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Enterprise Hub: 12Ronnies Foundation Festival

12th May 2022

On Thursday 5 May 2022, ARU London, in partnership with 12Ronnies Foundation, delivered its first Founders Festival under the umbrella of the university’s Enterprise Hub. It was well-attended with over 250 delegates in-person and online. 

The Festival brought together aspiring entrepreneurs to guide them through what they need to consider before launching a business. This was delivered via a series of educational TED-style talks covering all aspects of starting a business from idea inception and validation right through to legal considerations such as Intellectual property, product development and funding. There were 9 talks in total, followed by lively Q&A sessions and time and space for networking. The full programme can be viewed here: https://foundersfestival.world/ 

Our Principal, David Sexton, was delighted with its success, and commented: 'The event was a wonderful mix of entrepreneurs, aspiring business start-ups and experts, all working together to drive future businesses. A great place to network, explore ideas and meet fascinating people' 

Academic Director, Charles O’Dean expressed his pleasure with how the inaugural Founders Festival, a result of the collaborative partnership of ARU London and 12Ronnies, was so well attended and clearly enjoyed by participants and contributors. He stated: ‘This bodes well for future events and the development of a truly supportive business community.’ 

There was great feedback from the attendees, who were keen to continue their entrepreneurial journey. So, what’s next? 

  • The Enterprise Hub are delivering follow up workshops, including a panel event on marketing next month – even if you missed the Founders’ Festival, email enterprise@london.aru.ac.uk to find out more. 
  •  12Ronnies will be offering a series of networking opportunities and providing students and alumni with access to a private Ideas Nest to capture their ideas in a secure and structured way so that mentors can help get them ‘launch-ready’.  
  • This will feed perfectly into the Start Up Hackathon which is scheduled over the weekend of 10-11 September, where we are aiming to launch 100 new businesses in 48 hours! If you missed the Founders Festival, but would like to be involved in the Hackathon please email enterprise@london.aru.ac.uk 

Co-founder of 12Ronnies, Simon Krystman is already looking forward to delivering the Festival as an annual event. He stated: "The Founders Festival proved to be a great success both with the online and in-person attendees. The state-of-the-art venue supplied by our partner ARU London was the perfect setting for a very engaging event, with lots of talks, idea pitching and networking. So many new business ideas have been captured, ready for nurturing with experienced mentors. Given the success and level of interest for another Festival, we have already started planning for next year.” 


Student-Led Events March 2022

14th March 2022

Thank you to everyone who has supported and participated in the student-led Tourism and Event Live projects over the past 3 weeks. Our students have successfully delivered 11 events, which have been a mix of online and in-person events. 

Online events included a Romanian Easter event, a Zumba class, a tour of the Balkans, a tour of Maramures and a live music event. While in-person events included events industry speed dating, karaoke, Italian aperitifs, meditation, an educational event on Windsor, and the Tropical Easter Party.

Well done to all the students involved in producing these events and thank you to all who got involved. You can view all the images across the events on our news page here.

We look forward to hosting the next set of events for you, see you there!


Restart-A-Heart March 2022

15th March 2022

In week 9, we held Restart-A-Heart training events again. We are really grateful to be able to support this cause and offer upskilling to our students and staff in such a crucial area of human health. Restart-A-Heart (RSAH) is an annual initiative led by Resuscitation Council UK which aims to increase the number of people surviving out-of-hospital cardiac arrests. This year is the ninth Restart a Heart. This training was supported by the London Ambulance Service and took place in both  Charterhouse and East India Import buildings.

Available to all students and staff members, we had a great turnout with 125 participants attending over the two days. 

The sessions, which involved trained professionals demonstrating the proper actions to take when someone is having a cardiac arrest, including the all-important CPR, were a huge success. 86% of attendees strongly agreed that the event met their expectations and 91% strongly agreed that the event gave them an opportunity to learn skills that they would find relevant.

