Enactus Kent: Building a Sustainable Future

Hollie Bentley, Student Blogger

Hollie Bentley is a Kent Business School student with ambition. Aside from studying for her Business Administration degree, and working at Mungo’s Bistro on the Canterbury Campus, Hollie is a committee member for Enactus, a student-led community action group. In her blog post, Hollie tells us more about Enactus and its objectives, and invites you to join Enactus Kent on their latest venture.

Who are Enactus Kent?

Enactus Kent is a student-led organisation, which aims to use entrepreneurial action to empower communities and people in need to improve their livelihoods in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable way. We are part of a worldwide organisation, with our parent branch, Enactus UK, located in London. Currently, Enactus has over 70,000 students, spread across 36 countries, working on nearly 5000 projects each year. That’s over 5 million volunteer hours, impacting the lives of nearly 2 million people.

Enactus is an international, non-profit organisation aimed at university students by business and higher-educational leaders, in order to make a difference in the community while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders. At Enactus Kent, we see opportunity to rethink and redevelop. Bringing students, academic leaders and businesses together, in order to shape a bigger, brighter and sustainable future. So whether you are into design, economics, law, science, engineering or psychology, we believe that there is an entrepreneur spirit in all of us, ready to take action.

While working with multinationals including Amazon, Ford, KPMG, Tesco, Santander and many more, we take this opportunity to make a difference in the world. Currently we are trying to reduce the isolation among the elderly community in Peru through the honey and soap enterprise, our international venture; Project Cantuta. We also work to empower the homeless in Canterbury by training them to serve as tour guides through our local project; MyStreets. Furthermore, we plan to be working towards empowering women in India by establishing a female taxi initiative through our new enterprise, Project Badlaav.

Join Enactus Kent

At Enactus Kent we are currently recruiting for students to join our nationals competition team.

This is our opportunity to showcase all the outstanding work in front of a large audience, which includes business advisors from companies like Asda, Unilever and Brambles as well as professional judges and academics. Enactus Kent need a team to present, a team to create an annual report and a media team to help with creating a promotional video:

Presenters: We are currently recruiting for five presenters. You will be responsible for writing the script along with the support of your committee members. You will serve as the face of Enactus Kent during the regionals, nationals and the final rounds of the competition.

Annual Report: You will be in charge of creating the annual report, A4 (4-sided) document, that encompasses all the information about our projects, finances, support network.

Media (Presentation Team): You will create presentation materials to accompany the script, including a video.

Please express your interest by emailing recruitment@enactuskent.com

If you would like more information on nationals or would like to sign up to our newsletters, please do not hesitate to get in touch!

Be a part of our wonderful projects or start your very own with a basic idea. If you’re interested in working in our internal team, you can get involved in various channels including our events, marketing and recruitment teams. For more information regarding our events or the application process, please contact: recruitment@enactuskent.com or visit www.enactuskent.org

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Many thanks to Hollie for her insight into Enactus Kent activity. If you would like to get involved, please email recruitment@enactuskent.com.

Hollie Bentley

Enactus

I’m Hollie Bentley, a third year Business Administration student at Kent Business School at The University of Kent. Originally from Essex, I hope to pursue a career in Human Resources. I work at Mungos on the University of Kent Canterbury Campus, and I am a committee member for Enactus Kent, who are a volunteer society working to empower lives of others through entrepreneurial action.

I enjoy writing about things that impact my life including university, mental health, my dog and my work.

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