Two New Student Start-ups Receive Social Enterprise Funding

The Wates Social Enterprise Programme is designed and delivered by and Ben Shenoy, Surrey Business School’s Director, Business Insights Lab, Centre for the Digital Economy and brought about together with the University’s Student Enterprise (Tracy Hampton).

The final panel presentations for the second year of the Wates Family Enterprise Trust (WFET) Social Enterprise programme were held on 2 August.  The purpose of the WFET Social Enterprise programme is to encourage and train the University’s postgraduate community – across all Faculties – to get involved with social enterprise.

The panel made awards to the following student projects:

  • £5,000 to Sarah Campbell (Health Psychology PhD student) for Tuning In, an app that runs on a mobile phone using music and games to help people become more emotionally resilient.
  • £5,000 to Sarah Helen King (Health Psychology PhD student) for InVigorise, a community based social enterprise focused on health and wellbeing, by help individuals to eat well, move more and feel better.

Over the course of the past two years, the WFET Social Enterprise programme has been attended by about 60 postgraduate students across all Faculties. This could not have happened without the consistent support of the following individuals:

  • The mentors, Maria Evangeli, Gerard Bell, Paul Snowsill and Phil Burton who provided sage intellectual and emotional guidance to participating students


To get involved please contact Ben Shenoy,