Week 5, Newsletter
Posted 11 November 2011
Friendly Battle of the Colleges
If you haven’t already done so, please sign up for the Friendly Battle of the Colleges: http://battleofthecolleges.eventbrite.com
Take a look at jobs.lancs.ac.uk to sign up for courses in CEEC (Careers Unit) that will help you in the Battle of the Colleges event and the FLUX event.
This is a great opportunity to test out your entrepreneurial skills in front of Dragons and perhaps represent your college in FLUX.. Battle of the College is an entrepreneurial event devised to make use of the Xing game involving a Dragons’ Den panel. Each college will field one (or more) teams of six students to compete on their behalf. The initial afternoon workshop will commence on 15th November and anyone interested let Juli in the College Office know initially and then sign up at http://battleofthecolleges.eventbrite.com . The first session includes a FREE LUNCH, a training session to learn about elements of a business plan, a chance to look at the Zing tool and a Dragons Den presentation with members of CEEC. The first 6 to sign up will receive a FREE Lonsdale Hoodie in choice of your colour.. You don’t have to be a Management School undergraduate to do well…last year’s winning team were from all disciplines (Law and Theatre Studies students do very well). The Battle of the Colleges will take place in March 2012 where a College Team will be chosen to represent the University at a national Flux event which takes place during the Easter vacation. Participation in a the College team will count towards your Lancaster Award. If you can’t make the session on the 15th November it doesn’t mean that you can’t enter the competition in March…just let Juli know of your interest.
Global Enterprise Week
GEW2011 at Lancaster University is taking place from 14th to 20th November (week 6 Michaelmas term). We will be organising a new programme of activities and events including the Coffeemat challenge, student enterprise awards evening and some fantastic guest speakers!
To find out more watch this space, follow us on Twitter @LU_GEW or Facebook. and go to:http://www.lancs.ac.uk/users/gew/
LUMS Students - are you interested in studying abroad?
If you are a LUMS student and interested in studying abroad during your degree, please come along to an event on Wednesday 16th November, 1-4pm at the Management School- 'LUMS Study Abroad Afternoon'. Anyone is welcome to attend the information talk, but the 'Study Abroad 'Market Place'' is ideally designed for Management School students only (from all degrees within the Management School), and will provide you with information about studying abroad during your degree, how to begin the application process, and to gain advice from previous exchange students. The event is not exclusive to just LUMS students, but would be more suited to them, but if any students are interested, please attend.
There will be opportunities to meet current exchange students studying at Lancaster at the 'Study Abroad 'Market Place''. This part of the event is where each country will have it's own stall to advertise and inform students of the exchange opportunities available, and they will also provide food and drink from their home countries. In addition there will be lots of opportunities for students to put forward their questions and queries about the studying abroad experience.
If you would like more information about the event, feel free to contact me via email -
Georgina Lunn – email@example.com
Over 13000 visitors have taken part in the Lancaster University business idea competition, the Coffemat Challenge, which has been running since the start of term. There have been over 27,000 votes on the Coffeemat Challenge website and 374 entries. The Coffeemat Challenge is a fun interactive business idea competition where students, staff and alumni can suggest a new product, service or way to improve the student experience in 140 characters or less.
The competition is being run by the Enterprise Champion project, part of Research and Enterprise Services to raise awareness of enterprise and the importance of ideas, creativity and innovation. Participants can win some fantastic prizes including a digital camera, Amazon Kindle and Xbox 360 with Kinect. The ideas with the most votes will be presented with their prizes in the first ever Student Enterprise Awards evening which is taking place during Global Entrepreneurship Week, week 6, 14 - 20 November. Staff are invited to this event to help us celebrate our most enterprising students.
To get register or get involved with the Coffeemat Challenge please visit here and for more information on Global Entrepreneurship Week please visit here
LUSU is planning to enter a team for the TV programme University Challenge, take a look at the website here