Published: 3 November 2015

Enterprise Programme launches

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A programme which aims to increase the opportunities for enterprise and entrepreneurship for students at the University has been launched for 2015/16.

The University-wide initiative gives students the opportunity to access support with developing new business ideas, launching new products or services, or developing an existing business.

Students who get involved will be able to choose from a range of extracurricular activities including enterprise master classes, workshops and start-up boot camps which will run throughout the academic year. Students will also be able to access networking opportunities with members of the local business community, as well as the Business Clinic, which offers one-to-one support sessions for those seeking to develop a business idea.

Commenting on the programme, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Partnerships, Civic Engagement and Enterprise Professor Stephen Holloway, said: “This programme aims to support and encourage our students and graduates, in any discipline of study, to develop the entrepreneurial skills and qualities needed to succeed in business.

“The jobs arena continues to get more competitive year on year, so it’s important that our students have the opportunity to build their skills and confidence to carve out their own space in a crowded marketplace.”

The first Enterprise Master Class, ‘Starting up’, takes place on Wednesday, 4 November at the Careers and Employability Service, followed by an ‘Enterprising Ideas’ session on Wednesday, 11 November in Liverpool Guild of Students.

For further details and a full list of upcoming events, please visit the Enterprise Programme website at: http://www.liv.ac.uk/enterprise-programme/.

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