Posts tagged: entrepreneurship

Creative Entrepreneur – Next Generation business event

22 January 2016
Alex Fenton, Salford Business School

Alex Fenton, Producer of the Creative Entrepreneur event

How can a business school teach entrepreneurship? Can you learn how to develop a business model or a marketing plan from a book? Meeting and hearing from successful international entrepreneurs sharing their real life stories, gaining feedback on ideas and establishing new links are all great ways to learn about entrepreneurship and grow your network.

At Salford we recognise the importance of strong links with industry. They help us keep our teaching relevant to the real world and mean we can offer great opportunities to help our students to get employment-ready.

Our Creative Entrepreneur event is a key example of this in practice. At the event, held annually at our state of the art campus at MediaCityUK, individuals from partner organisations volunteer their time and share their experience with students at the University of Salford.

At the latest event, on 25th of November 2015, we welcomed over 40 guest speakers who delivered an exciting programme of master-classes, panel sessions and installations to inspire, inform and entertain over 460 attendees. These were a combination of local businesses, University staff, students and local colleges. Several of our courses and modules were present, creating great opportunities for our students. Read on to find out more about key points from the event and what happened.

 

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Creative Entrepreneur – Opportunities for students and SMEs

29 January 2015
Professor Kurt Allman and Alex Fenton opening Creative Entrepreneur 2014

Professor Kurt Allman and Alex Fenton opening Creative Entrepreneur 2014

Achieving the accolade of Business School of the Year at the Times Higher Education Awards and running their first Creative Entrepreneur event at MediaCityUK concluded a tremendously successful 2014 for Salford Business School.

The University of Salford’s mission to ‘transform lives, stimulate discovery and realise potential’ is reflected in Salford Business School’s commitment to support economic regeneration – regionally, nationally and internationally. Recognising the critical role small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play in innovation, advancement and sustainable development worldwide, Salford Business School declared 2014 the ‘Year of the SME’. Throughout the year, Salford Business School staff have focused their efforts on delivering expert advice, addressing skills gaps and facilitating access to finance, networks and resource opportunities for SMEs.

Research, innovation and skills gaps can cause real issues for SMEs. Having access to bright, enthusiastic talent can really make the difference. At Salford Business School, there is a very strong commitment to employability skills and an emphasis on activity based learning with real world application. Internships and placements are a proven way to inject new ideas and experience into a business – both the student and business benefit hugely. Creative Entrepreneur – Next Generation 2014 represented a culmination and celebration of this amazing year and the creative ability and ingenuity of SMEs locally and internationally.

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