Author Archives: Alice Turton

26 May 2015 - 12:15 pm Thinking of taking the Enterprise Summer School?

Registration has opened for this year’s online enterprise summer school. I took the enterprise online summer school in my first year so I’ll be telling you about it from my perspective. Hopefully, you’ll get the knowledge you need to decide whether you want to do the course.

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13 April 2015 - 5:43 pm 5 Awesome Business Pitch Videos

The Evolve Competition is on its way. The deadline for video submission is fast approaching. If you haven’t signed up yet, there’s still time to by clicking here.

The next step after registration is creating your video. If you’re in need of some inspiration for your video, below are some of the coolest business video pitches, promotional videos and crowdfunding videos I have recently seen. These videos should give you some a feel of what you can do in your video!

So, go forth, watch and be inspired…

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7 April 2015 - 7:29 pm Sheffield Crowd has launched!

Sheffield Crowd has finally launched! It is a new website that allows University of Sheffield students, staff and friends to find inspiration as well as share ideas and projects.

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6 April 2015 - 4:19 pm How to hook people in the first 10 seconds

So, you’ve entered, or you’re thinking about entering the Evolve Competition. One you’ve registered the first step is to create a video to communicate your idea. For the concept category there’s a voting round based on these videos. Being able to hook your audience into your video within the first 10 seconds is vital to get their vote!

Here are a few ways to help you grab your audience’s attention…

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4 April 2015 - 3:35 pm 5 free apps for creating & editing videos on your phone/tablet

Technology these days means it’s getting easier and easier to do anything remotely technical. From being able to use maps on your phone, to being able to have a conversation with Siri, technology is everywhere. There really is no excuse anymore for not being able to do things: we have access to free software and easy-to-use technology that can help us do a lot of things!

From the title, you’ve probably guessed that this blog post is about apps that you can use to create and edit videos from your phone and tablet. How awesome is that? Creating a quality video is achievable at your fingertips – easy or what? Now there’s really no excuse not to enter the Evolve Competition! Continue reading “5 free apps for creating & editing videos on your phone/tablet” »

2 April 2015 - 3:36 pm Finding copyright-free music for your video

Music can make your videos much better.  So it can be really annoying that copyright rules mean it’s difficult to find music or sound effects that you can actually use!

That’s where I’m here to help. Below are different resources where you can find music that you’re actually allowed to use! Pretty useful if you’re planning on entering Evolve Competition.

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31 March 2015 - 2:59 pm Sheffield students win the IBM Universities Business Challenge!

Here at USE, we are all super proud of the  five Uni of Sheffield students who recently won the IBM Universities Business Challenge! It’s a pretty big deal and we couldn’t be more ecstatic!

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19 December 2014 - 11:20 am Ways to save money at Christmas time

I love Christmas. In fact, I love Christmas so much that I have been looking at my Christmas countdown app everyday since late August. That may seem totally outrageous and strange to you, but nonetheless it is one of  the embarrassing truths of my life.

Anyone who is close to me will know my slightly shameful obsession with Christmas. I love the food, I love the films, I love the music, I love spending time with close ones and I even love the cheesy and outrageously tacky Christmas jumpers.  As you probably can guess, I also love giving presents at Christmas time. However, one thing I don’t like about gifts at Christmas is the fact that it makes me so skint- especially being a student.

So, I thought I’d share some enterprising ways that students (or anyone really) can save money at Christmas time, mainly because I think it may help some people but also to remind myself. Let’s do this…

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25 November 2014 - 9:21 am Conquering fears and gaining confidence

As well as being an intern here at USE, I am Vice President Talent Management of AIESEC Sheffield. I know it sounds like a boring mouthful but I promise it’s a whole load of fun and being a part of AIESEC has been such a positive influence in my life!

So for a start, I bet you’re wondering what is AIESEC? This is a question I get SOO much and all of us at AIESEC find it very difficult to answer.

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22 September 2014 - 10:30 am How to survive fresher’s

I may be an oldie now (in uni terms) as I am just approaching my third and final year here, but like they say, ‘the older you are the wiser you get’. I’m not sure how accurate that phrase is but, for the purposes of this blog post, let’s assume it speaks truth.

I have experienced two fresher’s weeks and one entire fresher’s year so far. I’m guessing that means I qualify to give some tips on how to survive because I am alive and well today after all.

Hopefully these tips will help you. If not, hopefully you’ll find some entertainment in hearing some of my fresher’s mistakes. Okay, here we go.

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    Alice Turton

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    Well hellooo there! My name is Alice and I am a marketing intern here at USE. I study English Language and Literature and I'm in my third year. Thank you for checking out my blog post!