Leeds CETLE once again celebrated a successful open day on the 3rd October. The event was extremely well attended with many new faces and returning students alike. It appeared that many students had used the summer to develop their enterprising ideas and were exited by the resources that were available to help them while developing their business ideas.
This event also attracted representatives from all different branches of the University of Leeds. The careers centre came to discuss how SPARK could help our students and the Enterprise and Innovation Office informed students of the business funding opportunities available to them.
All that attended the Open Day were invited to take part in a competition which involved guessing which out of 12 unusual business case studies were actually real or fake. The winner, Junfei Hu, got to take home a huge box of chocolate fingers.
This occasion also marked the launch of our ‘Enterprise Exchange’ event which invites students to come and drop in every Friday to attend ideas and innovation discussions. In addition to this between 12pm- 2pm we offer a relaxed setting for students to network with others who have an interest in enterprise. Once a month we offer a free lunch to all that attend the networking session which has proved popular in the past and we hope that the new students will make use of this event this year.
The event proved a real success, with lots of students now aware of the facilities and services on offer as well as creating a real buzz around student enterprise in general, a great start to the year!