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 Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Challenge 2015!
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.
Do you have a great idea that can help improve the student experience at Lancaster University Library?
Jolt The Library is your chance to submit an idea to improve your Library. The winner of Jolt The Library will receive a £1,000 prize and the title of Lancaster University Innovation Champion 2015. They will also see their idea implemented by the Library here at Lancaster University. Additional prizes will also be awarded.
Dozens of ideas of all kinds have been submitted and the closing date for the entries is 30th January, 2015, with the event to be hosted on the 11th March.
The Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards offer a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the success of student and graduate entrepreneurs. Not only will the awards help secure cash investment to aid students with their ideas and businesses, but they will also provide the winners with valuable press coverage via the recognition received through this initiative. Winners will also then qualify for entry into the Santander Universities Enterprise Community programme.
The competition is open to students or recent graduates (within last two years), and entries can be from individuals or groups.
1st prize: £5,000
2nd prize: £3,000
3rd prize: £1,000
1st prize: £20,000
2nd prize: £10,000
3rd prize: £5,000
To enter you will need to submit a business plan by midday Monday 9th March. The plans will then be shortlisted and evaluated by a panel and an entry for each category put forward to represent Lancaster University in the national competition .
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