Social enterprise news
Professor Simon Denny speaks at a social enterprise seminar in Thailand Friday 17th May 2013 Professor Simon Denny is honoured to have been invited to speak at a seminar called 'A Socially Enterprising University' which was held in Bangkok, Thailand on 17 May 2013. Lord Young's Growing Business report confirms University's Enterprise Club is on the right track Wednesday 15th May 2013 The Prime Minister’s Enterprise Advisor Lord Young released his Growing Your Business report this week, which features reforms to “fire up business growth” in the UK. ARC premiers its DVD recording at the Singapore Digital Arts Weeks Wednesday 8th May 2013 ARC, a social enterprise established by the University, has been invited to premier its DVD of composer Peter Maxwell Davies’ Miss Donnithorne’s Maggot, as part of Singapore Digital Arts Weeks. University of Northampton's Enterprise Club students celebrate success in London Wednesday 8th May 2013 Four students from the University of Northampton attended an UnLtd Award Winners Day in London last week. National Success for University Social Enterprise Wednesday 1st May 2013 Goodwill Solutions CIC, has won a place on the Big Venture Challenge scheme run by UnLtd. Green & Black’s Jo Fairly gives words of wisdom to entrepreneurs at the first Network4Corby event Tuesday 30th April 2013 Enterprise4Corby, the free support service delivered by Northampton Business School, was proud to welcome Jo Fairly, co-founder of Green & Black’s to the first Network4Corby event on 24 April. The University of Northampton’s Social Enterprise Research Group presents its research papers in Prague Wednesday 17th April 2013 The University's Social Enterprise Research Group attended the 17th Annual Conference of the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM) in Prague to present three research papers. Success for Coco Careers as it continues to improve graduate employability Thursday 11th April 2013 The month of March has been reported as a bumper month for graduates securing job roles through Coco Careers, the University's social enterprise initiative focused on improving graduate employability. Three social entrepreneurs, supported by the University’s Enterprise Club, win further investment for their businesses Wednesday 3rd April 2013 Three social entrepreneurs, who have received support and funding from the University of Northampton’s Enterprise Club, have all received further investment after pitching their business concepts to a panel of judges at the Social Investment Conference. The University of Northampton partners with Northampton Saints Wednesday 27th March 2013 Northampton Saints today announced a brand new long-term Elite Sponsorship with the University of Northampton. UN launches innovative Social Enterprise investment programme Tuesday 26th March 2013 Following its recent designation by AshokaU as the only Changemaker Campus in the UK, the University has launched an innovative Social Venture Builder programme. Forest@UN, the University's Forest School, launched to local teachers Thursday 21st March 2013 The University has officially launched Forest@UN, a forest school located within the Park Campus site, with an event attended by local teachers and education staff. University of Northampton partners up with UnLtd to host a conference aimed at helping social entrepreneurs Tuesday 19th March 2013 The University of Northampton has partnered up with UnLtd - the UK’s largest provider of support social entrepreneurs – to host an engaging and interactive Social Investment conference. University to support Healthwatch Northamptonshire, launching in April Tuesday 19th March 2013 The University of Northampton and Northampton Volunteering Centre are working together to create Healthwatch Northamptonshire, the new independent consumer champion for both health and social care. Enterprise Inc wants you! Tuesday 12th March 2013 Do you have a sound business idea, but are not sure what your next step should be? The University of Northampton’s Enterprise Inc scheme could help you start your business. Delegates from 14 countries attend UN social enterprise conference Thursday 7th March 2013 Over 250 people from 14 countries were at Kettering Conference Centre on 4 and 5 March for the University’s major conference of 2013, ‘Growing Successful Social Enterprise: Lessons and Opportunities’. The Dialogue Cafe to host the Global Innovation Academy workshop focusing on youth unemployment Wednesday 6th March 2013 The University of Northampton is working with the Global Innovation Academy to present an immersive two-day practical workshop on 20 and 21 March. University recognised internationally as the UK's number one for social enterprise Wednesday 27th February 2013 The University of Northampton has received international recognition for its commitment to social innovation and entrepreneurship by being designated a 'Changemaker Campus' by Ashoka U. Social Enterprise research success Tuesday 19th February 2013 Doctors Fred Seddon and Richard Hazenberg, Social Enterprise Researchers at the University of Northampton, have been successful in their bid for a £40,000 research grant. Social enterprise venture aimed at building resilience in young people with hearing disabilities is launched in Northampton Wednesday 13th February 2013 A social enterprise venture, supported by the University of Northampton, to improve the physical and mental health of young people with hearing disabilities through adventure sports has been launched. Santander sponsors Balloon Kenya programme 2013 Wednesday 6th February 2013 Following the success of last year’s Balloon Kenya programme, a joint initiative between the University and the award winning social enterprise Balloon Kenya, we're delighted to launch it for 2013. Midlands Enterprising University of the Year for the second year running Tuesday 5th February 2013 The University of Northampton has been named as the Midlands Enterprising University of the Year for the second year at a recent awards ceremony. Barry Sheerman, MP for Huddersfield, talks to students about social enterprise Friday 1st February 2013 Barry Sheerman, a long-standing MP for Huddersfield and a social entrepreneur, visited the University of Northampton’s Enterprise Club on 31 January to talk to students about social enterprise. Things are hotting up for Northampton Business School Friday 1st February 2013 