Entrepreneurial students at the University of
Wolverhampton will be raising funds for charity as part of a module
to test their entrepreneurship and innovation skills.
The University of Wolverhampton Business
School students will be tasked with planning and hosting a
fundraising event for selected local charities.
It is the second year running that students have taken on the
challenge, and this year’s cohort will be hoping to beat last
year’s impressive record of £13,000.
The charities involved are Compton Hospice, Severn Hospice,
Wolves Community Trust and the Steve Bull Foundation in
Members of these charities each presented details of their
charities to the 250 students enrolled on the Entrepreneurial
Creativity and Innovation module. The presenters were Sally Woods
from Compton Hospice, Mike Perry and Sarah Hawthorne from Severn
Hospice, Will Clowes from Wolves Community Trust, Steve Bull from
Steve Bull Foundation and Beverly Bird from Promise Dreams, a
charity supported by Steve Bull.
The students will be asked to plan and perform a range of
fundraising activities, and it is hoped that some of the events
will be organised in conjunction with local schools and businesses
as last year.
The students’ final work will be showcased at an Exhibition of
Applied Creativity at The Holiday Inn, Dunstall Park, Gorsebrook
Road, Wolverhampton on January 18, 2011, where they will illustrate
their successful fundraising activities to fellow students and
staff and present the money raised to representatives from the
Module Leader, Barry Whitehouse, from the University of
Wolverhampton Business School, said: “The assignment for the
Entrepreneurial Creativity and Innovation module is designed to
assess the students’ entrepreneurial and creative capabilities,
from the 'brainstorming' of ideas for a fundraising event, to the
demonstration of what has been achieved, through an exhibition of
“We are always extremely delighted that the students’ efforts
can help support and promote these worthwhile charities.
"This is such a valuable module as students learn and develop a
wide range of enterprise skills, the community benefits from the
students' expertise and enthusiasm, and it is a real example of how
the University interacts with the community.”
The Entrepreneurial Creativity and Innovation core module is
studied by second year students on the BA (Hons) Business
Management programmes at the University.
The University of Wolverhampton Business School has recently
relocated to a newly refurbished location at City Campus North.
For more information please contact Vickie Warren in the Media
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Date Issued: Friday, 03 December 2010
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