Rachel Davis - Director of Warwick Enterprise
As Director of Warwick Enterprise, I lead the education portfolio for innovation and entrepreneurship across the University of Warwick. This includes growth and integration of curricula and co-curricula provision as well as graduate start-up as a viable career option and broader support for alumni. As part of the senior leadership team for the Innovation Group I am also lead for the Creative Futures initiative; delivering inspiration, education, incubation and industry partnerships for the Creative and Digital Sector in the Coventry and Warwickshire region.
I am experienced educational developer and authentic leader with 21 years education management and leadership experience in the FE and HE sector. I categorize myself as an ‘intrapreneur’ focussed on the creation of high quality innovation in teaching and learning solutions. I have applied my expertise within and outside of the curriculum; in the creation of physical and digital space to support learning, teaching and research; and through the development of strategy and leadership for institutional initiatives.
I’m creative, flexible and motivated by the potential to support positive outcomes for others and society. Launching and building Warwick Enterprise will be a significant vehicle for delivering such value and I’m passionate about working in partnership with students, staff, individuals or organisations who share this mission, in to make this happen. I am also a devoted parent to my daughter, a gender equality advocate, water sports enthusiast, more recently a runner and lover of tapas.
Richard Groves - Enterprise Pathway Manager
I have worked at the University of Warwick for over ten years and my role, as the Enterprise Pathway Manager, is to create and build opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship at Warwick and to support our entrepreneurial students and graduates in developing their enterprise skills, entrepreneurial mindset, and the growth of innovative ideas. Our team offer one-to-one support and guidance for enterprising ideas, access to Warwick’s Innovation District and opportunities for development, funding, mentoring, and networking. Prior to working at Warwick, I spent the first part of my career working in student advice and guidance at the University of Birmingham before becoming Business Development Manager for the UK's leading provider of employment and support services for people with barriers to work, where my focus was developing business and partnership opportunities within the learning, skills, and education sector in the West Midlands.
Alexander McLeod - Graduate Enterprise Officer
I have entrepreneurial, higher education and corporate experience. As an entrepreneur, I have been active in the secondary school entrepreneurship education and university innovation space. I have developed and implemented extra-curricular and digital initiatives that advocate entrepreneurship, provide enterprise education and foster entrepreneurial activity among youth. I am currently working in higher education where I offer guidance and support to students and graduates who want to launch their own ventures. My time spent in corporate saw me manage operations and strategy projects for clients in the education, transport, tourism and commercial fishing industries. I have experience in youth entrepreneurship, startup support and business modelling. I have reported to, worked alongside and managed people across all levels of various state and private sector organisations
David Voss - Enterprise Learning Technologist
I am the Warwick Enterprise Learning Technologist. I oversee our digital programmes including those offered by Warwick and those by our external providers. I also manage the Warwick Enterprise website.
Chris Wilkinson - Student Innovation Officer
Within my role, I design and deliver educational experiences for students to explore their passions, develop their skills, and help them establish spinout ventures and startups. I also work collaboratively across the university with academics, professional services, and student-led initiatives to allow each student to innovate and generate world-first ideas. All students should have the opportunity to engage in lateral thinking and learn new skills whilst tackling complex problems. Before joining Warwick, I lived and worked in six countries across three continents working with global partners in multiple industries. Outside of work, you’ll probably find my writing music, weightlifting, haunting your local café or – if you’re lucky – you’ll catch me performing stand-up in a venue you’ve never heard of.
Turlen Turcinbek - Innovation Impact Co-ordinator
With a Master's degree in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the University of Warwick and a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Management from Xiamen University in China, I bring a diverse academic background to my role. As an entrepreneur, I have experience in designing business models, conducting market analysis, and executing business plans. In my current position, I help to coordinate projects and provide support to various departments. With a focus on social media marketing and community building, I drive student engagement and foster a sense of community within Warwick Enterprise.
Clare Green - Creative and Digital Communities Manager
I specialise in building networks of creatives and artists, as well as linking industry with educational institutions, Universities, colleges and schools, their students and graduates to develop the next generation of creative and digital talent.I have raised funds for and launched initiatives and established strong, connected communities which inspire and engage the next generation of digital and creative talent, boosting creative careers, supporting start-up enterprises and showcasing students' and graduates' creativity and digital innovation.I have expertise and project management of innovative large-scale events attracting diverse audiences through creative marketing and communications, including brand and identity, design and print, promotion and social media management.
You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more about Creatives Futures visit their website here https://warwickinnovationdistrict.com/creative-futures/
Holly Smeeton - Creative Futures Officer
My work connects University staff and students with the business community in Leamington Spa and the West Midlands region, with a focus on the thriving creative and digital industries. Through events, industry networks, student placements and collaborative industry-led R&D, my focus is building capacity for collaboration. I am a strong believer in partnership working and coproduction. In the past I have worked in Public Engagement with Research, Widening Participation, School-University Partnerships and Civic University work. You can reach me at email@example.com
Elenore Li - Esports Centre Co-ordinator
I have gathered good work experience in game and esports industry. Currently I’m looking after the Esports Centre and aim to build a place to improve students working experience and help business upgrade. Also, I hope to bring more conversation from business to the University, if you are interested in collaboration, please reach me at Jiawen.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kirk Hastings - Esports Centre Manager
With the Esports Centre being a main focus of my role and with a history of running creative programmes in the local areas, I look after the programmes taking place at the centre with a focus of student opportunities as well as both educational and general outreach.
For details on the E sports centre activities please follow this link https://warwick.ac.uk/esports/