LSBU wins High Impact award for Global Entrepreneurship Week activities
19 December 2014
South Bank University (LSBU) has been awarded a High Impact award in
recognition of its involvement in this year's Global Entrepreneurship Week
(GEW), an international campaign that celebrates enterprise and encourages the
public to explore its entrepreneurial potential.
was conferred by GEW organisers Youth Business International, a charitable
organisation that supports young entrepreneurs in over 40 countries. As an
enterprise-driven civic university, LSBU hosted a range of successful events
and workshops from 17 to 23 November.
2014 was a great success and we are proud to be recognised for our work in
engaging and inspiring our students and staff. This award is further proof of
our commitment to embedding enterprise in everything we do," says Linsey Cole,
Head of Student Enterprise at LSBU.
included business-themed student competitions, inspirational talks, a pop up
market and social media makeover workshops for LSBU staff. Events were
primarily held at the Clarence Centre for Enterprise and Innovation.
"All of our
GEW events were well-attended and it was great to see how driven our students
are when it comes to gaining entrepreneurial insights and developing skills," comments
Enterprise hosted two Start & Evolve talks where successful
entrepreneurs shared tips on freelancing and networking, as well an Intellectual Property workshop on patents. The team
also organised a pop up market for student entrepreneurs and the annual Pitching Competition Live Finals, where students presented their
business ideas for a live audience to win £500.
events held during the week included a business-themed treasure hunt by student
enterprise society South Bank Entrepreneurs and a talk by Peter Harrington,
Director of SimVenture, to Business School students and staff.