Enactus is an international non-profit organization that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilise university students to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders.
The four students, Kaichen Gu (Chemical Engineering, Trinity, and head of Enactus Cambridge), Claire Hao (Education: Natural Sciences at Homerton), Beckie Hunt (Land Economy, Trinity Hall), who took part last year and is graduating this year, and Joe Chen (Economics, Christ’s College), worked with our students on business start-ups. Level 2 students set up a tuck shop, while the Level 3 students divided themselves in two groups, one selling cakes and cookies and the other chocolate eggs.
We were very pleased to welcome the four students to our final award ceremony, which started with an inspirational speech by Kaichen on how valuable the skills both they and our students had developed.
At the final award ceremony the three groups were given feedback on their businesses. The winning team, which made the most profit, was the Tuck Shop. College Principal Christine Sherwin presented them with a trophy. There were also individual certificates of achievement: Alex Rose and James Cahill for excellent team management, and Basil Nawash, Sophie Detchon and Fraser Hyde for their very valued contributions.
In return, our students gave each of the four university students a gift to thank them for all their help.
Student Queen Macaulay says:” I found the venture project interesting – it was engaging and fun at the same time. It was all about teamwork ,which was a good thing.”
Nadia Cameron, Course Team Leader, comments: “We are extremely pleased to have been able to build on the success of last year’s project. This year the Level 2 students were also given the opportunity to participate, were fully engaged in the spirit of the project and won overall. In addition. Joe Chen organised some challenging mathematics and numeracy activities sessions with the Level 2 students and remarked at how impressive they were.”
Christine Sherwin concludes: “I would like to thank the Cambridge University students for giving their time and experience to the venture. Being able to work with university students has been an immense benefit for our students, and I am extremely grateful to Enactus Cambridge for making this possible.”
Top left – the winning team, ‘Tuck Shop’, Alex Rose, James Cahill and Basil Nawash, receive their trophy from Christine Sherwin, Principal
Top right – the Enactus team from Cambridge University: Joe Chen, Beckie Hunt, Claire Hao and Kaichen Gu.
Bottom: all the participating students with Business Course Team Leader Nadia Cameron (first left in front row)