"I love the idea of enterprise! But I don't know what I want to do yet"
"I don't want to run my own business, but I fancy getting involved"
If any of this sounds like you, or maybe you like the idea of taking part, making a difference, and even winning stuff, then try a student competition.
Oh, and don't forget that you'll be gaining the types of experience and skills that employers love: creativity, motivation, teamwork, leadership, resilience to name a few.
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Scheme Launch Date: November
Start-Up gives students in higher education the chance to create their own company while still pursuing their studies. Over the period of an academic year undergraduates plan, create and run their own real firm with business advisers guiding them every step of the way. Many finish university with a fully-fledged business to build a career on, benefitting from income, skills and experience to see them on their way.
Find out more information about Young Enterprise here.
Do you have an idea for a business venture involving the UK and China?
- Do you want a share of the £7,000 in cash prizes?
- Do you want expert advice and comments on your business idea?
- Do you want to build your international network of contacts?
The China UK Entrepreneurship Challenge has been developed by leading universities in the UK and China to bring together existing businesses and new student-led start-ups that are looking to develop commercial relationships. While many programmes exist to teach and encourage graduates to become entrepreneurs, this Challenge provides a platform for international entrepreneurs to hone their business plans and attract potential investors.
The TCS Tech Challenge – brought to you by Tata Consultancy Services – asks students to consider how they can use the power of technology to address pressing needs that local charities are facing.
Each university will be set a brief for a problem that a charity local to that university is facing. Students with the best proposals will get to work with their local charity to implement a solution. While this is called a ‘Tech Challenge' TCS hope that students from a variety of faculties will bring a mixture of skills and knowledge to find successful solutions.
The five members of the winning team will win a paid one-month internship at TCS. In addition, the winning team will secure a donation of £1000 for their partner charity.
This is one challenge where you can really make a difference!
For more information on the programme, the charity and project brief for our university, and how to apply (deadline is 14th October) please visit http://on.tcs.com/TechChallenge2015.
This challenge is a unique opportunity to demonstrate your analytical, creative and strategic thinking by presenting innovative solutions in response to one of three real business challenges.
Each challenge has been set by a business that has participated in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK programme, providing the opportunity to positively impact the success of an established business. The three business owners are offering students the opportunity to positively impact their businesses, by proposing innovative ways to help solve their business challenges.
Prizes for the 2014 challenge were three places on the Goldman Sachs 2015 Spring Internship Programme in London and the overall prize was one year of tuition fees to a university in England (up to a maximum of £9,000). The top thirty shortlisted applicants will also be invited to interview for their Spring Internship Programme.