Westminster Business School students raise over £7,000 for charity
As the season of goodwill approaches, the MSc Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Enterprise students on Dr Spinder Dhaliwal’s Entrepreneurial Mindset module at Westminster Business School were tasked to work in groups to raise funds for a charity of their choice.
The business challenge was to liaise with a charity and to work on an event with them to raise money. Their performance would count towards their module assessment.
The students had free reign to choose what events they would run, and many worked around their individual talents, including Bollywood Dance class, an art workshop, and stress relieving yoga.
The students worked on this challenge with passion and demonstrated how much hard work they had put into the task, as well as their resilience in the face of challenges. They used their entrepreneurial assets and networks well and worked with maturity with their charities.
Dr Dhaliwal commented, “the students illustrated what can be done in a short space of time using their business acumen, charm and determination. They were excellent ambassadors for WBS and were commended by their charity hosts. The students worked incredibly hard, showed resilience and personal growth and worked very professionally at all stages of the project."
“Because of this, I am delighted to announce that the students raised a whopping £7,100 in just one semester.”
The winning group of students, 'Veyem inc.' (pictured) raised £2,014 for Save the Children. Other charities included Water Aid, The Childhood Trust and Cancer Research UK. The second place group, 'Interstate Solutions for Wateraid', raised £1537.57, followed by 'Imagination Station for Cystic Fibrosis', which raised £1100.
This module demonstrates an innovative approach to teaching and learning entrepreneurship skills and introducing students to social entrepreneurship, instilling the students with a winning mindset and set of business skills which they can utilise in real-life situations.
If you'd like to learn more you can contact Dr Spinder Dhaliwal at S.Dhaliwal1@westminster.ac.uk.