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Incubation Centre Launch

We are very proud to announce a major win - the University has approved plans to move forward with the Incubation Centre project! We could not have done this without your feedback, letting us know this was so important to you. Thank you!

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Omkar Singh's Campaign, the ARU Incubation Centre

ARU Incubation Centre

Dear Students,

This year after discussions with your VP Omkar Singh, ARU has launched a project to consider the further enhancement of enterprise and entrepreneurship support and experiences for our students. This project is sponsored by Prof. Yvonne Barnett, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation) whilst the steering group is chaired by Prof Gary Packham, Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law.

The steering group has agreed to undertake a feasibility study to understand the demand for and sector best practice associated with Incubation Centre. These centres include, as part of their offer, business start-up space for students.

As part of the feasibility study, this year’s ‘Big Pitch’ competition is being used as a pilot to measure the demand for and likely engagement with an enterprise centre offering incubation space for students at ARU. In addition, the Faculty of Business and Law has also funded 5 MBA internships for students to support this project.  These 5 interns will be working alongside the SU and the VP Business and Law

Both the University and Students’ Union are extremely excited by this programme of work and are fully committed to providing an enterprising future for all our students.

Regards,

 

Omkar Singh,

Vice President of Business and Law

John Valerkou,

ARU Students' Union Chief Executive


Prof. Yvonne Barnett,

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation)

Prof Gary Packham,

Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law

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