Student Entrepreneurs in Residence – Peninsular Innovations Ltd


What were your main duties and responsibilities during the course of your internship?

My role was to encourage and support entrepreneurial activity at the University of Exeter, working closely with a range of University departments and partners. It also included coordinating a range of surgery sessions, workshops and presentations.

My duties included:
•  To champion student enterprise at the University of Exeter
•  Holding drop in surgery sessions with aspiring entrepreneurs
•  To provide advice, support and signposting to other support bodies
•  To work closely with the Innovation Centre, Students’ Guild and bodies such as Exeter Entrepreneurs Society
•  I coordinated events, speakers and workshops to highlight the importance of enterprise skills in entrepreneurial or larger organisations
•  I liaised with SETsquared partners to promote and support student enterprise events with other Universities

What would you say was your biggest achievement over the course of your internship?

I was instrumental in organising Exeter’s first Startup Weekend: an event to give participants from the community the experience of starting a business.

What benefits did your internship bring to your employer?

Great networking, interesting working experiences and mentoring over 150 student businesses over 2 years.