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We are very proud of the work we do to empower our students to tackle sustainability issues they see around them head-on, learning practical skills that maximise their employability. One way we do this is through collaborative events such as Enterprise Week, which is designed to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit, by upskilling our students through a series of workshops, progressing to presentations in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style panel, culminating in an awards ceremony.
Students have the opportunity to win funding towards making their business idea a reality. During this week, sustainability is a key theme and particularly innovative and exciting ideas are rewarded with a ‘Green Dragon’ category prize. In the 2 years we have run this, we have had over 100 students take part.
The top prize in 2019 was awarded for two first-year students who devised a ‘Bandersnatch’-style immersive video game, called Riscord. This allows the user to get a taste for what it is like as a school student experiencing cyber-bullying, and also covers themes such as gender identity and mental health. The game will have a huge impact in the understanding of these areas within the global gaming community.
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