Invigorating Social Enterprise in in the Global Health Crisis: The Ways Forward

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


The global health crisis of 2019 has shaken society to the core. The Covid-19 virus has altered the way citizen’s behaviour and forced countries’ governments to take drastic action in many areas of social policy. Now, more than ever before, social enterprise organisations are crucial. A recent report by Social Enterprise UK (2020) notes that social enterprises have played a vital role in the COVID-19 pandemic, as social enterprises have been the problem solvers in communities, especially when providing health and social care support to the most vulnerable groups in society.

From a social research perspective, the authors of this presentation examine the concept of social enterprise and its contemporary contribution in higher education context. Social enterprise has emerged in universities across the world over the last decade. This presentation comprises two parts. Dr Jamie P. Halsall will provide an up-to-date appraisal of social enterprise and how it fits into a governmental public policy debate in the first part. Moving on from this, Dr Michael Snowden will examine how social enterprise is conceptualised within a teaching and learning framework. The ideas presented are taken from their current UKIERI funded research project with Dr Roopinder Oberoi at the University of Delhi (for more details please see British Council, 2019, p. 15). Throughout this presentation, the authors will offer a number of discussion points for the audience to think about and knowledge exchange models, which they will find beneficial.
Period10 Sep 2020
Event titleInternational Webinar on Education, Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Path Ahead
Event typeSeminar
LocationDelhi, IndiaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational