This year the Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies (CEES) has hired a new Student Intern, Rachel! Rachel is currently in her second year studying BA Management and works to promote CEES, enterprise education and the various entrepreneurship opportunities on offer at the University of Leeds; via our social media and by attending several networking events. The role also involves promoting CEES at Open Days and Freshers events and updating and creating content for the CEES website and social media.
Rachel Barry, CEES Student Intern
Outside of her role as CEES Student Intern, Rachel is also a proactive member of the university. She is the current Corporate Relations Executive (CRE) on the committee for Enactus. Enactus is a student-led volunteering society and acts as a platform to empower others to start-up various social enterprise projects. The society is a global, non-profit community, which connects students, academics and business leaders with the sole purpose of inspiring others to use entrepreneurial action to transform lives. These entrepreneurial-based projects empower individuals to create opportunities and make real, sustainable progress for both themselves and their communities.
As the CRE for Enactus Leeds, Rachel acts as the main point of contact for the societies support network; pursuing and maintaining healthy relationships with the society’s advisors, sponsors and mentors. This involves submitting a monthly CRE report, monthly newsletter, organising and chairing advisory board meetings whilst maintaining constant communication with the societies network. Through doing so she creates opportunities for society members and aids in the growth of current social enterprise projects and the society.
Furthermore, Rachel is also a current Enterprise Scholar at the university. Both she and her sister, Natasha, applied for an Enterprise Scholarship to support them in starting their business idea, Reparo Injury Support. Reparo Injury Support is an online community which acts as a platform to support victims of sports related injuries. The website works to tackle poor mental health of sufferers by connecting them with individuals who are currently or have previously experienced the same injury, whilst also addressing the physical injury via their online booking system; which enables clients to book 1-2-1 physiotherapy appointments with newly graduated physiotherapy students. This business model allows clients to skip long waiting times and provides them with a personalised experience at a significantly lower cost.
If you wish to learn more about the work which Rachel is doing or have any other questions, feel free to email Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org