£10 Challenge To Fight Cancer Pt 1

Student £10 Challenge

The start of November means the Student £10 Challenge is up and running at award winning Nottingham Trent University. The business challenge supports the great work of the John van Geest Cancer Research Centre.

The launch of the 2019 challenge started this week as mentors met their teams and teams got started!

John van Geest Cancer
Presentation from Amy Longstaff, John van Geest Cancer Research Centre

John van Geest Cancer Research Centre

The John van Geest Cancer Research Centre is part of Nottingham Trent University (NTU) which was recently named University of the Year 2019 by the Guardian Newspaper. The Centre itself is one of the most advanced multidisciplinary cancer research initiatives in the UK. The aim of the Centre is to save lives and speed recovery by improving the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

The Centre has pioneered innovative approaches for diagnosing cancer more effectively; for predicting how the disease will develop and respond to therapy; and for boosting the immune system to fight cancer, known as immunotherapy.

What is the Student £10 Challenge?

Cari Grice, Events Coordinator at the East Midlands Institute of Directors set up the first £10 Challenge. Since then the challenge has gone from strength to strength and is now spreading across the regions of the IoD.

Each challenge is supported by a local University. Nottingham Trent University, along with the John van Geest Cancer Research Centre (JvG) support the East Midlands effort.

Students sign up to be student members of the IoD and have the opportunity to take part in the challenge.

Student £10 Challenge

Teams of four or five students are created with the mission to raise as much money as possible. All the funds go to JvG, each team starting with only £10. Team members have just a few weeks to plan, execute, and write up their experience.

Teams must manage themselves and ensure that every team member is pulling their weight to achieve the team goal. A task easier said than done!

This is a great opportunity for the undergraduates to put their entrepreneurial skills to the test in a live situation. At the end of the challenge prizes are awarded by the IoD after judging by a panel of top local IoD leaders.

Business Mentors
Business Mentors

Business Mentoring

In addition, each team is assigned a local Business Mentor. Mentors come from a wide range of backgrounds and sectors. Professionals from SMEs, charities, public and private institutions provide a wealth of experience and knowledge that is remarkable.

Mentor Briefing
Ron Lynch, IoD Regional Director, Mentor Briefing

The Institute of Directors, University, JvG and students all are so grateful for the time and work that each Mentor volunteers.

mentor team
Mentor with Team

The £10 Challenge Winning Team 2019

The Winning Team will be announced at the Award Ceremony on 26th November.

Event Photography

All the images have been captured by myself, Peter Nutkins. For your event photograph get in touch.

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