The Elevate Summer School was piloted in 2019, offering a unique experience for young people to experience first-hand how commercial business and social enterprises are created and run, whilst gaining insight into the workings and structure of university life.

Through a range of inspiring workshops and challenges set by businesses, students learnt important enterprise and life skills through a team challenge to design an innovative business or social enterprise.

Using feedback and learnings from the pilot, we are currently reviewing and further developing the programme, to roll out to a wider number of students, in 2021.

I found it really rewarding. It definitely improved our work ethic and visiting numerous businesses expanded our understanding as a whole. It showed me that through working hard, we can achieve great things… I loved the experience overall.

Curtis, student, Brighton Aldridge Community Academy