Enactus is a student-led programme, currently run in universities across the UK. It consists of a community of students, academics and a long list of socially responsible corporate businesses. These stakeholders synergise together to practice contemporary entrepreneurship in order to tackle global social issues. These issues are both local and international, and are based on the United Nation's 17 socially sustainable development goals. The programme enables societal growth and progress, creating a better world for the future.
Annually Enactus universities participate in Regional, National and International competitions, showcasing their most impactful and empowering social projects. This is to try to win funding, support, and constructive feedback to further progress student enterprises. This, along with the opportunities for individuals to gain incomparable experience, career enhancement and a global network, helps students to develop invaluable transferable skills for the future.
In under 9 months, Enactus at Pearson College London took entrepreneurial action, and enlightened over 50 individuals to join our vision. Recruiting a leadership team of 11 encompassing all business functions. Building a website, promoting ourselves as a brand, hosting fundraising events and socials, engaging with business advisors from AIG, Amazon, Unilever, etc. And gaining a £5000 grant from the university, helping us grow our team and our 7 projects into profitable, self-sustaining social business.
Projects at the moment include:
- Developing a new resuable water bottle;
- Business training workshops for the homeless and unemployed;
- Mental health advice;
- Tackling food waste;
- Creating clothing for the homeless;
- Decreasing mental health issues in older people.
This society is centred around Entrepreneurship and being socially responsible at the same time. Students at Pearson College London can join the society with a business idea or can join to aid others with the development of their ideas.