The workshops detailed below can be delivered as part of a campus visit here at Plymouth University or at a school (except the SimVenture).
The workshops are arranged upon individual requests and are bookable by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Only available on Plymouth University’s campus due to access limitations to software. SimVenture is the multi-award winning business simulation game that engages people in a deeper, richer learning experience and develops lasting business enterprise and entrepreneurial talent. SimVenture also allows people to develop critical team-working skills whilst making decisions about running their virtual business. It is a very versatile and flexible learning tool.
Talks by Entrepreneurs
A selection of local entrepreneurs are available to attend your school to deliver a motivational presentation on their business journey. The entrepreneurial talks usually last about an hour.
Innovation and Enterprise Creation Workshop
In this session students will be introduced to the key terms of Enterprise, Entrepreneurship. Each team of students will be given an existing product and will have to ‘think outside the box’ to develop several innovative and alternative uses for it. The teams will then decide which particular idea they wish to pursue further and develop this idea in order to pitch it to the rest of the participants. Students from other teams will then vote on what they believe is the most innovative and profitable idea to be showcased during the session. Pupils will have an opportunity to think entrepreneurially, explore the concept of opportunity creation and practice their pitching and presentation skills.Media and Technology Workshop
This workshop will explore the importance of media and technology in a business related context. How are businesses using technology and different media to maximise their profit and their impact? How are they keeping up with technological innovations and competitors? Students will examine a range of international companies and their usage of technology. They will be asked to examine and compare the use of technology by a selection of businesses and participate in group activities. Pupils will learn about the influence of technology on business, explore the importance of technological innovation and competition.Branding and Marketing Workshop
This 1 or 2 hour workshop brings to life the reality of just how ingrained branding is in our everyday lives. Whether it is personal branding, corporate branding or just how we present ourselves and our ideas to the world, we will explore how we should get to grips with branding. With practical activities and immersive talks, this session will give you the tools you need to use branding to your advantage. Students will have a greater understanding of the value and influence of branding in modern business. Students will have an opportunity to work on branding concepts. Students will be able to identify in what ways branding may be of importance to their future careers.