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Entrepreneurship opportunities to enhance your skillset

What is entrepreneurship

King’s is entrepreneurial by nature. We have been striving to improve the world for nearly 200 years, from the discovery of DNA by Maurice Wilkins and Rosalind Franklin to the foundation of modern nursing by Florence Nightingale.

The world around us is rapidly changing. Developing entrepreneurial skills like disruptive thinking, compelling communication and working in a team, are essential whether you want to start your own business or work to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges.

The Entrepreneurship Institute believe that everyone can be entrepreneurial. The team host events, activities and competitions throughout the year to help you develop an entrepreneurial mindset so that you’re equipped with the skills needed to enhance your future, whatever that might hold.

Find out below about current opportunities you can get involved in.

The King’s Experience Enterprise Award

The Enterprise Award is a year-long learning programme open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students from any faculty.

You can take part alongside your studies to develop the Seven Skills of an Entrepreneurial Mindset, meet like-minded students and gain new experiences.

To obtain the Award, students participate in a variety of learning experiences and opportunities, including:

  • An entrepreneurial skills self-assessment
  • Building a team through a group activity
  • Attending workshops
  • Independent learning
  • Practicing compelling communication techniques through a peer-assessed pitch task

The Award will then go on your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) and make your CV really stand out!

The award will open again in October 2022 and you can register your interest online. 

Last year 94 King’s students received the Award, and we caught up with some of them to find out about their experience.

It was an opportunity of growth, self awareness and self-development. I learned a lot and will continue to do so with the skills gained from the Award.– Atang Ramadi, International Management MSc student
It felt like I was being rewarded for the kind of independent learning I'm already interested in, which was a big benefit. The workshops also exposed me to new ideas I wouldn't have encountered on my own.– Daniel Drumm, first year Liberal Arts student

Circle U. Challenge

The Circle U. Challenge brings together interdisciplinary student teams from across Europe to develop solutions to six challenges facing our cities and communities.

Participating students will have the opportunity to develop entrepreneurial skills, network with students across Europe, help to solve real-world challenges and receive expert mentoring, with the chance to attend the final in Belgrade.

The challenges and partners include:

  • Aarhus University: Aarhus Eats Greener.
  • Université Paris Cité: Creating an Eco-responsible Hospital.
  • University of Oslo: Car-free liveability.
  • King's College London: Improving mental health for Lambeth residents.
  • University of Belgrade: Software solution for University Clinical Centre of Serbia.
  • University of Belgrade: Photogrammetry of Grave's orbitopathy patients.

The challenge is open to all King's students, from any year and any faculty, and you can apply individually or as part of a team.

Apply online. Applications close on 15 October 2022.

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