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Balloon Kenya (part three)


In her final blog post, Natalie French (BA Social Work student) reflects on friendships formed during her time in Kenya and what she has learned from her six week enterprise placement. Through this placement, I have had the opportunity to experience Kenya, meet new people and understand how individuals live within Kenyan culture.  It has… Read More

Balloon Kenya (part two)


In her second blog post, student Natalie French (BA Social Work) talks about her work with entrepreneurs as part of a placement with Balloon Kenya.  Wow, what an amazing experience this has proven to be!   Throughout my six weeks in Kenya, I supported four entrepreneurs in the development of their existing businesses.  I worked as… Read More

Balloon Kenya (part one)


Natalie French spent six weeks in Kenya working with local businesses as part of an enterprise placement with Balloon Kenya during the summer before she entered her final year of her BA in Social Work.  She received support from the Careers Service to enable her to meet the costs of the placement.  Here she talks… Read More

How to succeed as a graduate entrepreneur


Faced with a decision about what to do after graduating the ‘sensible’ option may be applying for a graduate scheme, post-graduate study or maybe thinking about an internship to get some experience.  All potentially good options but what if you think the right move for you is to work for yourself? Recent research of 2000 undergraduates… Read More