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Southampton Student Entrepreneurs in World Cup Final

Published: 2 October 2013

Enactus Southampton has made history by finishing second at the Enactus World Cup in Cancun, Mexico.

The University’s leading team of student social entrepreneurs were beaten to the title by Germany with Nigeria and Puerto Rico also reaching the final four.
The landmark achievement by Enactus Southampton marked the first time that the UK team had made the final of the World Cup.

“My congratulations to our students and staff who represented the University so fantastically at the Enactus World Cup,” said Vice-Chancellor, Professor Don Nutbeam. “I would also extend my congratulations to all of our Enactus Southampton students who work so hard throughout the year proving that the entrepreneurial spirit is well and truly alive here in Southampton.”

Enactus is a global not-for-profit organisation that works to mobilise university students to make a difference within their communities while developing their skills to become socially responsible business leaders. Enactus Southampton won this year’s UK final after presenting three social enterprise projects to a panel of judges: SanEco, Right Futures and Find Your Path.

All of these projects aim to create a positive impact on individuals and communities in Southampton and in Africa by supporting the creation and development of new businesses. In Southampton, nearly 150 students from a wide range of subjects. As well as Social Sciences students (Anthropology student Collette Blackman pictured front left), management and art to geography and engineering – actively take part in Enactus activities.

Social Sciences students have been actively involved in the scheme
Enactus Southampton celebrate
Photo of Collette Blackman
During my degree I had the opportunity to get involved with Southampton's Enactus scheme (formally Students In Free Enterprise) including representing the UK in Washington in the SIFE World Cup. I was able to interact with people from all over the world and learn about their cultures.
Collette Blackman , BSc (Applied Social Sciences) Anthropology,
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