Exploring the outcomes of enterprise and entrepreneurship education in UK HEIs: An Excellence Framework perspective

Bozward, David, Rogers-Draycott, Matthew, Smith, Kelly, Mave, Mokuba, Curtis, Vic, Aluthgama-Baduge, Chinthaka, Moon, Rob and Adams, Nigel (2022) Exploring the outcomes of enterprise and entrepreneurship education in UK HEIs: An Excellence Framework perspective. Industry and Higher Education. ISSN 2043-6858

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The purpose of this paper is to investigate data relating to the outcomes of enterprise and entrepreneurship education (EEE) activity in UK higher education institutions (HEIs). This is achieved via the use of data obtained from the Research Excellence Framework (REF), the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF), the Knowledge Excellence Framework (KEF) and the Higher Education Business and Community Interaction (HE-BCI) survey. Overall, the analysis suggests, powerfully, that EEE impacts research, teaching and knowledge exchange in a variety of ways. Firstly, it shows that EEE, in terms of the REF, may be up to 46 times more impactful than other management disciplines. Secondly, with regard to TEF submissions, it highlights a positive relationship between the use of the EEE terms and the award level achieved. Finally, research also demonstrates a link between membership of certain HEI mission groups and improved KEF metrics when compared to the sector averages. There is a clear need to research how to develop successful EEE interventions and demonstrate their impact on the graduate, the university ecosystem and the wider economy. These data sources and methodology have not previously been used to develop a narrative for EEE across a university sector in the UK.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Enterprise education, entrepreneurship education, higher education policy, research excellence framework, knowledge excellence framework, teaching excellence and student outcomes framework
Divisions: Business and Entrepreneurship
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Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2022 11:58
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2022 16:38
URI: https://rau.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/16547

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