This has been the most collaborative project that I have ever been involved in. Working with the support from LSBU’s Enterprise team and Engineers in Business (EIB) has really helped to motivate and inspire our talented and diverse students. Our engineering programmes at LSBU understand the importance of incorporating real-world challenges and entrepreneurship skillsets into our curriculum. The funding provided by EIB really helped us to spark a real passion for entrepreneurship in our students and nurture problem identification skills at an early stage in their career.
I am beaming with pride at how well our students developed and pitched their ideas; they demonstrated creativity, innovation and professionalism throughout. Student feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, and that is just one of the many measures of this entire approach being successful. Looking to the long-term it would be logical to explore how this year’s students can mentor and advise our incoming students so that we build a community of support for like-minded students that want to improve the world.
Alessio Corso, Senior Lecturer, Head of Division: Mechanical Engineering and Design
London South Bank University