Student Enterprise were delighted to deliver a series of talks on starting a business in Lincolnshire to Lincoln College students during their School of Professional Industries Week. Presented by Reece Leggett, Student Enterprise Coordinator, his talks focussed around inspiring and motivating students to consider starting their own business, or explore self-employment as a future career path.
The industry week is a chance for students at Lincoln College to explore their options, develop employability skills and consider their next steps across the Construction, Engineering, Hair & Beauty, Health & Social Care, and Computing disciplines. With over 125 students in attendance for Reece’s talks, we were overjoyed with the level of interest and engagement from students.
The talks covered a range of topics, including the benefits of starting a business in Lincolnshire, the local business ecosystem and success stories of local entrepreneurs.
Talking about the event, Reece commented on the importance of encouraging entrepreneurship and enterprise in further education, saying, “We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to deliver these talks on starting a business in Lincolnshire to Lincoln College students. At Student Enterprise, we believe promoting entrepreneurship in further education is vital for developing essential employability skills like commercial awareness and communication. Lincolnshire’s thriving business ecosystem offers great opportunities for students to consider starting up their businesses.’’
We are pleased to have such strong relationships with our local and regional partners, and we look forward to developing these further in the future.
Millie Horne, Industry Placement Advisor, at Lincoln College commented; “It was incredible to see so many students so engaged with Reece’s talks on entrepreneurship and self-employment. Reece provided a lot of relevant information to each of the students, despite there being a wide variety of courses in attendance. Even the unlikeliest of students remained engaged throughout, and many stayed behind to ask Reece questions and take notes. A few staff members also came in to see Reece’s talks, and it’s easy to say that staff and students all learnt a great deal, and came away from it inspired. Reece is an asset to the University and we are very grateful to him for supporting our Professional Industries week here at Lincoln College.”
For more information about Lincoln College’s Industry Week, you can read a full outline on their website here.