The dust has settled and nearly 300 people are now more connected than they were before the week. We're still crunching the data but already delighted to announce that we were awarded a High Impact Host award! Watch this space for more details soon.
If you are looking for an alternative to working in a coffee shop or bar while you study, and you've got some valuable skills, why not consider freelancing.
Creative Problem Solving
Possibly the most useful everyday skill in the workplace, and in life in general. Hugely valued by employers but also a fundamental way of life for entrepreneurs and social innovators.
Business Model Canvas
Our favourite tool to help with transforming ideas into potential businesses, or simply for analysing what makes any business tick. Perfectly applicable for commercial and social enterprises, in the private, public and charitable sectors.
Santander Universities offers a number of opportunities for enterprising people at Lancaster University to try new ideas, tap into support networks and win funding. Don't miss the deadline for the 60 Second Pitch awards!
FUTURE-PROOF YOUR CAREER
Enterprise skills are those exhibited by people who run their own businesses; people who need to respond to opportunities, to summon the resilience and creativity to overcome everyday challenges, and to source and deploy resources and people to actually make things happen.
But these skills are NOT JUST FOR ENTREPRENEURS; they are immensely transferable and invaluable when applied in small businesses or large corporations, charities and public sector organisations, in clubs and societies, and in teams mobilised to deliver projects and enter competitions.
So if you are student, staff member or alumnus looking to tackle a social problem, enhance your employability and effectiveness in the workplace, or to start or grow a new business, we'd love to hear from you. Look around the site and see what support and opportunities are available.
The 60 Second Pitch Awards give you and your business (or idea) the chance to win up to £1,500 as well as support and advice from Santander.
What do I need to do? Simply tell us about your business or idea and why you feel you deserve to win in 60 seconds. Remember that people will be voting for their favourite entry so make sure it’s funny, creative or innovate.
The overall purpose of this project is to undertake an organisational review of Lancaster Jazz Festival and make proposals for a three year strategic plan. Read more about this opportunity below: organisational_development_tendering_brief
Listen to the audio (full recording including audience Q&A) Please right-click link and choose “Save Link As…” to download audio file onto your computer. In this age of high-speed living and information overload, visualised information has incredible potential to help us quickly understand, navigate and find meaning in a complex … Read more…
Growth Vouchers cover half the cost of getting professional advice. The eligibility has now been widened so don’t miss out. Click here to apply. Growth Vouchers is a government scheme to help businesses like yours get strategic business advice. Businesses can get a grant of up to £2,000 towards the … Read more…
Please find attached an invitation to the Young Enterprise Start Up Programme North West Final 2015, taking place on 25th February 2015 in Manchester. YE NW Start Up Invitation 25th Feb 2015 This is a fantastic opportunity to attend the flagship event of the Start Up year in the … Read more…
The early bird for the Social Value Summit 2015 closes this Friday (19th December). The Social Value Summit on 3rd February 2015 is an event to share good practice, expert insight, and key learning in relation to all things social value – as well as a chance to debate and … Read more…
Digital revolution allows people to rent far more goods than used to be possible, ensuring that they only pay for what they actually use. The latest entrant to this booming market is BMW, which has just launched a joint venture with car rental company Sixt to bring the DriveNow car-sharing model … Read more…