Graduate Ben Rogers was inspired by the way advertising agency Leo Burnett created a graduate incubator agency, building on this idea he approached the Northampton Business School. Government Social Value Act launches today Thursday 31st January 2013 The Social Value Act requires public sector bodies to deliberately seek to get more for their money in terms of local economic and social benefit. Enterprise4Corby project launched, running until December 2014 Wednesday 30th January 2013 Vice Chancellor Prof. Nick Petford officially launched the Enterprise4Corby Project on Wednesday 16 January. The University of Northampton hosts Big Issue founder Wednesday 23rd January 2013 John Bird, founder of The Big Issue today (22 January), spoke to students at the University of Northampton at an event organised by the University’s Enterprise Club. Working to become a Changemaker Campus Tuesday 8th January 2013 Michele Leaman from AshokaU visited the University of Northampton on 20th December, as part of the bid for the University to be designated as a Changemaker Campus. Globetrotting Students at The University of Northampton Thursday 29th November 2012 Students at The University of Northampton take part in unique international travel opportunities. University shortlisted for Times Higher ‘Entrepreneurial University of the year’ Tuesday 11th September 2012 The University of Northampton been shortlisted in the 2012 Times Higher Education Awards in the category of Entrepreneurial University of the Year. University of Northampton in national social enterprise support initiative Monday 13th August 2012 The University of Northampton is to benefit from a new national social enterprise support initiative. New national support service for social enterprise sector Friday 8th June 2012 A new national support service for the UK's social enterprise sector is being launched in Westminster by The University of Northampton. £1 billion University Challenge Friday 8th June 2012 UK universities should spend at least £1 billion of the £7 billion per annum they currently spend on procuring goods and services from external suppliers, on social enterprises £20,000 investment available as BIG Ideas Bonanza round 2 launched Tuesday 21st February 2012 £20,000 worth of investment offerered for 'big ideas' that could become sustainable ventures. University launches social enterprise support service Thursday 2nd February 2012 The launch of ‘Inspire2Enterprise’, a new social enterprise support service, has been accompanied by a promise from its founders to tackle regional economic pressures. £68,000 support for local social enterprises from University Thursday 15th December 2011 The University of Northampton has invested £68,000 of funding and support in 22 social enterprises based in Northamptonshire, following a recent pitching event at Park Campus. Ideas spark at social enterprise development event Monday 24th October 2011 Students, staff, local businesses and members of the community came together to develop their ideas for social enterprises. University backs new social enterprise hatchery for community Tuesday 9th August 2011 People in Northamptonshire are being encouraged to become start up entrepreneurs following the opening of a new social enterprise hatchery. Enterprising Summer School on offer in August Wednesday 20th July 2011 Enterprising youngsters are being invited to enjoy a Summer School with a difference. Wray Irwin appointed as new Social Entrepreneur in Residence Wednesday 29th June 2011 The University of Northampton and The Young Foundation have announced the appointment of Wray Irwin as the new Social Entrepreneur in Residence (SEiR). Social impact of universities worth over £1.31 billion, says new report Wednesday 22nd June 2011 UK universities add at least £1.31 billion a year in value to UK society in the form of health and well being, citizenship and political engagement. The University of Northampton wins top Social Entrepreneurship Award Friday 17th June 2011 The University of Northampton has won a prestigious award for its achievements in social enterprise at the UK’s ‘Dare to be Different’ national conference in Sheffield (Thursday 16 June). University launch to be No. 1 for Social Enterprise Tuesday 14th June 2011 The University of Northampton launched its new institutional strategy to become the UK's leading university for social enterprise at The House of Lords on Monday (13 June). Socially enterprising Northamptonshire on the UK map Monday 13th June 2011 The University of Northampton is joining forces with Northamptonshire County Council to make a keynote speech at the UK’s prestigious ‘Dare to be Different’ national conference this week. Social Entrepreneur in Residence secures library base in Corby Wednesday 1st June 2011 An exciting new partnership venture between The University of Northampton and Northamptonshire County Council library services has been launched. Social Enterprise team target Sweden’s best practice ideas Tuesday 24th May 2011 A delegation from Northamptonshire is travelling to Sweden this week to see how the country’s social enterprise initiatives work and what benefits might be replicated here in the UK. University signs partnership with The Young Foundation Thursday 21st April 2011 The University of Northampton has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The Young Foundation. Occupational therapists gather to discuss social enterprise Monday 28th March 2011 Occupational therapists throughout the UK will be meeting at The University of Northampton this week – to network and explore ways in which social enterprises might shape their futures. University backs new social enterprise hatchery for Northamptonshire Thursday 10th March 2011 Northamptonshire’s first social enterprise hatchery – the William Shipley Centre – has opened, providing work and meeting space for anybody in the county that is running a social enterprise. University proposes new social enterprise scheme for Corby Monday 7th February 2011 A proposal submitted to Northamptonshire County Council today by The University of Northampton (3/02/2011) could see the Danesholme library building in Corby remain open with access for the public. University computer social enterprise will directly benefit students Tuesday 30th November 2010 A new social enterprise company will be launched at The University of Northampton this week (Wednesday 1 December).