Enterprising students inspired to become successful entrepreneurs

Students at Barnsley College enjoyed a week of inspiring and motivating activities as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW).

GEW is an international initiative that aims to introduce young people to entrepreneurship and help them explore their business potential as entrepreneurs of the future.

Organised by the Enterprise Department within college, students were able to get involved in a wide range of activities encouraging them to think about taking their first step towards running their own business.

Students were invited to step on board The Enterprise Bus as it toured college sites offering skills workshops and interactive ‘Dragon’s Den’ style presentations. Other activities during the week included business start-up taster sessions; talks from inspirational guest speaker, Julian Hall; online competitions; market stalls to test trade their own products as well as DJ-ing and a match the entrepreneur to the business logo quiz.

A Twitter competition also asked students to tweet their dream careers for a chance to win £50.

Barnsley College Head of Enterprise Rubina Rashid said: “Over the course of the week, in excess of 500 students were inspired to get involved and have had the opportunity to turn ideas into reality. We have been thoroughly impressed by the range and standard of ideas that our students have presented throughout the week and wish them every success in becoming entrepreneurs themselves.”

Last updated: 1st December 2014

Originally posted on: 1st December 2014