Business boost for Super College Students

Building business relations and avoiding legal pitfalls were just two of the items discussed at this year’s Business Enterprise Conference held at City of Glasgow College.

Now in its second year the conference aims to inspire business students, offering the chance to hear from business and enterprise experts and to network with the business community.

Key speakers included Laura Birrell, founder of Sticky Heelz; Graeme Barron, the Legal Director at Skyscanner; and Geoff Leask from Young Enterprise Scotland.

Nicola Darroch, Curriculum Head for Business at City of Glasgow College, said:

“This now annual event is an excellent learning experience for our business students. Our guest speakers are well known across the sector and have a wealth of specialist knowledge to pass on. The focus for this conference was enterprise and it was fascinating to hear the range of views and opinions. We want to inspire and enlighten our students as well as prepare them for today’s world of work which, as one speaker pointed out, is changing more rapidly than ever before.”

Geoff Leask, Chief Executive of Young Enterprise Scotland, highlighted eight essential skills for the work place of the future which included resilience, financial capability and problem solving. He said:

“Young Enterprise Scotland is delighted to continue our work with City of Glasgow College which is leading the way with their enterprise conference. This event connects students with businesses and support agencies who will be valuable for their next steps.”

The event included workshops for the students which covered pitching for funding, intellectual property, building your personal brand and digital proposition.

Mark Burnett, a HND Business with Enterprise student, added:

“The Business Enterprise Conference taught me more about entrepreneurship and prepared me for networking alongside my course, a brilliant day with brilliant people.”