Welcome to the Student Enterprise Club
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The SEC brings together entrepreneurial students, businesses,
academics, and policy makers to explore new innovative ways to
create value. With this in mind, the SEC has a three fold purpose.
- Come together regularly to hear from key speakers, share
ideas, reinforce and develop relationships, encourage and
recognise successes, identify opportunities.
- Host an annual enterprise award to showcase the
entrepreneurial ideas and talents of students. This two day
event will include the business plan competition final, the
think tank forum, and investment from 'live' investors into the
- Develop links with industry to support enterprise. The SEB
student body comprises a wide range of international talent.
This rich resource can only be exploited through real time
interaction in real time business challenges.
This is the foundation for the work we do, these guiding principles act to
validate the decisions we make and the value we create.
We welcome your support and participation, if you wish to attend one of our
forthcoming events, please contact us. Should you have any questions, please do
not hesitate to contact us.
The Crystal Room Students' Enterprise Club
The Launch and Setting of Objectives
The Students' Enterprise Club (SEC) was formed in 2006 with the involvement
of the SEB's first cohort of postgraduate students (the 2005-6 class). Designed
to allow students to organise activities relating to their own interests and
value, SEB staff have encouraged students to set the following objectives for
their extracurricular venture:
- help develop a platform for networking activities with
fellow students interested in generating their own
- explore developmental opportunities for starting their own
- provide a hub for the free exchange of ideas, materials and
learning resources linked to their research and studies;
- attract key figures in industry and public circles with whom
to foster stakeholding relationships, mentoring support,
informal work-related placements, and opportunities for
- and help contribute to the creation of an entrepreneurial
learning community within the University, in the wider region,
and in conjunction with international student partners.
Initial Activities and Developments
The first event, a workshop on Intellectual Property, was organised in March
2006. The informal workshop was delivered by the Patent Office from Wales,
complementing the students' learning on new product development and innovation,
with practical insights into the methods, processes and value of patenting and
general intellectual property management.
A second event took place in May 2006 with Jeremy Bennett, a former founding
partner and non-executive director of 3BM TV, giving a lively talk about his
experiences in the media industry. These two events have opened up a range of
possibilities for students to use this Crystal Room platform to enhance their
academic learning with ventures of their own. The international mix of students
from a variety of backgrounds provides a rich impetus for the establishment of
an entrepreneurial community of learners and â€˜do-ers'.
A new batch of students (the 2006-07 class) now has the opportunity to take
the club to its next, exciting stage. Various events initiated by the students
have brought them together with practitioners and policy-makers to cover issues
such as intellectual property management and working in the media industry.
Students also travelled to Monaco to participate in an international forum for
the next generation of entrepreneurs.