On Friday 17 May, 16 colleagues from professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers led a Dragon’s Den style challenge with 70 of Notre Dame’s A level Accounting, A level Business and CTEC Level 3 Business students.
Our students were put into small groups and given the challenge of creating a new business idea to solve problems relating to either health or wellbeing, the environment, or a problem faced by those in their local community. Making the most of this opportunity to impress a potential future employer, our students thought up a whole range of solutions from apps to support those suffering from loneliness or to solve communication issues in large organisations, to wearable tech to track fitness.
At the end of the session, each group presented their ideas to a panel of judges from PwC. After much deliberation, a winning team was selected. Congratulations to SRC (Study, Relax & Chill) whose team members were Will Harland, Masab Khan and Nathanael Tesfay. Their winning idea was a social network app for a college intranet that could put lonely students in touch with others who had similar interests in terms of studying, relaxing and leisure time.
Business teacher Ms Francesca Ashton said, ‘I’d like to say well done to all the students taking part. The staff from PWC were very impressed with the range of employability skills displayed, from critical thinking to excellent communication and team working.’