Allison Webb, Head of Careers, Employability and Enterprise, said: “As the Business and Enterprise Centre relaunches as the Lincolnshire Social Economy Hub, we wanted to involve students to gain their insight into the following areas:
· Which types of social economy business they would target as priority tenants
· How they would market the Hub
· How BG Futures can best engage with the student population in terms of programme delivery and extra-curricular activities.
· How the student enterprise room could best meet their needs.”
Sarah Moseley, Enterprise Development Manager, added: “The Hub includes a designated space for student enterprise. This collaborative workspace is available for student led groups to work on their enterprising ideas, group projects and assignments.
“We are grateful for the support from Rachel Linstead, Lecturer Business and Enterprise who sourced an overhead projector for the room. This will enable groups to work more effectively and practice their presentations.”
Students feedback on the focus group has been positive:
“It’s really good to see that they have listened to my idea of a Projector being available in the room to make it easier to work on group presentations rather than being crammed round one laptop” - Lewis
“When I mentioned that an online booking system for the Enterprise room would make it easier, I didn’t think it would be introduced so quickly’ – Harry
“It’s a relaxed environment and the BG Futures team are friendly’ - Laura
“Using the facility to cultivate & develop my ideas has been useful and essential to my learning” - Josh
“Things such as the distinctive chairs and decal makes the enterprise room feel different to being in a lecture theatre” – Cavan
The student enterprise room can be booked on the BG Futures portal area via the ‘student enterprise space’ tile.
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