About BETA

BETA ENTERPRISE PROGRAMME

CREATE, COMMUNICATE AND IMPLEMENT YOUR SKILLS, TALENTS AND IDEAS FOR ENTERPRISE AND PROFESSIONAL GROWTH.

BETA is an extracurricular Enterprise Programme for University of Plymouth students, local businesses and individuals who aspire to enhance their professional skills and potentially start a new enterprise.

BETA will give you the opportunity to put your entrepreneurial abilities to practice via assigned projects, workshops, talks, mentoring and networking.

The programme consists of six sessions and a pitch day.

Who is BETA for?

BETA offers practical skills workshops to all University of Plymouth students (both undergraduate and postgraduate) and businesses and individuals who want to acquire additional professional experience in the following areas:

  • CREATIVITY AND IDEATION
  • COMMUNICATION AND BRANDING
  • FINANCE, LEGAL STRUCTURES AND AGILE BUSINESS MODELS
  • IMPLEMENTATION OF ENTERPRISE

The learning outcomes and benefits of taking part in BETA are relevant whether you want to establish your own start-up, develop your enterprise or enhance your professional and employability skills.

The Programme is designed in such a way that the skills learnt can be applied across all industries, to new enterprises and existing businesses, where innovation, far-reaching thinking, agility, creativity, and confidence are in high demand.

On the completion of the BETA Programme, participants will have an evidenced, project-based story illustrating their own development journey: starting from expressing who they are as both; individuals and professionals, to communicating their values and ideas in professional settings, to the implementation and evaluation of viability of an enterprise via appropriate methods and pitching.

BETA graduates are enterprise-ready and sought after by employers. They respond positively to professional challenges with unprecedented solutions, agility, creativity, courage, curiosity and responsibility.

Reinforced with the same principles of sustainability and inclusivity that apply across all Futures activities, BETA results will always connect with good growth, diversity and socio-environmental benefits.

How to enrol on BETA

University of Plymouth Students

University of Plymouth students access the Programme free of charge and are fully funded by the University of Plymouth

Students are free to join BETA at any point during the Programme. Join by attending any of the session (see the schedule/back cover) or email us on futuresbeta@plymouth.ac.uk. Your attendance will be registered at each session.

Business Community and Individuals

External participants please contact the Futures Centre on futuresbeta@plymouth.ac.uk for information about programme fees or register here. Upon completion of your registration and payment via you will receive the Programme content and access to resources from Futures Centre.

How is BETA structured?

BETA has three stages: CREATE – COMMUNICATE – IMPLEMENT with two sessions per stage. See the Programme details below.

BETA Programme will engage participants in the process of developing a start-up concept and turning it into a viable business entity, however, having a business idea is not pre-requisite of attendance.

If you do not wish to develop a start-up you can still take part, picking and choosing BETA sessions which will contribute to your professional development and CV.

To become a BETA graduate and receive a BETA certificate, a participant has to compete all six sessions.  Only the best and most viable start-up ideas will be invited to pitch on the additional (7th) session.  The selection of pitching ideas will take place after session five.

 

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