Students Learn Business Skills at University of Leicester
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keen to start a business have flocked to a new course being offered at the
University of Leicester.
one hundred students of the Colleges - University of Leicester Network applied
to attend the Starting
a Business programme, organised through the Science Enterprise Challenge (SEC)
by the University’s Institute of Lifelong Learning.
programme was the latest in a number of enterprise learning opportunities to be
organised through the project. Applicants included undergraduate and
postgraduate students of the University, certificate students from Vaughan
College and FE 16+ students, from Gateway College, Brooksby Melton College and
South Leicestershire College.
The programme consisted of four weekly early evening workshops designed to help students develop the knowledge, skills and confidence required to set up and run a business. There were lectures by academics and presentations by representatives from business, including The Royal Bank of Scotland and Business Link Leicester. Each workshop was followed by a buffet supper and an opportunity for students to network with their peers and talk to the tutors and presenters.
Newman, Enterprise Manager at the University's Institute of Lifelong Learning,
particularly enjoyed talks given by two East Midlands graduates who have
recently set up their own businesses, Joe Stephens of Ellula Sounds and Joanna
Marshall of Yoyo Designs. This really helped students to understand the
realities of setting up a businesses and the sort of help and support available
to young entrepreneurs in the UK.”
(pictured right) is now Creative Director of the company he set up in
Loughborough two years ago.
Joanna’s innovative textile design company is about three years old and makes high quality silk ties with unique designs.
who came to all the workshops will receive a certificate of attendance from the
University which they can add to their records of achievement.
more information about SEC and enterprise learning opportunities contact Anne
Newman, Enterprise Manager, Institute of Lifelong Learning, telephone 0116 252
5925, email firstname.lastname@example.org view www.le.ac.uk/lifelonglearning/sec
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