Centre Students Learn from Local Social Enterprises

1 February 2012

Centre Students Learn from Local Social Enterprises

Students from the Centre's Social Enterprise module met with a range of local and regional social enterprises at a networking event on 27 January...

 

Students from the Centre's Social Enterprise module met with a range of local and regional social enterprises at a networking event on 27 January. As part of the module, which is open to all of the University's final year students, more than fourteen local and regional social enterprises host a small group of students to learn more about the type of issues they are currently facing. The students then prepare a strategy report outlining their recommendations for the organisation. Seven local and regional social enterprises attended the event and met with students to discuss their organisations.

Dr Jess Co, convenor for the module explained: 'The networking event provides a great opportunity for the students to meet key staff from local and regional social enterprises and to learn more about the issues they are currently facing. It also provides an opportunity for organisations who might not necessarily meet otherwise, to get to know each other and share best practice.'

Companies who attended the event included Community Savings and Loans, Berinsfield Community Business, Chissock Woodcraft, Newbury Community Project, 3SC and Creative Junction. Just over 40 students are taking this year's module.