In June 2019 we embarked on a journey at BU, in collaboration with Association of Sustainability Practitioners and Poole Bay Rotary Club, and set up the BU Social Entrepreneurs Forum BUSEF- A collaborative, Inclusive forum to facilitate knowledge exchange between BU and local socially focused businesses.
Under the auspices of the BU Social Entrepreneurs Forum we organised a rather successful very first Global Entrepreneurship Week celebrations at BU in November 2019.
One of the main objectives of this Forum was to support the development of our students at BU towards their employ-ability skills. As a pilot, we generated dozens of projects with local social businesses for two final year cohorts at BU- FoM Entrepreneurship and Business Ventures and FMC Digital Communications. Students worked in groups in providing solutions (to challenges that the businesses shared with us at a previous session of BUSEF) on business model/business planning and digital communications/Social media marketing.
We are now in a position to reflect on those excellent projects and look ahead to what we can do better and more. If you are interested in working with local businesses via student projects please join us on the 19th of Feb at F305 Fusion Building at 1730, Talbot Campus to hear of the experiences of the local businesses and our students.