Enactus team success

Published on 1 May 2021

A team of students from the University of Dundee have received a major boost in their quest to end poverty in the city, by winning a UK wide competition

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Earlier this year, 4th year Business Management student Angus Scott and a number of his fellow business students put together a University Enactus Team.

Enactus UK is an organisation setup to support, and encourage students & young people to engage in social action/enterprise projects. As part of its work, it encourages students to focus, and work towards the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

“Our mission in the UK is to be recognised as a leader in developing a national network of socially minded young leaders of the future, who transform communities and society through real life social action and environmentally responsible enterprise.

“We are dedicated to creating a better world while developing the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders and social innovators. The Enactus network of global business, academic and student leaders are unified by our vision - to create a better, more sustainable world

“We have an established university programme which has been running since 2001 and now operates in over 60 universities across the UK, engaging up to 3,000 students each year.”

This particular competition was called “Race to end Poverty” and after pitching their initial project proposition, which they have called “Boost Dundee”, Enactus saw potential and encouraged the Dundee team to apply formally. A successful, winning entry followed and the team will now receive funding and guidance from Enactus UK to help increase impact in Dundee for their project.

“I think I speak on behalf of the whole team when I say we felt extremely proud and above all honoured to be the recipients of the funding and expert guidance. The Boost Dundee project was only in its early stages when we entered the competition, but from the get-go there was a clear appetite for success from all involved. This achievement allows the project to advance at a faster rate and has installed a sense of confidence within the team that will allow the project to flourish in the future”

Andrew Maclean, Project Lead, Boost Dundee

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