On Saturday 22nd June 2019, we saw the launch of our first ever Northumbria University Enterprise Experience Event which was as successful as hoped.
30 budding entrepreneurial students joined us for the day and were faced with a series of exciting challenges. From developing a business idea to then pitching it to a panel of judges, they had their work cut out for them. Divided into teams, our students worked successfully to create innovative business concepts and ideas, giving them the great opportunity to explore their entrepreneurial drive and aspirations, as well as the option of networking with like-minded individuals in a fun, creative and opportune environment.
The selection of academic professionals that also attended had a wealth of knowledge in different aspects of enterprise, and were able to deliver insightful workshops to our students. This ensured that they all left with the energy, drive, skills and knowledge to consider their own enterprise journey.
We spoke to some of our students after the event, and many left with a clearer understanding of enterprise skills and the value that they hold within the workplace. Due to the success of this event, we aim to host more of these events for our students in the future.