Below are some testimonials from students and staff on the sessions:


Excellent session. The video was informative and helped prepare me for the practical. Well done.
I really appreciate the training, it was very useful.
It's a good experience for me and would love more training opportunities.
Life lesson learnt.
Really helpful, I felt I learnt more even though I had previously attended a first aid course.
Thank you, I have relearned what I forgot from 3 years ago.
Very educative session.
Very good training.
Very thorough, so happy with my new skills.

 

We also asked attendees whether they would attend a full day of training, to which 98.5% responded positively. With this in mind, we hope to host events for you soon that continually develop your professional and extracurricular skills, especially ones that could save a life.

There are more than 30,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in the UK every year, and every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces the chance of survival by up to 10%. When someone has a cardiac arrest, performing immediate CPR can help double their chance of survival in some cases1.

1. Resuscitation to Recovery, https://www.resus.org.uk/publications/resuscitation-to-recovery/


Foundation School Awards

16th March 2022

Last week, we held the Foundation School Awards event at East India. We saw Top Achievers, Employability Award winners, first-class graduates and their guests attend.

Several awards are available to students throughout all courses and modules each year. The Top Achievers Award is earned by consistently receiving high marks. Awarded students receive the Top Achievers Scholarship, which comprises a £2,000 deduction from tuition fees, applied to the next academic year.

The Employability Award winners are students who have completed their current Employability Scheme passport section: Bronze, Silver, and/or Gold. Students are automatically enrolled in the Employability Scheme but must choose to continue their employability skills development through sessions included in the scheme each year. You can read more on what the Employability Scheme entails and offers you here.

During the events, this trimester, over 700 award winners will be recognised for their achievements alongside graduates and other scholarship students.

This gallery shows the Foundation School Awards event on Wednesday 16th March 2022. We also have a gallery for our Business School Awards event from Thursday 10th March 2022, which can be found here.


Business School Awards

10th March 2022

Last week, we held the Business School Awards event, at Charterhouse. We saw a total of 120 Top Achievers, Employability Award winners, first-class graduates and their guests attend. The evening was led by Andrew Johnson, Head of AHLET School.

Several awards are available to students throughout all courses and modules each year. The Top Achievers Award is earned by consistently receiving high marks. Awarded students receive the Top Achievers Scholarship, which comprises a £2,000 deduction from tuition fees, applied to the next academic year.

The Employability Award winners are students who have completed their current Employability Scheme passport section: Bronze, Silver, and/or Gold. Students are automatically enrolled in the Employability Scheme but must choose to continue their employability skills development through sessions included in the scheme each year. You can read more on what the Employability Scheme entails and offers you here.

During the events, this trimester, over 700 award winners will be recognised for their achievements alongside graduates and other scholarship students.

This gallery shows the Business School Awards event on Thursday 10th March 2022. We also have a gallery for our Healthcare and Postgraduate School Awards event from Wednesday 9th March 2022, which can be found here.


Healthcare and Postgraduate School Awards

9th March 2022

Last week, we held the Healthcare and Postgraduate School Awards event, at Charterhouse. We saw a total of 130 Top Achievers, Employability Award winners, first-class graduates and their guests attend. The evening was led by Anita Steinberg, Head of Business School.

Several awards are available to students throughout all courses and modules each year. The Top Achievers Award is earned by consistently receiving high marks. Awarded students receive the Top Achievers Scholarship, which comprises a £2,000 deduction from tuition fees, applied to the next academic year.

The Employability Award winners are students who have completed their current Employability Scheme passport section: Bronze, Silver, and/or Gold. Students are automatically enrolled in the Employability Scheme but must choose to continue their employability skills development through sessions included in the scheme each year. You can read more on what the Employability Scheme entails and offers you here.

During the events, this trimester, over 700 award winners will be recognised for their achievements alongside graduates and other scholarship students.

This gallery shows the Healthcare and Postgraduate School Awards event on Wednesday 9th March 2022. We also have a gallery for our Business School Awards event from Thursday 10th March 2022, which can be found here.


ALHET School Awards

8th March 2022

This week, we held the ALHET (Accounting and Finance, Law, Health, Events, and Tourism) School Awards event, at Charterhouse. We saw a total of 180 Top Achievers, Employability Award winners, first-class graduates and their guests attend. The evening was led by Matthew Beedham, Head of ALHET School.

