GCU inspires Enactus students

05 October 2015

GCU inspires Enactus students

Enactus is dedicated to inspiring students to improve the world through entrepreneurial action

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) brought together Enactus societies from across Scotland last week for a networking and training event.

More than 50 students from societies at GCU and the universities of Glasgow, Strathclyde, Edinburgh and St Andrew’s took part in the one-day training event, which was sponsored by the Scottish Council for Enactus.

The students also took part in a series of workshops, which aimed to boost their project management, networking and employability skills, and a mini careers fair and question-and-answer session with representatives from the Enterprise Group, Ernst & Young, Wilko and Centrica.

The students were welcomed to the University by Professor Toni Hilton, Dean of Glasgow School for Business and Society, and the event was hosted by the Chairman of the Scottish Council for Enactus Jeffrey Lovejoy.

Dr Alec Wersun, Senior Lecturer at GCU and Glasgow School for Business and Society Lead for the Common Good, said: “Enactus fits so well with GCU’s values and mission statement, and with its Ashoka U Changemaker status, with both institutions putting the ‘Common Good’ at the heart of everything they do.

“At GCU, we develop our graduates to be responsible, global leaders and Enactus helps with this. Our student volunteers develop personally and professionally while working as part of a team to make a real difference here in Glasgow and further afield.”

Enactus, an international non-profit organisation dedicated to inspiring students to improve the world through entrepreneurial action, provides a platform for teams of university students to create community development projects that put people’s own ingenuity and talents at the centre of improving their livelihoods. It operates in more than 1700 universities and in 36 countries across the world.

Enactus GCU is a social enterprise team that uses the skills and talents of GCU students to make a difference to the local community. It has more than 90 student members committed to the University’s mission ‘For the Common Good’.

For more information on GCU Enactus, contact Dr Wersun: A.Wersun@gcu.ac.uk