The Social Enterprise Festival 2015.
Monday 11th to Friday 15th May 2015 University of Greenwich, London.
On 11th May 2015 the University of Greenwich will open its doors to the general public to celebrate and participate with students in the very first Social Enterprise Festival (#SEFestival2015)!
Sixteen activities have been organised for this week which will give students and the public, diverse opportunities to learn about social change and social enterprise, to seek advice from experts, to debate, co-create, build and progress ideas and social ventures that could benefit communities and possibly even change the world!
This year, activities include challenge events (with chances to win prizes!), seminars, workshops, discussions, a networking event, mentoring surgeries and a big social enterprise debate at the end the week. All activities are completely free to attend – plus you can participate in as many as you like! However places are limited and if you wish to attend, you will need to book in advance.
The Festival is a chance to connect with and engage in meaningful discussions with people concerned with social change and helping society; to develop new knowledge and skills and to be inspired to start or progress something amazing that changes lives and leads to a fulfilling career. So what are you waiting for? Go and book some activities and we look forward to seeing you in May!
The Social Enterprise Festival is a concept that was created in the Department of Education & Community Studies at the University of Greenwich in 2014-15.
The original purpose of the Festival was to test the opportunities we were creating internally for our students and local communities to learn about social enterprise. Even though the Festival continues to be supported by the university, it will eventually be run independently of it.
The vision for the Social Enterprise Festival is that it reaches communities that may not be able to access opportunities to learn about creating social change and making a positive difference in society through social enterprise. Our hope is that the Festival can give ordinary people, including young people and students the chance to participate in activities where they can experience, learn, debate, co-create, build and progress ideas and social ventures that will benefit their communities and possibly change the world.
Purpose and Mission
The mission is to offer diverse, exciting and accessible learning experiences for social change, to all people from all communities and the plan is to work with local organisations to deliver and host these events.
The first ever Social Enterprise Festival will be held at the University of Greenwich in London, hosted by the Network for Social Enterprise in Education & Health, from 11-15 May 2015.