Gurpreet Jagpal

(Vice President, UK)

Gurpreet, or Gups for short, is the Interim Director of Enterprise, and CEO South Bank University Enterprises Ltd and holds strategic and day-to-day operational responsibility for their activities.

He joined London South Bank University in September 2014 from UCL where he served as Deputy Director for UCL Advances. Previously he worked at University of Birmingham where he spent two years designing and delivering postgraduate and graduate enterprise programmes and held operational responsibility for the enterprise team. These included the University’s flagship talentpool, a project for postgraduate students designed to boost their understanding of external organisations. The programme was so successful it clocked up just under 300 participants from across the university – with part of its appeal being that after the workshops, the programme administrators worked to secure real-world consulting opportunities for those taking part.

Previous to that he spent six years at Birmingham City University supporting Staff and Student Enterprise; running a Mentoring Programme for undergraduate students and working closely with Advantage West Midlands on the Birmingham Science City programme in the area of Digital Media and ICT.