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As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week in November, Sheffield Hallam University and Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union teamed up to put on a range of exciting events to get students, graduates and the community inspired, engaged and connected! In recognition of our contribution to this year’s campaign, we were selected as a winner of the High Impact award for Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015.

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There were seven events held throughout the week, including collaboration on Startup Weekend Sheffield. The week saw a variety of events from workshops and talks through to pitches and fairs! Some of the highlights of the week were ‘The Pitch’ which saw students pitch social enterprise ideas to an expert panel, with the winner proposing to sell second hand items in the UK, with all of the profits going towards buying teaching aids for schools in Africa. Another highlight was the Hallam Hand Made fair, which showcased creative and enterprising students selling their artwork, jewellery, prints and more!

Other events including a workshop on creating enterprising ideas, which encouraged people to think outside the box, break the rules, and be as innovative and enterprising as possible! A photography workshop and walk around Sheffield led by current students, and there was also a talk from two graduate entrepreneurs, who spoke about their inspiring journeys and how far they’ve come since graduating. The Sheffield Business School Enterprise Society held an enterprise pub quiz, and there was the brilliant Social Enterprise Social, a regular event co-hosted with The University of Sheffield, bringing together local social enterprises, entrepreneurs and students from across the city to network, collaborate and to be inspired.

After a jam-packed week of excitement and events we are already starting to talk about how we can collaborate to make next year even more of a success; how to engage and inspire more people, be more creative and enterprising in our events and have an even more GEW-tastic week!

To view the video of the “Hear from the Entrepreneur” event click here.