Upcoming Events

Skill Build Semester 2 2017

Start: 9 February 2017 6:15 pm
End: 23 March 2017 7:00 pm
Venue: The Diamond
32 Leavygreave Rd Sheffield , S Yorkshire S3 7RD United Kingdom

Skill Build is a series of workshops which can help you make your ideas happen. This semester, we are concentrating on developing your entrepreneurial skills, so regardless of your degree background; you will have knowledge of how the business world is operated. The course is centred on the Business Model Canvas (don’t worry if you don’t know what that is- we will cover it in our sessions) and will give you loads of advice on how to get a business idea off the ground

Skill Build is both HEARable and can be used for the Sheffield Graduate Award. In order to do this, you need to attend five out of seven sessions and pass an assignment.

These sessions take place every Thursday between 6.15-7.30pm in the Diamond Lecture Theatre 1. For full details on each session, check out the event listings below:-

9th February- Welcome to Skill Build

In this session, we will talk you through what the next few weeks will involve, we will introduce you to the Business Model Canvas and show you how you can generate business ideas

Hosted by University of Sheffield Enterprise

16th February –Top 10 things to consider when starting a business

Today’s session will focus on the steps that you need to take in order to set up a business. It will cover all of basics such as how to come up with a good business name, how to register a business, and all of the considerations you need in order to make your business successful.

Hosted by Andrew Bunn, Solutions for Business at Sheffield City Council

Please note there is no session on the 23rd February

2nd March- Marketing

How do you successfully market a business? What are the best methods in the digital era? Today’s session will give you the marketing basics and hopefully inspire you with the more innovative methods of marketing.

Hosted by Stephen Thompson, Head of Digital, The University of Sheffield

9th March – The Legal aspects of finance

How do you keep your business on the right side of the law? This session will discuss all of the financial implications that a business might have.

Hosted by students from the Louise Glover, Director of Civic Engagment, Law School and CommLaw Pro Bono Society

16th March- Networking

Networking is a word that normally fills people with dread. Today’s session will show you that networking isn’t that scary, how to do it and why it is so important.

Hosted by Jon Colman, Red Vanilla

23rd March – Market Research

Completeing market research is a important part of any validating any business. Today, you will find out what resoources are avaliable to you in order to do this.

Hosted by Joyce Gray, Sheffield Libraries and Archives

Pitch Club

Start: 24 March 2017 8:00 pm
End: 24 March 2017 10:00 pm
Venue: The Edge
34 Endcliffe Cres Sheffield, S10 3ED

Fancy a FREE drink and some FREE food? then keep reading

‘Wouldn’t it be great if…?’

‘Why doesn’t someone…?’

‘Somebody should just…?’

If you’ve ever dreamt up a solution to one of life’s problems then you could be in to win £100!

Sheffield’s answer to Dragon’s Den comes to the Edge – Pitch Club!  Anyone who pitches their idea (only for one minute!) in front of the judges gets a FREE drink. The contestant who impresses the most will win £100 cash…

Whether you’ve got a life changing idea that you just can’t wait to get out, or you just want to come along to support your friends, we can’t wait to see you at Pitch Club on Friday 19th February or Friday 11th March 8-10pm.

Do you think you’ve got what it takes to win over our Dragons? For £100 and a free drink it’s worth finding out…

Pitch Club

Start: 3 May 2017 5:00 pm
End: 3 May 2017 7:00 pm
Venue: Bar one
The University of Sheffield Students Union Sheffield, S10 2TG United Kingdom

Ever had a particularly frustrating week where nothing really goes to plan just to find yourself in the pub on Friday evening putting the world to rights with your friends?

“Wouldn’t it be great if…”

“The solution is simple…”

“Somebody should just…”

Sound familiar? Well, stop just solving the world’s problems (real or perceived) quietly with your friends. Voice your opinions and solutions (however ridiculous) loudly… on stage… in front of your fellow students… and a panel of dragons.

This is Pitch Club where we’ll buy you a pint just for pitching. Taking place on three dates during this semester, you can come to Bar One on Friday night any time between 5 and 7 pm to pitch for your chance to win £100 cash… and the everlasting respect and admiration of your peers. Want to just come along to gawp at other people pitching? Be our guest!

Can you win over the Pitch Club dragons? For £100 cash, it’s worth finding out…