Embedded Support Programme

Our additional products and services are aligned with practical learning concepts to enable learners to have the opportunity to apply their knowledge within a practical situation.

At NACUE, we understand the importance and need in developing front facing leaders and we ensure our programmes are contributing to the requirements of annual student satisfaction surveys such as the National Student Survey (NSS), Graduate Outcomes Survey and Higher Education-Business and Community Interaction Survey (HEBCI) in supporting the recognition which educational institutions rightly deserve.

The Embedded Support Programme (ESP) has been developed to provide additional support and resources to educational institutions within the UK. The service is designed to widen institutions ability to offer enterprise and entrepreneurship initiatives through the dedicated support of a trained NACUE staff member, embedded into a college or university.

The NACUE employee will be a valued asset for the institution in providing additional support to the 'Enterprise' staff team, to support or embed new, engaging and institutionally wide programmes across the institution.

NACUE will initially undertake an in-depth analysis of 'student-enterprise' as part of their Student Enterprise Survey programme (SES) to support informed decisions amongst staff members. The survey is designed to capture the responses from a significant percentage of the student body, to provide evidence as to the understanding of current enterprise provisions within the institution. By taking account of the student voice, the institution can use this report as evidence of their impact of the enterprise services in detail, ensuring student experience and outputs are maximised.

The SES will provide an informative evaluation of an institutions offering, where Senior Management and NACUE can collectively design a bespoke service for the full academic year. Regular consultations through focus groups would be regularly performed throughout the duration, to constantly reflect that services are meeting the needs of the wider student body.

As part of the Embedded Support Programme, institutions will be entitled to an array of customisable services ranging from the below:

  • ● Dedicated member of NACUE staff to work on a college or university campus
    The programme will be collaboratively constructed based on the needs and ambitions of the institution. NACUE as an organisation works directly with educators and students and will build a bespoke programme tailored to your individual needs.
  • ● Ongoing virtual administrative support
    NACUE will build a bespoke survey designed to your individual needs and manage the ongoing administration and online maintenance for the duration. Additionally, this will also take into consideration the collation of the data to be passed onto the external consultant evaluating the results.
  • ● Delivery of Student Enterprise Survey on campus (mandatory)
    NACUE will facilitate the completion of the Student Enterprise Survey on campus for several days, to ensure the reach is to the wider student population This would be completed in a high footfall area on multiple campuses, providing a diverse set of responses from multiple facilities.
  • ● Stakeholder Management
    NACUE will be responsible for building relationships with key academics involved in enterprise initiatives within the institution, taking into consideration their perspectives. Additionally, NACUE will manage the relationships with the students involved throughout the duration of the project.
  • ● Liaison with external consultants NACUE will work in collaboration with an array of external consultants (if required) to ensure successful delivery of the agreed programme at hand.

Testimonials

'The University of Westminster has had a unique partnership with NACUE for supporting the development of student enterprise and entrepreneurship activities. NACUE has had a significant role to play in shaping the enterprise offer at Westminster, through working with the careers team and the newly set up Creative Enterprise Centre.

This comes at a particularly exciting time at Westminster when our support for employability and enterprise is being boosted and refreshed.' Monica Deshpande, Head of Employability and Learning Support

About NACUE

The National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs (NACUE) is a charitable organisation, with a passion to support the development of education and student engagement throughout all college and universities in the UK. NACUE works with a diverse and fast-growing network of educational institutions, student enterprise societies, student and graduate entrepreneurs, government and corporate partners to deliver this vision.

Who are we?

NACUE is the leading charitable membership organisation for engaging students in enterprise, following on from an extraordinary movement in student entrepreneurship which has resulted in us “Powering The Enterprising Generation”.

We provide college and university students with the platform to be experimental, creative and inspiring in their approach to student-led enterprise and entrepreneurship, through running inspirational events and advocating practical learning.

Over the last nine years we have engaged thousands of students in enterprising and entrepreneurial activities, supported a network of over 200 enterprise societies and seen over 20,000 people attend our events. Our community alone has generated over 16,500 businesses in innovative spaces, creating thousands of jobs and supporting the investment our country needs.

Interested?

Contact our membership team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who will be happy to assist and answer any questions you may still have. Once we understand your requirements, we can create a bespoke package for your institution at a very competitive price.

  1. Our Impact
  2. Our Mission
  3. Our model

We've achieved a great deal in a short number of years, though there's much more too do in supporting our mission of 'Powering the Enterprise Generation'.

32,000

Students

19,926

Event attendees

20,505

Followers

42,000

Reach

16,512

Businesses

43,439

Jobs

Powering the Enterprising Generation

Our mission is to support the development of education and student engagement throughout college and universities by championing student enterprise societies and peer-to-peer learning. NACUE started from an extraordinary movement in student entrepreneurship, providing young individuals with a platform to be experimental, creative and inspiring in their approach to enterprise and entrepreneurship, encouraging a bottom-up approach to inspiring the next generation.


Today, we see over 200 enterprise societies, powered by peer-to-peer groups, who are championing the success of young people throughout their interactive programmes by forging collaborative relationships with their institutions to provide greater experience and development opportunities for their peers. Establishing regional links with locals SME’s who are keen to open their doors to emerging talented, proactive and enthusiastic graduates perpetuates this.


Our work is dedicated to supporting the development and encouragement of entrepreneurship amongst young individuals and forms the sole purpose of NACUE. To learn more about NACUE and the services we produce, click here.

As a not-for-profit, we raise charitable donations that allow us to widen the opportunities available to young people in relation to enterprise and entrepreneurship, strengthening student engagement, the quality of education and connecting and representing student enterprise societies and student entrepreneurs worldwide.

NACUE is a charitable organisation that supports 32,000 students and young people every year. As funding becomes harder to obtain, we rely on the generous support of donors to ensure our programs can continue to change the lives and aspirations of the younger generation.


A donation of any size goes a long way to furthering our work and really is greatly appreciated. Every gift matters in aiding our mission of ‘Powering the Enterprising Generation' but we mainly rely upon the generosity of our members and alumni to do this. By making a single or regular donation you can make a big difference. To learn more about how you can donate, please follow the links below.



 

Large national network

NACUE are delighted to have supported a huge number of student-led societies over the years. You can see the number of established student-led societies on an interactive map below

 

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Who we work with

Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are at the very core of NACUE, everything we do is to better the startup and self employment ecosystem. We believe that entrepreneurs will shape the future, and we bolster this through our events, our network and our advocacy.

Students

NACUE works with students in Colleges and Universities right across the UK, helping support them in their entrepreneurial goals and connect them with like minded peers.

Educators

NACUE works collaboratively with educators and academics in supporting the development of entrepreneurial mindsets in young people.

Our events

Our events offer the young people we work with the opportunity to connect with our wider network, the experts and seasoned entrepreneurs in our community and the chance to be inspired to take the leap of faith into entrepreneurship. These events are attended by students and graduates from universities and colleges up and down the UK, as well as students from across Europe. Student Societies take centre stage at our events, alongside innovators, game changers and trail blazers of the UK startup ecosystem.

The difference we make

We are supported by

We are proud to have the support of our partners who share our mission and values

 

 

 

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