WHY YOU SHOULD START A UNIVERSITY PROGRAMME
Our University staff volunteers play an essential role in advancing our programme on campus and our student's work to improve lives, strengthen communities and create sustainable change. You will be supporting the next generation of socially responsible business leaders while realising the advantages that come from being a part of the Enactus network. It’s a partnership that will help you to deliver the University’s sustainability objectives and to deepen local community partnerships. Through our growing academic network, you can also build your wider academic and corporate network and through Enactus help to develop incredibly talented and passionate students and be part of the change. As the university adviser of an Enactus team, you’ll be providing an important learning experience for students that will last throughout their careers. It’s a professionally rewarding experience that will make a difference in the lives of your students and reflect positively on your university.
Motivate your students
The Enactus programme has been developed in partnership with leaders from business and higher education to provide students with a platform to apply what they’re learning in the classroom to address real world business and economic issues. It is designed to serve as a natural extension of their academic activities, and the flexibility of the projects the students decide to deliver allows you to tailor their experiences to fit the mission of your university as well as your own teaching objectives. The result is students who are more motivated and approach their education with a greater sense of ownership and purpose.
Build Community Relations
Enactus is a perfect tool for building relationships between your university and your local community. The programme is intentionally flexible to ensure that it is relevant to your local environment. From the nature of the projects student teams implement, to the beneficiaries they support, Enactus allows teams to position themselves and the university as valuable members of the community. A successful Enactus team provides a tangible example of the quality of the institution, the calibre of its students and the important role it can play in the community.
Connect with other leaders
The volunteers who support Enactus represent an influential group of leaders from a diverse range of universities and industries. As an Enactus University adviser, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in this network through numerous events at regional, national and international level. These events take place year-round and provide an opportunity outside the traditional academic setting to make new contacts, gain timely insights into the ever-changing global business environment, and build mutually beneficial partnerships. Beyond these individual connections, the Enactus network also provides a venue for engaging administrators from your institution and raising the profile of your university with the business community.
See if you already have a University Programme here. If you wish to be put in touch with the individual overseeing the Enactus programme on campus, or wish to start a programme at you University, please contact our Operations Director Hollie Stanton or our Senior Programme Manager Callum Usher-Dodd