Members of the Uniform team trying to attract customers

Members of the Uniform team trying to attract customers

As part of a Graduate Enterprise module, Second Year Business School students held a trading event within the University’s custom built student hub. Supported by the University and Young Enterprise, the businesses that the students run are registered at Companies House and like any other going concern, each is keen to make a profit and grow their business. Graduate Enterprise is available to all students in the school regardless of their degree pathway.

The students have set up a range of businesses ranging from companies selling custom T-shirts and posters, others selling premium designer cups and a company that specializes in on-line marketing.

Members of the Graduate Enterprise teams gathering to find out who had won a prize for 'best trader of the day'.

Members of the Graduate Enterprise teams gathering to find out who had won a prize for ‘best trader of the day’.

Two of the groups have been selected to represent the University at the regional finals for Young Enterprise on the 20th February at Liverpool John Moores University.  The student enterprises will compete against 14 other teams for a chance to represent the North West at the UK final in London.

The two teams representing the University are ‘Spectrum Soaps’ who sell premium hand-made soaps and other luxury items and ‘UnibooksSOS’ who provide a trading service for students wishing to exchange or sell their old textbooks.

The Edge Hill Students students will pit their entrepreneurial skills against student teams from the University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University,  University of Salford, University of Central Lancashire and others.