*Video* Enterprising students get into the Christmas spirit
With the festive season in full swing, enterprising students from across SERC have recently showcased their innovative ideas and productsat the annual Christmas Fairs at the Bangor, Downpatrick, Lisburn and Newtownards campuses.
Students were invited to get involved and demonstrate their enterprising skills by designing and selling their own products. These may have been developed as part of their course, class project or by an activity outside of their main studies.
The event brought together students from various courses, such as engineering, joinery, hospitality and photography. The festive stalls included a range of items such as crafts, furniture, bespoke jewellery, beauty services and culinary delights suitable for seasonal gifts.
As part of the festivities, members of SERC’s College Management Team offered themselves up for waxing, shaving and stylish glittering moustaches and eyebrows as part of the colleges Movember fundraiser where they raised £512 for the Movember Foundation.
SERC Head of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Kieran McKenna said, “This was a fantastic opportunity for the students to showcase and sell the products that they have designed and produced throughout their studies as well as the opportunity to network with other student companies and share their skills and experiences.”
SERC Principal and Chief Executive Ken Webb said: “I have enjoyed meeting and speaking with all of the students at the fairs. There is a great need to provide opportunities to help our students ‘Get the Edge’ and help them to pursue their dreams and build the businesses of tomorrow. The customer service and product knowledge on display from our students has been superb and I have no doubt that there are several entrepreneurs on the future.”