On 12–14 April, 65 Enactus teams from across the UK will participate in the Enactus UK National Expo, which will be held virtually.
Enactus believes that investing in students who take entrepreneurial action for others creates a better world for us all. Enactus develops university students into leaders who use business to solve community challenges, creating sustainable improvements in the lives of the people their projects serve and, in turn, the lives of the students themselves.
Teams of university students come together to showcase their social impact efforts and compete based on the quality of their entrepreneurial projects that provide an innovative, sustainable impact in their community. One team will be awarded the title of Enactus UK National Champion and will advance to the Enactus World Cup, which will be held virtually from 14-21 October 2021.
The PMI UK Chapter has been supporting Enactus UK for several years through mentoring teams to develop their projects by providing expertise and helping students develop skills they will need in their future careers.
Amy Brereton, COO Enactus UK, shares what she is excited about for this year’s event:
“It won’t be long before we celebrate the success of all the hard work of our young, future responsible leaders, supported by corporate and academic partners, to utilize the power of collaboration to meet challenges in our society. This year, our university teams from 65 locations across the UK have pivoted projects and targeted the delivery of real impact in new and challenging areas in their localities, despite challenges we have seen in the world. I am excited to hear of their success and see the wider impact of their ambition on other future young responsible leaders. We also look forward to welcoming our six new competing teams to their first competition. All of this is only possible with the support of our alumni, academic volunteers and our corporate partners, including PMI UK.”
Chris Field, VP, PMI UK Chapter explains:
“We are blown away by the response we have seen from the chapter with over 50 judges signed up and approaching 70 PMI chapter volunteers who are being assigned to Enactus teams all over the UK. These are incredibly exciting times for the relationship between PMI UK and Enactus and a real step change in terms of the sorts of volunteering opportunities the chapter is able to offer our members. Historically most chapter volunteering opportunities have primarily involved our events program but through our close relationship with Enactus we are super excited to be able to offer our members opportunities to both ‘give back’ and develop their own skills while helping deliver some truly inspirational Enactus projects.”
From April through July, Enactus will host national events in 37 countries. These dynamic, energetic events bring together student, academic and business leaders from the Enactus network for an opportunity to engage, collaborate and learn from one another.
Last year, Enactus students around the world dedicated more than 7.3 million service hours creating and implementing over 3,800 projects that directly improved more than 1.3 million lives. These experiences not only transform the lives of the people the projects serve, but also help the students develop the kind of talent and perspective essential to leadership that sees challenges facing people and the planet as opportunities to improve the world.