executive Director of UCL Advances, the centre for entrepreneurship at UCL, has joined the Senior Advisory of The National Consortium of University Entrepreneurs (NACUE).

    NACUE is a national organisation that supports and represents university enterprise societies and student entrepreneurs to drive the growth of entrepreneurship across the UK. It regularly engages in discussions with ministers and senior policymakers in the UK about the future of student-led business and organises events across the country in support of student organisations.

    The senior advisory board members help advise on the strategic direction of NACUE, and include leading entrepreneurs and representatives from the most entrepreneurial universities, including UCL and the University of Cambridge.

    Tom Stone, a UCL Computer Science PhD candidate and outgoing President of UCL's Enterprise Society, has also become part of the student advisory board that works with NACUE's management to advise on student engagement and activities. Tom also co-chairs NACUE's London group.

    To find out more, see the links above.

    UCL context

    UCL's enterprise structure enables the university to help organisations get involved with staff and students at any stage of business development, from initial networking to strategic collaboration.

    UCL Advances stimulates the culture of entrepreneurship and business interaction and brings business and UCL together.

    UCL Business maximises the commercial value of UCL's intellectual property assets and carries out commercial transactions.

    UCL Consultants help provide access to the wealth of expertise at UCL and manage bespoke consultancy contracts.