Student Enterprise at Surrey

Support, encouragement and skills development for enterprising students

New Enterprise Skills Ladders Workshops Announced

Student Enterprise in conjunction with the Careers Service are running the following Enterprise Skills Workshops during Semester 2. 18 February;  Marketing and selling your product/service 25 February:  The art of public speaking – conquer the fear! 11 March:  Legal information for start-ups 18 March:  Intellectual property focus – what do you own? All these workshops […]

Win £2000 – Enter the Santander Social Enterprise Challenge


Win £2000

Sign up for the Santander Social Enterprise Challenge


This challenge is for teams of teams of 5 students at any level from any or mixed faculties but they MUST all be different nationalities and from at least THREE different continents e.g. Europe, Asia, Africa, America. The idea behind the challenge is to find and collaborate with new international contacts and set up your mini global network for life.

The Challenge will involve:
• Thinking up an idea for a social enterprise to help a charity (to be defined at the launch)
• Describing the concept or making a demo
• Explaining how it would work financially
• Making a pitch for the prize (why should your team get it?)
• Filming it all inside 3 minutes and putting it on YouTube

The best team will win £1000 and a further £1000 will be donated to the charity involved.

Wednesday 11 February:   5:30-7 pm, LTA:  Drop in session with Entrepreneur-in-Residence to ask any questions about the Challenge or general enterprise-related matter.

Thursday 19 February:  6-73:30 pm, LTJ:  Santander Social Enterprise Challenge launch

Wednesday 4 March:  6-7:30 pm, LTA:  Santander Social Enterprise Challenge finals

To sign up email:



QinetiQ’s commercial director will give a presentation on Thursday 15/1/15 at 11 am

Surrey Entrepreneurs have organised a presentation for Thursday 15 January at 11 am in Lecture Theatre F. Andrew Ryan, the commercial director from QinetiQ will be giving a talk. Everyone is welcome to attend.  Please sign up by going to the Surrey Entrepreneurs’ Facebook page:

‘Listening Pill’ – Submit a video for a chance to win £500

Could you make a short film or animation (1 minute) focusing on the subject of effective listening? The SimVenture team has launched a film competition open to amateur film-makers aged 18 and over. The purpose of any submitted film is to communicate how people listen well and the value of being an effective listener. The content […]

Enactus employability training day

Back in November, Enactus organised a training day that aimed to provide attendees with practical guidance on employability skills and how to prepare for assessment days.  Top employers including AIG, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, GSK, Centrica and Santander attended this event. John Watkins, Director of the Careers Service provided students with thought-provoking tips to consider when attending […]

Win up to £1,500. Enter the Santander “60 Second Pitch” Competition

Santander are running a “60 Second Pitch Competition” with cash prizes of up to £1,500. The deadline for submissions is 22 December, 2014. You can find out more about the competition on the Santander Universities Enteprise Portal (  You will find a short video about the competition that features Jenson Butto and Rory McIIroy,

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