Social Enterprise Competition & Application Workshop

Social Enterprise Competition

The Faculty of Humanities in partnership with UMI3 and its supporters are delighted to launch the Social Enterprise Innovation Competition 2012. We now welcome competition entries for innovative social enterprise projects. This competition will enable Faculty of Humanities academics, postgraduates and staff to submit an idea for a social based venture, with the view to growing this enterprise.  The link to the competition webpage is at the bottom of this post.  

Application Workshop

Wednesday 18th April 2012

9.30am to 12.30pm lunch included

Joule Suite, Core Technology Facility, Grafton Street, M13 9NT

(For staff, postgrads and academics within the Faculty of Humanities only)

This interactive workshop is designed to assist in helping you to prepare your competition entries. It will provide informative topics and inspiring case studies as well as our ‘social enterprise mastermind hot seat’. It will be hosted and delivered by Melanie Bryan OBE and a range of local social enterprise champions.

Award winning social entrepreneur Melanie Bryan had a high flying career in management consultancy where she worked with household names across the world, before starting WhyNotChange in 2009. Described recently as ‘inspirational’ by the Prime Minister, David Cameron, Melanie has taken WhyNotChange in just 2 years from a fledgling social enterprise to an award winning organisation:


Social Enterprise 101 with Melanie Bryan and Lauren Croll of UnLtd Featuring a range of information, practical viewpoints and case studies on ground-breaking social enterprises. UnLtd will also talk about their charity which supports social entrepreneurs in Higher Education and how they do this by providing a complete package of funding and support, to help individuals make their ideas a reality.
Home Grown Presentation on the journeys of two social enterprises formed from The University of Manchester and how it has enhanced their research.
Mastermind Session – in the Hot seat This will help outline your idea identify key challenges and get feedback from existing social enterprises and peers.
Speaker Panel Q & A session
Lunch and Networking

To register for this event, please go to

If you have any queries regarding the event please contact Ellie Sagar.

T: 0161 606 7265                E:

The competition website can be found here:


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