BIS: A new Government led initiative to boost enterprise will see up to 4,000 entrepreneurial university students & graduates in England connecting with SMEs. The Startup Career Milkrounds is part of the Government’s enterprise education package and will see the National Association of College & University Entrepreneurs (NACUE) and Enternships.com working with university enterprise societies.
They will create a national brand for an annual Milkround fortnight that will give students & graduates the chance to engage with small firms through Milkround-style fairs, securing summer placements, raising entrepreneurial skills levels and creating graduate jobs.
NACUE has selected 20 enterprise societies to organise student-led Startup Career Milkrounds for their regions. Each society will receive £500 from NACUE to design & host the event (between 22 May & 2 June), which will be match-funded by the society’s respective university. Students will have the opportunity to hear from & connect with the vibrant startup communities in their regions, through a series of talks, speed-networking sessions, and meetings with local SMEs.
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ACE: Creative Economies, a national seminar ‘exploring the role the arts can play in economic development and the regeneration of communities’ will be taking place in London on Wednesday 20 June 2012.
The seminar is a partnership event between Arts Council England and Arts Development UK. The event will be hosted by the London Borough of Camden at The Camden Centre.