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Business students rise to the challenge

The level 3 business students at SGS College have been put to the test to raise as much money as possible for their chose charity.

The learners had to create a product to sell at a charity event which they were to create as part of their assessment for the Small Business and Event Planning unit. The aim was to raise money for a good cause and to get at least 10 positive comments back from their customers.

One group decided to design and make their own mugs for staff and students at the College, choosing to call their business Mugnificient! They took orders from staff and students a week in advance and in one day sold them all, making a profit of £30 which has now been donated to Cancer Research.

Student Robyn Turner said: "We really enjoyed having the opportunity to work with one another as a team during this assignment and demonstrating each other’s strengths. It allowed us to think about how a real business would work and what needs to be considered to suit everyone. We have enjoyed this unit as it has allowed us to think about the specifics of an event and how much is involved in the preparation stages, as well as test our artistic skills and our creativity."

In total the business students have managed to raise over £150 so far for various charities, including Dogs Trust, Cancer Research and Diabetes UK, this is a fantastic achievement.

Lecturer Anna Price commented: "All of the Level 3 year 2 Business students have done really well on this project and have demonstrated some excellent enterprising skills. The group that sold the mugs have done exceptional well and really thought about how they could be different to their competitors and stand out, which has paid off because they have made the most profit for their charity so far. The students really enjoyed having the opportunity to demonstrate their Business knowledge and skills and it proves how much they have learnt over the last 2 years.

“Some of the other enterprise ideas that the students have done this year are; sweet cones, smoothies, Easter baskets, chocolate brownie and cookie hampers and student exam preparation kits which will be sold in April to A level and GCSE students. Well done to all."