Tag Archives: International Students

17 April 2014 - 10:47 am Investing in your future

If you read our blog a lot, you will know that there are many things that I love…Ice hockey, chickens and societies, which brings me onto one of the really interesting things that one of the USE supported societies does… Continue reading “Investing in your future” »

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…” »

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?” »

26 February 2014 - 10:40 am We Love Societies!

One of my big passions in my job is that I really love societies! I know how much hard work you put in, what great results you get and more importantly, how enterprising you are. One of my key projects that I run every year is the societies sponsorship- this is where we give you £100 towards your society. Earlier in the year, we opened applications but who were the lucky ones to get the funding?
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21 February 2014 - 1:21 pm How do you come up with a business idea? Skill Build 1.1

Yesterday, St George’s Lecture theatre was packed with loads of you waiting and willing to develop your skills on our Skill Build programme.  This semester, we are looking at entrepreneurship and will be developing your knowledge on business start up, business legal matters and much much more. The first session was centred around how you come up with a business idea and how you can critically evaluate it. We also talked about the Business Model Canvas, which is a great way to scope our your business idea. Don’t worry if you missed the session, this blog will give you the basics of what we covered.  Continue reading “How do you come up with a business idea? Skill Build 1.1” »

10 February 2014 - 10:33 am The IBM update

A few months ago, loads of you came along to the selection events for IBM Universities Challenge. The top teams from our selection event then went onto the main competition. This is where you make business decisions based on a set of scenarios.  As part of a team, you make decisions every week for five weeks. Oh, I forgot the most important bit- it is competitive, you play against other universities and the top two teams who make the most profit go through to semi-finals. Continue reading “The IBM update” »

31 October 2013 - 10:43 am Dos and Don’ts for international students, as regulation matters

In lieu of the fiercely competitive job market nowadays, more and more students are in favour of gaining some work experience while doing a degree. However, it’s a little tricky when international students want to get a part time job, or start their own businesses during their studies. Students often get told that there are strict terms and conditions, but what are these specifically? Visa regulations are absolutely no fun to read, so here is the ‘easy to read’ version of dos and don’ts for University of Sheffield non-EEA students. 

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15 October 2013 - 11:37 am International students fancy setting up business in UK? Come join the Sirius Programme

Do you have a bright business idea in mind? Are you feeling held back about starting your business in UK, while being an international student?  Here’s a piece of good news for you! The Sirius Programme aims to attract the brightest and best final year students and graduate entrepreneurs to set up their businesses in the UK. No matter where in world you are right now, whether you have an early idea or an established business plan, you can apply to Sirius Programme, and the successful applications will benefit from the followings:

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20 September 2013 - 10:08 am Are you socially driven?

Have you got an idea that could make a difference to the local community? Or want to learn more about what a social enterprise is? The Lab is back and is ready to inspire you and give you the skills to make your idea happen. Continue reading “Are you socially driven?” »