Tag Archives: Competitions

21 August 2014 - 3:58 pm Lego is AWESOME

Everyone loves Lego right? I think I have become obsessed with Lego ever since I was born (ok I might have had Duplo for the first couple of years), I think it might be that the only thing that stops you from building is your imagination or in my case running out of bricks.  Continue reading “Lego is AWESOME” »

1 May 2014 - 10:28 am Calling all academics! Nominate your students for the USE Graduation Awards

Do you think one of your students is the most enterprising student at the University of Sheffield? Nominations are invited for the first University of Sheffield Enterprise Award.

Two awards will be awarded for the most enterprising Undergraduate student and most enterprising post graduate students from the University of Sheffield.  The winners in each category will receive £500.

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29 April 2014 - 10:21 am Well done to BiG Challenge winners ‘Aroma Blossom’

Every year, school children all over Sheffield take part in something really BiG. The BiG Challenge is competition where pupils set up their own mini businesses and the best business of the year wins a trip of a life time. Continue reading “Well done to BiG Challenge winners ‘Aroma Blossom’” »

2 April 2014 - 10:27 am Enterprising Academics Wanted…

Have you got a special someone in your life? That enterprising academic that really makes your ideas happen? If so, why not nominate them for the most enterprising academic award at the Student Union’s Education Awards. Continue reading “Enterprising Academics Wanted…” »

1 April 2014 - 10:16 am The Sheffield Hunt 2014

Fancy stretching your creativity, team working and problem-solving and being rewarded with cash prizes? From Sunday 4th to Friday 9th May, The Sheffield Hunt 2014 will see teams competing in a series of imaginative and mischievous challenges that will test the teams’ abilities to think and cooperate in new ways. Continue reading “The Sheffield Hunt 2014” »

29 March 2014 - 10:53 am What about Social Enterprise in China?

To be honest, I had never heard about the term ‘social enterprise’ before I joined USE. My initial idea of it being some sort of charity shops made me just unconcerned (Shame on me..). Well, up till now, social enterprise remains unfamiliar to most of China. So what is it then? A social enterprise is a business with a social mission. Its profits will be principally reinvested in the business for the social objectives that it pursues, rather than distributed to its shareholders. If you were to look around, you would probably notice that social enterprise operates in almost every industry in UK. Well known examples include the Big Issue, Innocent drinks, Fair trade and the Phone co-op. With a focus on serving the community, social enterprise in UK has transformed the welfare system and stimulated local development. Brilliant impacts, sounds good. The next question will be: is this novel business model replicable? If so, what about in the context of China? Continue reading “What about Social Enterprise in China?” »

12 March 2014 - 10:43 am Want to get your research or project presented at an international conference?

The Spring Symposium happens every year in our International Faculty, CITY College in Thessaloniki, Greece.  This symposium covers a wide range of activities including lectures, diverse cultural meetings and workshops on the subject areas of Psychology, Computer Science and Business. Continue reading “Want to get your research or project presented at an international conference?” »

27 November 2013 - 12:59 pm Ready for Mayors Challenge 2013? €9,000,000 in prizes

Are you the change maker with an ambitious vision to bring powerful new ideas to life? Are you ready to think like a mayor to tackle the most pressing issues in Sheffield? Here is a chance to put forward bold new solutions to a major urban challenge. This is the time for action. Join the Mayors Challenge to put your best idea on display to the world. The prizes are grander than ever: a €5m prize and four €1m runner up prizes to put plans into actions.

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11 November 2013 - 12:03 pm Hong Kong Entrepreneurship Competition 2013

Tah dah, here is another competition for your interest! Hosted by HK Public Affairs and Social Service Society of LSE (London School of Economics and Politics), Hong Kong Entrepreneurship Competition 2013 is calling for nation’s brightest minds. The catch is to create an original business proposal based on the unique business environment in HK. This might not be a familiar business setting, but what can deter ambitious young entrepreneurs from coming up with brilliant ideas! I am pretty sure you will fall in love with this buzzing, energetic and cosmopolitan financial centre in Asia! So here is some details for the competition.

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2 October 2013 - 10:19 am Students listen up, Varsity Pitch is back!

Varsity Pitch, NACUE’s search for the best student or graduate entrepreneur in the country is back for 2013!

If you’re over 16, a current student at a UK college or university, or graduated in 2009 or later you can enter for the chance to win a share of £100,000 of prizes (including a massive £10,000 first prize). Continue reading “Students listen up, Varsity Pitch is back!” »