Study visit to London Metropolitan University (London Met) took place on 9-12 January, 2017. There were 23 participants from all H4G partner universities. London Met engaged 10 senior managers and colleagues leading on issues of employability, research and university-enterprise linkage activities. Participants attended lectures, participated in the discussion of case studies and were able to exchange their experience in the field with counterparts at London Met and EU universities. Participants also visited London Met Accelerator and had an extensive discussion with the Head of Accelerator and other colleagues, representatives of start-ups and other organisations working with this relevant resource.
Specifically, the visit achieved the following objectives:
– providing the participants with ‘hands-on’ information and knowledge as to possible organisation and management of university-enterprise and employability activities at different levels: university, faculty and department;
– facilitating the understanding of how incubator or hatchery enhance student employability and links with enterprises;
– enabling participants to see how the university is aiming to incorporate employability and soft skills in the curriculum at undergraduate and postgraduate levels;
– specification of targets and objectives for workshops to be organised in 2017/18;
– clarification of parameters for the publication of the H4G Handbook.