News

Tag Archive > business

01
Nov

STRIVE Volunteer e-Badge Scheme

In News

The STRIVE scheme: Student Recognition in Volunteering e-Badges

We are very excited to have recently launched our STRIVE scheme recognising all the wonderful volunteering work that you are doing and will do over the course of your studies at the University of Southampton!

Our mission within this scheme is to make sure that your volunteering accomplishments and experience are recognised in a legitimate way and can be showcased to prospective employers, therefore enhancing your future employability

We recognise your volunteering experience by issuing an e-Badge, which is essentially a micro-credential of your volunteering experience.

The volunteering experience we recognise can … Read the rest

Continue reading...

Tags: , , , , , , ,

28
Aug

What&Where success with Union Enterprise Funding

In General

A local student start-up company What&Where recently won funding from the Union’s Enterprise Fund, enabling them to begin connecting students with local businesses and services.

During his time at the University of Southampton, Paul Musa founded the online search platform What&Where, with help from the Union’s Enterprise Fund. The website offers students a tool to locate products and services from local businesses in their university city. “This means that for students, rather than relying on erroneous search results, clunky swathes of information on search engines, the hope of word of mouth reaching them and travelling home to the communities … Read the rest

Continue reading...

Tags: , , , , ,

08
Aug

EthiCo: Sustainable Living for Southampton Students

In General

EthiCo, a student start-up project which won £500 from the University of Southampton Students’ Union Enterprise Fund last year, are due to launch their sustainable student Essentials Pack this September during Freshers’ week.

EthiCo promotes the use of reusable products to reduce single-use plastic waste on campus and in the local community. They aim to provide students, staff and the local community with the means to consume food, drink and other products in an ethical and sustainable way.

Winning the Students’ Union Enterprise Fund last year kick started EthiCo’s business plan. The team launched the sale of reusable coffee cups, … Read the rest

Continue reading...

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

10
May

Student starts buying and selling website for University of Southampton students

In General

Business student Zhanpeng Lim and his business partner, Wenhao Xie, have launched Stradents, a new Gumtree-style selling webpage aimed at University of Southampton students.

The business, founded earlier this year, aims to enable students to purchase and sell their household items.

Students can sign up for free to list the items they want to sell or purchase, listing the contact details they are happy to share as well as their University of Southampton email address.

Zhanpeng explains, “We came up with the idea for the business last summer because as international students, we found that it could be very … Read the rest

Continue reading...

Tags: , , , , , , ,

07
Mar

Celebrating International Women’s Day with Inspiring Women talks

In General

We’re celebrating International Women’s Day on Wednesday by hearing from some inspiring women who have excelled in their chosen industries.

Join us at The Bridge from 19:30 tomorrow night (Wednesday 08 March) to listen to:
Susannah Watson

Senior Assistant Director of the CBI (Confederation of British Industry)

Bryony Tyrell

MMA Fighter, Nurse, Mother and MMA coach at the Unions’ MMA society, this woman is a relentless hard worker. Constantly pushing to achieve more, her interesting and contrasting life has been covered by The Telegraph, earning her recognition as a role model for young MMA and sportswomen in Southampton and … Read the rest

Continue reading...

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

19
Dec

Enterprise Fund winners receive £1000 investment for their businesses

In General

Union Southampton awards student projects, FuseMind and EthiCo, £500 investment each, as part of the Enterprise Fund 2016.

The businesses, formed by University of Southampton students, were each awarded £250 from the Enterprise Fund, an initiative to encourage students to develop their innovative events, activities and projects. A further £250 was match-funded by Union President, Alex Hovden and awarded to each project.

One of the founding members of innovative academic search platform, FuseMind, Mauro Cozzi, says, “We’re really excited to hear that Union Southampton believes in FuseMind and is happy to invest in us. The funding will allow us to … Read the rest

Continue reading...

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

04
Dec

Pop-Up Markets – Unique Christmas Shopping

In General

We’ve had an amazing number of students sign-up for stalls at our Pop-Up Market.

If you’re anything like us, you’ll still have a bit of Christmas shopping to get through and the dilemma of what to get for those hard-to-buy-for relatives that seem to have everything.

That’s where we can help.

Our members have some incredible, unique gift ideas, which they will be selling on Tuesday 13 December between 11:00-15:00 on the Redbrick. You can expect:

❄️ RAG Naked Calendar – because who doesn’t want to see in the new year with some naked tushes? All proceeds go to charity, … Read the rest

Continue reading...

Tags: , , , , , , ,

02
Dec

Enterprise Fund Shortlist Announced

In General

Thank you to everyone who submitted their projects to our Enterprise Fund. The standard was so high that the shortlisting process was really tough, but we are delighted to announce the following submissions on the final shortlist – we look forward to listening to your pitches on Tuesday:
The Charge Project: The Charge Project, is a solar energy distribution service that will operate in the ultra-poor river islands of Bangladesh. The Charge Project will comprise of a boat network with solar panel arrays mounted to the roof, which will be used to charge battery boxes.
 
CareConnect: Caregiving will be the
Read the rest

Continue reading...

Tags: , , , , , ,

01
Dec

Enterprise Fund – 11 applications submitted

In General

The Union Enterprise Fund exists to help you fund original and innovative events, activities and projects. After receiving an incredible 11 submissions showcasing your great ideas, we are in the process of choosing the most deserving idea for the £500 investment – and as you can see, it is proving quite a challenge:

Applicant 1: The Charge Project, is a solar energy distribution service that will operate in the ultra-poor river islands of Bangladesh. The Charge Project will comprise of a boat network with solar panel arrays mounted to the roof, which will be used to charge battery boxes.

Applicant Read the rest

Continue reading...

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

24
Nov

Creative Industries Careers Sessions – new events added

In General

Monday sees the start of Creative Industries Careers Sessions – a host of events and networking opportunities to help give you a step towards your chosen career in the Creative Industries and we have added more events to the programme!

Are you interested in a career in the Creative Industries? Whether you want to become an artist, writer, actor or you are interested in the technical side of production and behind-the-scenes work, we are here to help.

Browse our events below and make sure you pre-register for all sessions on our Eventbrite (all sessions are free).

——————————————————————————————-

Monday 28 NovemberRead the rest

Continue reading...

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,