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Thriving Enterprise Education at The Crichton Campus

  • Inspirational Student Enterprise Event
  • College and Uni Aspiring Business Owners encouraged by South of Scotland Local Heroes
  • Launch of Student Entrepreneurship Competition

Students from across the Institutions based at the wonderful Crichton Campus in Dumfries & Galloway were able to participate in a fantastic Enterprise Education Event and hear from some of the South of Scotland's most successful business leaders.

Scotland's Rural College, The University of the West of Scotland, Dumfries & Galloway College, The University of Glasgow and The Open University share the amazing facilities at The Crichton, and that collaboration instantly translates to some of the best enterprising teaching and learning activities that students can access.

Hosted by the Joint Crichton Campus Leadership Group, the attendees were inspired by an eclectic, all female cast of speakers. Women's Enterpriser Scotland would surely have been very proud to see Tracy Roan from Roan's Dairy, Lesley White from Bibliographic Data Services Ltd, Sheena Horner from Galloway Chillies, and Emma Fisher of The Art Room all presenting their journey into running a business.

Brian McEwan of Young Enterprise Scotland, Natalie Weldin, University of Glasgow, Janet Weir, Dumfries and Galloway College and Joan Scott of UWS also facilitated the group discussions, which turned out to be just as useful to the business owners as the students - these millennials sure know their Digital and Social Media!

The event also launched the Student Entrepreneurship Competition, where teams of up to 8 students from The Crichton Institutes are challenged to come up with an innovative business idea which would meet a local, national or international need.

The closing date is March 2019, so plenty time to get the thinking hats on to see if you can exploit a gap in the market. More to follow on that soon - but the overall prize will be a team building event at Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre next year!

For further information, contact anne.bray@sruc.ac.uk by 31st January 2019