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The Percolator Sessions: How are we encouraging enterprise and entrepreneurship among our students?

Fourth Floor Corporate Hub, Newcastle Business School


The Percolator Sessions: How are we encouraging enterprise and entrepreneurship among our students?

Fourth Floor Corporate Hub, Newcastle Business School, City Campus East, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne

The Percolator Sessions are part of a University initiative to bring together the Wealth and Private Client Management sector to discuss some of the biggest issues facing our society.

In this  session you will hear from current and former students who combine their studies with managing their own businesses. Our academics will also provide you with an overview of the research work that Northumbria is currently undertaking, allowing you to gain an insight into how we are tackling topics such as:

  • How does a concept developed in Finland help us to develop the young Entrepreneurs of tomorrow?
  • The Business Clinic – how are Business Management students delivering consultancy projects to SMEs, with clients valuing the output typically at £5000?
  • Start-up activity – how has Northumbria quietly become the #1 university in the UK for graduate start-ups?
  • E-Lab – How will a high-impact physical space support our ambition of becoming the UK’s leading University for research and teaching in enterprise and entrepreneurship?

You will also have the opportunity to discuss the implications of these topics for the wealth management sector.

Speakers for this session will include:

Lucy Hatt, Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Entrepreneurial Business Management

Kirk Dodds, Lecturer in Marketing and The Business Clinic Coordinator


A light breakfast of tea/coffee, pastries and fresh fruit will be served at 8am.

To register your place at this event, please complete the form below, for queries email


The final Percolator Session, How is digital disruption impacting all sectors of the economy?, will take place on Wednesday 27 June. Save the date: registration is open here.  

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Fourth Floor Corporate Hub, Newcastle Business School
Northumbria University
City Campus East
Newcastle upon Tyne


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