Author Archives: Emily Hunt

28 April 2015 - 2:59 pm Who Could Be The Most Enterprising Student?

Nominations are now open for the University of Sheffield Enterprise Awards.

This July the most enterprising undergraduate student and the most enterprising post graduate research student will leave their graduation ceremonies with £500 each and the honor of being recognised as the most enterprising students in the University.

We’re asking ALL staff members to nominate students they feel have demonstrated outstanding attainment in enterprise. Continue reading “Who Could Be The Most Enterprising Student?” »

19 February 2015 - 1:23 pm Mystery volunteers needed for super-secret project! (Marketing Experience)

Pssst! Want to be part of something exciting?

We’re looking for some creative assistants to help us with a top secret marketing campaign. Continue reading “Mystery volunteers needed for super-secret project! (Marketing Experience)” »

8 December 2014 - 4:00 pm Press Release: Startup Weekend Sheffield Winners Could Save NHS Millions in Missed Appointments

This November’s Startup Weekend Sheffield winners, AppointmentDr. have a neat idea which could potentially save the NHS millions of pounds in missed appointments.  Their plugin makes it quick and easy for patients to cancel and change appointments via SMS and is compatible with all NHS appointment systems. The design was based on conversations with members of the public and medical professionals who reported that they needed something quick, easy, responsive and compatible to help reduce the 12,000,000 missed appointments every year in the NHS. Continue reading “Press Release: Startup Weekend Sheffield Winners Could Save NHS Millions in Missed Appointments” »

24 October 2014 - 7:39 pm “No man is an island” – From Castaway to Co-operation at Skill Build 2

I said I’d be sneaking into events. So, last night, I sidled into a seat in St George’s Church Lecture Theatre for the second Skill Build session of the semester: Forming Teams. Actually,Skill Build is open to anyone, so the air of espionage was just for effect. I was immediately recognised and welcomed enthusiastically by the two students I worked on my project canvas with last week…stealth is not my forte. So, did I become any more enterprising? Notepads at the ready, here’s what I learnt: Continue reading ““No man is an island” – From Castaway to Co-operation at Skill Build 2” »

28 September 2014 - 11:30 am Ready to ride the star-ship enterprise?

Yikes! Stepping from amid dusty volumes of nineteenth century poetry and into the role of Graduate Marketing Intern here at USE, I confess I’ve been struck with a little neophobia (that’s fear of what’s new- keep it banked for pub quizzes!). There’s no all-nighters in the library; no legitimately spending an entire month ‘just reading and thinking’ (however strenuously and intensely), and absolutely no avoiding Google Calendar. Apparently, nobody wants to read essay length paragraphs in e-mails – who knew? – And a WYSIWYG (wi-zee-wig) has nothing to do with Harry Potter’s toupee!

I have a lot to learn, fast! I currently feel like my brain is a saturated sponge, but that’s good because all it takes is a little twist and I’ll be able to wring out some fabulous ideas and absorb a little more information…maybe.

Continue reading “Ready to ride the star-ship enterprise?” »

  • About the author

    Emily Hunt

    Emily Hunt

    Hi! I am fresh off a Masters in Nineteenth Century Studies at The University of Sheffield (That’s basically English Literature but only the ‘good’ bits!) and now in the exciting new role of Graduate Marketing Intern for USE. Lover of Keats, Shelley, Wordsworth…and J. K. Rowling, I’ve made it a personal challenge to get at least one literary reference into each of my blog posts. But don’t worry! I doubt I’ll manage it for too long. I can’t wait to learn all about the opportunities USE can offer students and graduates…and perhaps sneak into some events to become a little more enterprising myself! And I’ll be blogging about my discoveries along the way, so nobody need miss out.