Green Gown Awards 2020 - South Eastern Regional College - Finalist

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SERC Sustainable Student Enterprise  

South Eastern Regional College (SERC) is a hive of sustainable enterprise and entrepreneurship thanks to its Project-Based Learning and Entrepreneurs Club. The club supports students in setting up and running student companies and invites all full-time students to flex their entrepreneurial skills through the college-wide ‘Enterprise Challenge’.  

To date, 68 student companies have been set up, 20 of which place the environment or society at the heart of their vision. Collectively, the companies have provided 25 hours of social activities for isolated older adults, a device to protect farmers from lethal slurry gas emissions, a device to protect the fishing industry from net-casting accidents, a filter to address water pollution, 50 artworks from recycled materials,10 upcycled fashion garments, a musical about recycling performed in 4 primary schools and much more!  

Our students are changing the face of enterprise in education and society, and we are supporting them every step of the way. 

Top 3 learnings:

  1. Provide the right conditions and people will astound with their creativity and enterprise. 
  2. ‘Problems’ are opportunities waiting to be uncovered.  
  3. The starting point for long-term achievement is the creation of desire amongst the community.