Global Entrepreneurship Week
Global Entrepreneurship Week took place the 18-24 November and was the world’s largest campaign to promote entrepreneurship. Each year, it plays a critical role in encouraging the next generation of entrepreneurs to consider starting up their own business. Organised in partnership with Barclays Bank, the week consisted of events, activities, speaker sessions and competitions the world over. Cardiff University values the work that is done across the globe through Global Entrepreneurship Week and we were proud to get involved by running a few events.
We kicked off the week with the Innovation Challenge on Monday 18 November. Several clubs societies and sports teams took part and were tasked with taking a mystery object that was revealed on the Monday and adding value to it (creative, monetary, comedic etc). The students chronicled their efforts in a 3min video and the videos were then scored by a varied panel of judges. The top three videos were:
1st place: Ladies Basketball:
2nd place: MathSoc
3rd place: MSc Nueroimaging
Cardiff University also competed against Cardiff Metropolitan University and the University of South Wales and Ladies Basketball took top honours winning a total of £1500. If you would like to participate in more challenges and competitions with Cardiff University Enterprise then keep an eye on our website: www.cardiff.ac.uk/enteprise.
On Tuesday Dan Sargent, Creative Director of Blue Stag Studio joined Cardiff University Enterprise for a social media workshop and speaker session that focused on social media culture and the social networking platforms that are having a major impact on business communication, practices and processes. Students engaged in candid conversations about the use of social media in business and learned how these tools can be utilised within business to sustain reputation; empower your customers; and maintain good social media ethics.
On Wednesday, with the help of CU’s creative, innovative and business savvy students, Cardiff University Enterprise was able to help save a UK music festival after the headlining act dropped out
This was an interactive workshop entitled Save the Music that helped get a fledging musical festival off the ground. This was a very useful event for students interested in event, social media and project management. Working as a team CU’s students shined and were able to trouble shoot the problems facing the music festival effectively in order to save the music.
Cardiff University Enterprise was honoured to be given a High Impact Award as part of Global Entrepreneurial Week for our events as we are able to reach a wide audience. The rest of the week saw us developing curriculum based enterprise activities, keeping in touch with other enterprising universities across the globe and working hard to continue to enhance the student experience and empower student’s abilities to be creative, innovative and entrepreneurial.
If you participated in any GEW events we would be grateful if you would complete this survey:http://svy.mk/1hzYlvn and give us some useful feedback on how the week is run.