This week saw the launch of the first of 10 Enterprise Days which will take place this academic year. Students are given a brief to come up with a product or service for a new business idea by Max Feaver from Education4Enterprise.
Tuesday consisted of 40 students from H&SC who came up with a wide variety of conceivable products and services. Wednesday was the turn of our ESOL and Basic Skills students.
Small teams were formed with each team pitching to a panel of judges at the end of the day with their ideas, ranging from tracking devices to screwdrivers to Disability Awareness Apps. Two groups were declared as winners and will be invited back again in April to the Winner’s Winner Grand Final where they will face competition from future winning groups.
Some of the ideas pitched were so impressive, that working groups are to be setup to see if their innovative ideas can be taken forward into fruition.
Nadia Hodge, Head of Curriculum for Health and Social Care commented: “This was a really productive and innovative session that engaged my students, the outcome demonstrated the students’ knowledge, commitment and understanding of the days event and entrepreneurial skills.”
Claire Woodham, Head of Student Experience and Employer Links added: “Enterprise days are a great way to bring student groups together to collaborate and develop enterprise ideas. I was amazed yesterday with the innovative ideas that came through and am looking forward to the final!”