Tim Curtis, Changemaker Campus leader
June 2014
No1 in the UK for
Social Enterprise
– Delivering an enhanced student experience
– Delivering entrepreneurial, innovation a...
Ashoka- a global foundation
Innovators for the Public
• Need people to look again at global social
problems, and devise ne...
Unifying principles
• Everyone a changemaker
1. Believe they have a responsibility to make positive
changes in society
2. ...
Changemaking
Social
innovationSocial
entrepreneurship
Social enterprise
Terms & Examples
Students Union
• Sustainability Changemakers
• Student Switch Off +
• Green House Award Scheme
• Sustainable Business Ethi...
Changemaker Certificate
• 7 Units, Bronze, Silver, Gold (UG) & Platinum (PG)
1. Understanding social change, innovation & ...
Things to explore
• Changemaker Handbook
• International Social Innovation Research
Conference 1-4 Sept 2014, University o...
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UoN Changemaker campus presentation June 2104

  1. 1. Tim Curtis, Changemaker Campus leader June 2014
  2. 2. No1 in the UK for Social Enterprise – Delivering an enhanced student experience – Delivering entrepreneurial, innovation and enterprise skills – Delivering through social inclusion and social innovation to achieve a fairer and more inclusive society • Not every graduate will start an enterprise, but everybody can be a Changemaker • The social impact of UoN lies in the decisions its graduates make over their careers
  3. 3. Ashoka- a global foundation Innovators for the Public • Need people to look again at global social problems, and devise new solutions • Articulate the solution with passion and intelligence to get them implemented • AshokaU is a consortium of 22 global universities committed to the Ashoka values and supporting social innovation
  4. 4. Unifying principles • Everyone a changemaker 1. Believe they have a responsibility to make positive changes in society 2. Believe they have the power and resources (tangible and intangible) to make a difference 3. Take initiative to bring about innovative change, local and systemic 4. Work with others to maximise impact, working in groups and networks 5. Know and live authentically according to their values 6. Practice empathy; by entering, by a willed use of the imagination, another person's world without judgement.
  5. 5. Changemaking Social innovationSocial entrepreneurship Social enterprise Terms & Examples
  6. 6. Students Union • Sustainability Changemakers • Student Switch Off + • Green House Award Scheme • Sustainable Business Ethics Social Enterprise Loan Fund • Student Sustainability Fund Grants • Change ME campaign
  7. 7. Changemaker Certificate • 7 Units, Bronze, Silver, Gold (UG) & Platinum (PG) 1. Understanding social change, innovation & entrepreneurship, 2. Understanding me- my personal assets, skills and resources and my innovation orientation (SU Change ME campaign) 3. Understanding society, communities and social problems- through voluntary action, scientific research, employment or experience 4. Solving problems- through innovation, ideation and decision-making skills 5. Venture planning- either business, product planning, event creation, performance or media campaigning to achieve mainstreaming 6. Starting and sustaining the venture- financing, governance and selling the venture idea 7. Communicating the venture- marketing and media, personal and organisational branding https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEwc65JnvoA
  8. 8. Things to explore • Changemaker Handbook • International Social Innovation Research Conference 1-4 Sept 2014, University of Northampton • Changemaker Week • Police Changemakers • Open Learning material

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