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International recognition for Southampton's enterprising students
Southampton Management School 24.11.2011, WiWi-Online.net
International recognition for Southampton's enterprising students

15 November 2011

Southampton team that travelled to Malaysia to take part in the world finals of SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise).

Management School students were part of a University of Southampton reached the quarter finals and narrowly missed out in a place in the semi finals. Southampton’s SIFE President is master’s student Chris Coates, who also has a BSc in Management. Jade McDermott, SIFE Treasurer and third year student of Accounting and Finance, was also in the 15-strong group that competed in Kuala Lumpur in the world cup against teams from 38 other countries.

SIFE is an international non-profit organisation that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilise university students to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders. Across the world, 1,600 universities and 48,000 students are involved in SIFE projects.

The Southampton students showcased their current projects in the final, with a 24 minute presentation. They raised money through Hood Aid, supplying ‘hoodies’, and carry out consultancy projects with other student groups. Their funds are spent on social enterprises. They include Wisemind, a scheme to support local 16-19 year olds not in employment, education or training (NEETs) to develop business skills, build confidence and make more of their lives, a similar scheme is underway in Mauritius. There is also a family language learning project in Southampton and Right Light, a solar power enterprise in Madagascar.

“Taking part in the world cup was a great opportunity for our team, but the work we support at home and overseas is more important,” says Jade. “We were at the fresher’s fair and plenty of first years were interested in what we do, so we hope to build on our success in future.”

Other members of the team were: Jack Stanbury (Former President and Civil Engineering graduate), Suzanne Butcher (Former Vice-President, Economics graduate now working for RBS), Caroline Stone (Former Wisemind Leader, Maths graduate now working for RBS), Vinita Naik (Former Secretary, Economics graduate now working for JPMorgan), Rebecca Willey (Commercial Vice-President and Geography undergraduate) and Mike Austin (Social Vice-President and Geography undergraduate).

Southampton’s world cup success has been recognised by an article in The Guardian, for more information about SIFE at the University, see www.soton.ac.uk/studententerprise/currentopportunities/SIFE.html
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