Student entrepreneurs crowned UK champions

12 November 2018

GCU's Enactus students have been named as the most effective team in the UK for promoting entrepreneurial action and social innovation.

Enactus allows students to co-design and co-deliver entrepreneurial projects that empower people to make real, sustainable progress for themselves and their communities.

The GCU students were crowned Enactus UK Summer Action Champions 2018 for their project development, financial management and efforts to engage the University's student support network earlier this month. The team received the award after travelling down to Doncaster for the annual Enactus UK training weekend. The students took part in three days of networking, training and competing with 60 other Enactus university teams from across the country.

The training covered how to run a social enterprise or commercial project, innovation, tapping into support networks, marketing ideas and managing human resources. 

Enactus GCU also pitched two projects for corporate funding. One, entitled, Mission's Kitchen, aims to tackle homelessness, and the other project is focused around our schools-based Work Ready Action Programme.

Dr Alec Wersun, principal university adviser for Enactus at GCU, said: “I’d encourage anyone interested in social innovation to get involved in Enactus. 

"It generates fabulous opportunities for experiential learning and it’s a great example of the changemaker activity which we are committed to as an institution, especially our membership of Ashoka U.” 

To find out more, contact Dr Wersun or visit the Enactus GCU web pages.