Students put creative talents to good use

Professor Ian Oakes from the University of Wolverhampton with Steve BullThe hard work of the University of Wolverhampton Business School students over the past year was showcased at the Interactive Exhibition of Applied Creativity, held at Wolverhampton Racecourse recently.

They managed to raise £28,150 after organising a wide variety of activities including music events, gala evenings, auctions and family fun days, meaning that the overall total raised by Business School students over the past three and a half years now stands at £78,000.

The funds raised this year were in aid of four charities in the West Midlands area - Compton Hospice, Acorns Children’s Hospice, the Steve Bull Foundation, and St Anthony’s Home in Penn, Wolverhampton.

Particular fundraisers were also celebrated at the exhibition.

The “Super Six” – second year Business and Management students at the University of Wolverhampton’s Business School -organised six different fundraising events in a highly creative way, raising £1,600 for Acorn’s Hospice in the process. They scooped the ‘Creativity Award’ for their efforts.

A group from Wolverhampton College – a partner of the University of Wolverhampton - were also lauded after setting a new record. Six students combined to raise almost £2,800, an achievement which saw them picking up the ‘Fundraisers Award’ sponsored by Fabweld Steel Products, Telford.

Barry Whitehouse, Senior Lecturer in Enterprise and Strategic Management at the University of Wolverhampton, said: “I’m incredibly proud of all the students who have worked so hard in their fundraising endeavours. Since starting the introductory enterprise module the students have raised almost £80,000 for local charities, a phenomenal amount. They’re a credit to the University and I’d like to publicly thank them for all their efforts.”

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Picture: Professor Ian Oakes from the University of Wolverhampton with Steve Bull.

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Date Issued: Wednesday, 01 May 2013

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