Tag Archives: Student Businesses

1 August 2013 - 10:48 am Coming soon to a zone near you….

If this was a Hollywood trailer, it would say that this is event that will get people talking; people have said that this challenge has given them the essential experience that they needed to apply for a variety of graduate jobs and that you will develop a number of essential enterprise skills…. Continue reading “Coming soon to a zone near you….” »

23 June 2013 - 10:53 am Get involved in the festival season – but without the mud

Ah, festival season. A season of wellies, tent cities, disappointing weather and booze-fuelled weekends filled with music, joy and inevitably below-par toilet facilities. I love a good festival, but paying upwards of £150 to slum it in a £9 tent that doesn’t keep out the rain (to be fair, that last part was my own fault for being a massive, massive cheapskate) isn’t for everyone.

So, if you prefer your festivals mud-free and enterprise focused, then the Entrepreneurs Festival could well be for you.

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22 June 2013 - 10:51 am PGR Enterprise Workshop – Prize of £500

Are you a PGR student or an early career researcher at the University of Sheffield? Do you fancy a chance to enhance your research and networking skills, broaden the scope of your academic studies, or explore your potentials for a future career? Have you got a burning business idea you are keen to get off the ground? Do you think you can be the next Apple? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then PGR Enterprise Workshop could be just the opportunity you are looking for. This two-and-a-half-day, non-residential event will take place on 29th – 31st July at the University of Sheffield Enterprise on Portobello Road: it is FREE, food and drinks are provided throughout the whole event, and you have the chance to win a whopping prize of £500.

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17 June 2013 - 9:40 am The BIG Awards are back!

The BIG Awards are back for 2013 and the countdown to submission closure has begun with 4 days to go.

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10 June 2013 - 10:14 am NACUE Startup Launchpad 2013

It’s taken me a while to get around to writing this, granted, but on the 18th and 19th of April, my business partner, Fran, and I – because I totally have a business partner now  – headed down to London for the NACUE Startup Launchpad 2013.

Not being from London, and being extremely poor, things kicked off to a great start when we booked our Megabus tickets to get down. These tickets cost £14 altogether, there and back. That sounds cheap, you say? Correct. But then again, we were probably being compensated for the fact that our coach left Meadowhall at 3am on Thursday morning.

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4 June 2013 - 10:05 am Our first focus groups

Whew. It’s been a busy few weeks. Well, maybe it’s been a busy month. Okay, fine, a busy few months. In the midst of the blind terror that is my final semester of university, as well as the work I’ve been doing on the new USE website, I haven’t really found much time to blog. In fact, it’s been so long that I think I’ve forgotten how to be funny so, you know. Apologies in advance for the lack of hilarity.

You might have read about the new women’s magazine I’m starting up with my buddy Fran, and since deciding to get the ball rolling we’ve been trying to do bits and pieces as we work on finishing off our assessments and exams.

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31 May 2013 - 10:11 am James Mundy wins Young Entrepreneur Award

The Duke of York Entrepreneur Awards launched at the University of Huddersfield. 

“Don’t take ‘no’ for an answer and recognise that you can do it,” was the message to the many young entrepreneurs that HRH The Duke of York, KG, met during his visit to the region on the 21st May.

This message was also echoed in the words of encouragement His Royal Highness gave to the winners of the first ever The Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Awards. Continue reading “James Mundy wins Young Entrepreneur Award” »

28 April 2013 - 10:58 am Let’s Get Ready to Jumble and USEme

I recently wrote a blog recruiting for the upcoming event I am organising/running – Let’s Get Ready to Jumble.  Now the event has been and gone over I thought I’d blog to give a little insight into my idea for the event and my passion behind it. Continue reading “Let’s Get Ready to Jumble and USEme” »

17 April 2013 - 10:28 am Let’s get down to business: my magazine startup

After two years, two whole years (it’s actually more like 19 months) of working at the enterprise zone, I have finally decided to take my own advice. Yeah, that’s right – I am officially making my ideas happen. And, let me tell you, I am pretty excited about it.

Everyone always says necessity is the mother of invention. Now, I’m not sure how much wanting a women’s magazine that isn’t total crap counts as a ‘necessity’, but be that as it may – I wanted one. I’ve wanted one for a long time. So, finally, my buddy Fran and I decided to make one. Yep, it’s as simple as that.

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16 April 2013 - 3:27 pm Next stop…University of Sheffield

What is the best way to celebrate enterprise in  # VCCoE? Well, this is something that I pondered for a while and then a bell when off in my head- get a double decker bus…

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