Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015


Hello everyone,

Every year Swansea University hosts a Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), although this year they have really stepped up their game.

The GEW takes place from the 16th of November 2015 in a number of departments and colleges across the University for those students who are budding entrepreneurs.

Throughout this week all thing entrepreneur will be covered. The first event beginning the GEW is the ‘Kick Start Your Start Up’ event happening on Monday 16th between 11am-2pm in Cafe West (in Fulton House, Singleton Campus). This event aims to enable students to find out more about how other entrepreneurs began their businesses and there will also be a chance to learn more about business plans.

On Tuesday (17th) students with potential business ideas can have the chance to set up stands in the ‘Start-up market’ between 12/4pm in the Atrium of the School of Management Building on the Bay Campus. If you take part you can have the chance to impress business leaders.

Additionally if you apply to have a stand at this event you will be automatically entered into the ‘Union Collective £25 Challenge’ taking place on Thursday 19th November at 12pm in Castle room, Fulton House, Singleton Campus. So if you have a business idea and want the opportunity to show it off and give a 60 second pitch, you can try and secure £250 to help kick start your business you should sign-up ASAP.

But wait there’s more… on the 19th November from 0am in Castle room in Fulton House the Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership’s (IfEL)  Internal competition to recruit the FLUX team will be taking place. FLUX is the UKs largest inter-university challenge, and this internal competition will allow you to compete for one of six places on the team that will represent Swansea University in Lancaster in the annual FLUX competition in January 2016.

Also on Thursday 19th November, there will be a talk on how to come up with a business idea and getting it off the ground given by Steve Rook (2pm in room Cbe107 in the School of Management Building, Bay Campus).

On Friday 20th November there is the ‘Scalextric Challenge’ taking place between 10.30am-3.00pm in Cafe West (Fulton House, Singleton Campus), where you can test your entrepreneurial skills and mind-set in though managing a fantasy race team. Also on the Bay Campus between 11am -2pm you can put your computer vision and advanced data visualisation skills to the test in the ‘Golf Day’ event taking place in the Biomechanics and Technology lab.

Ben Harrison, a recent Swansea graduate and co-founder of Mango Bikes will also be sharing his experience of starting and running a business while at university. Ben will also be giving some attendees on-to-one support. This is happening on Friday 20th November 122pm in the Great Hall on the Bay Campus room GH037 between 12-2pm.

Be aware some of the spaces are limited so if any take your fancy sign up sooner rather than later or you may miss out!

There are many more events that I haven’t even been able to cover so if you are interested in getting involved in GEW. For more information and to sign up to certain events click the link below for more information and check the GEW out on Facebook and Twitter (links included below).








Joanna Wolton

I am a PhD student in the Centre for Innovative Ageing within the College of Human and Health Sciences. I hope this blog is insightful and gives you some tips and information about what it is like to be a student living in Swansea.

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