Several awards are available to students throughout all courses and modules each year. The Top Achievers Award is earned by consistently receiving high marks. Awarded students receive the Top Achievers Scholarship, which comprises a £2,000 deduction from tuition fees, applied to the next academic year.

The Employability Award winners are students who have completed their current Employability Scheme passport section: Bronze, Silver, and/or Gold. Students are automatically enrolled in the Employability Scheme but must choose to continue their employability skills development through sessions included in the scheme each year. You can read more on what the Employability Scheme entails and offers you here.

During the events, this trimester, over 700 award winners will be recognised for their achievements alongside graduates and other scholarship students.

This gallery shows the ALHET School Awards event on Tuesday 8th March 2022. We also have a gallery for our Business and Postgraduate School Awards event from Wednesday 2nd March 2022, which can be found here.


Business and Postgraduate School Awards

2nd March 2022

Last week we held a Student Award event for Business School and postgraduate students. At this event, we saw a total of 100 Top Achievers, Employability Award winners and their guests attend. The evening was led by Andy Johnson, Head of Business School, and Muke Ferguson, Head of Postgraduate School, and was a celebration of the awarded students' hard work and efforts into their studies and futures.

Several awards are available to students throughout all courses and modules each year. The Top Achievers Award is earned by consistently receiving high marks. Awarded students receive the Top Achievers Scholarship, which comprises a £2,000 deduction from tuition fees, applied to the next academic year.

The Employability Award winners are students who have completed their current Employability Scheme passport section: Bronze, Silver, and/or Gold. Students are automatically enrolled in the Employability Scheme but must choose to continue their employability skills development through sessions included in the scheme each year. You can read more on what the Employability Scheme entails and offers you here.

During the events, this trimester, over 700 award winners will be recognised for their achievements alongside graduates and other scholarship students.

This gallery shows the Business and Postgraduate School Awards event from Wednesday 2nd March 2022. We also have a gallery for our ALHET School Awards event on Tuesday 8th March 2022, which can be found here


Student-Led Events Winter 2021

14th November 2021

Thank you to everyone who has supported and participated in the student-led Tourism and Event Live projects over the past 2 weeks. The level 6 Tourism and Events Management students have successfully delivered 17 events, which have been a mix of online and in-person events. 

  • Online events included: Quizzes, an online tour, an event industry talk, an educational session about Moldova, a cultural cooking class, and fitness & health and well-being events. 
  • In-person events included: Charity events, a historic pub crawl, a Christmas Market, a local tour, walking along the River Thames, the Women in Leadership Panel Session, and Student Christmas Party. 

 The 4 charity events did amazingly and between them raised just over £700 for Crisis, MIND, Cancer Research and London Zoo charities. 

Well done to all the students involved in producing these events, we look forward to attending future student-led events.


Top Achiever Awards 24th November 2021

24th November 2021


Top Achiever Awards 23rd November 2021

23rd November 2021


Employability Awards November 2021

8th November 2021

After 2.5 years, we are pleased to confirm that our long-awaited Employability Awards ceremony took place in person, at the East India campus on Monday 8th November 2021.

Awards were conferred on those students who completed the employability skills sessions for the Pioneer, Bronze and Silver awards and Industry Exposure sessions which demonstrated their commitment to managing their graduate careers. The event was received enthusiastically by the students in attendance, and they were presented their certificates by Charles O’Dean - Academic Director (Student Experience). Additionally, students who completed the Gold IT Excellence Award were recognised for successfully passing Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint courses at an advanced level.

This celebratory event was followed by refreshments coupled with opportunities to network with employers through the Employability Team, and the live event was enjoyed by all.

The Employability Team would like to extend their congratulations to all awardees and thank all academic and professional staff who supported the event! They also look forward to the next Awards ceremony with confidence, as many ARU London students are keen for an opportunity to develop their employability skills through this beneficial scheme.


Top Achiever Awards 20th October 2021

20th October 2021