Tag Archives: Social Innovation Lab

24 April 2015 - 4:06 pm Ideas with Impact at Social Enterprise Competition

The Social Innovation Lab is a project powered by University of Sheffield Enterprise (USE), where participants work together to develop and pitch an idea for a social enterprise business. Continue reading “Ideas with Impact at Social Enterprise Competition” »

30 September 2014 - 4:00 pm Social Innovation Lab: Autumn registrations now open!

Last term saw a fantastic turnout for our Social Innovation Lab. The programme sold out within a couple of weeks and proved to be a popular opportunity among our student population.

We know that our students are passionate about making a difference in their community and this social enterprise focused programme enabled them not only to learn about social entrepreneurship but also to devise business concepts in teams and develop potential social enterprise ideas that could actually be realised and make a difference.

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15 January 2014 - 10:14 am Darren Chouings – My First USE Blog Post!

Hi there! My name is Darren Chouings and I recently joined the USE team as an Enterprise Officer. Having previously worked as a Student Development Coordinator at Sheffield Hallam, I specialised in supporting students working in social enterprise.  My new position at The University of Sheffield involves delivering the Social Innovation Programme, Business Planning Competition and various extra-curricular enterprise activity. Continue reading “Darren Chouings – My First USE Blog Post!” »

29 March 2013 - 10:26 am Everything starts with an idea

I am one of those people who love having a good old chinwag about how to set the world to rights. I simply cannot keep my mouth shut when I hear people say simple minded things that are practically regurgitated from a newspaper title. You know what I mean, those old chestnuts like ‘why should they get benefits when I work and pay tax’ – guess they don’t know they’re also paying for the royal family then, huh. Regardless of what people’s opinions are, I think we can all agree that there are things in this world that, if we could, we would change.

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16 February 2013 - 10:54 am The breadth and depth of social enterprise

When I told my friends and family that I was recently given the role of Social Innovation Intern every single one of them asked what that meant. I started to realise that not many people actually know what social enterprise is, and those who do know seem to find the whole concept confusing. So, with the launch our Social Innovation Flatpack on Monday, I thought I’d clear things up. Continue reading “The breadth and depth of social enterprise” »

20 October 2012 - 10:36 am Do something different

Every time someone asks me what is my role as a Social Innovation Intern I don’t stop talking for at least 10 minutes. It is because I love what I do and I think it is an amazing programme for students. So what is my role? My main responsibility is to help facilitate the smooth run of the Social Innovation Lab and Accelerator. Continue reading “Do something different” »