The BU Social Entrepreneurs Forum BUSEF, in collaboration with the Association of Sustainability Practitioners and The Poole Bay Rotary Club was launched in June 2019 with an overarching ambition to support the development of the landscape of social businesses in the region.
in the few short months since then we have come a long way! We have celebrated the first Bournemouth University Global Entrepreneurship Week in November 2019 and one of our biggest objectives, to create student-led projects supporting the local social entrepreneurs, was set in motion in October at the start of our first semester with two final year courses across the Faculty of Management Entrepreneurship Pathway and the Faculty of Media Communication. Student projects supported the business needs of planning, business model innovation and digital and social media marketing.
last night was the celebration of the completion of this huge milestone and we had the opportunity to hear from a number of project leads and students on how the journey was, the outcomes achieved and directions for future for BUSEF! we support the Global Talent Programme at BU, we are working towards supporting student placement and work opportunities that align our values and convictions to the career aspirations and our commitment to BU2025 is underpinned by our whole hearted commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals!
Now is an exciting time as we set in motion the next phase of BUSEF with increased impetus to support skills-based sessions to facilitate knowledge exchange between academia and the business community, develop student employability potential and work towards developing the local socially focused enterprises! Here’s looking at growth, economic viability and social and environmental sustainability!