Business & Commercial firm collaboratation with Entrepreneurial Business Management students


It has been a busy start to Student Law Office (SLO) for the Business & Commercial firms and students in Victoria Gleason’s group have had the opportunity to test their skills early in the year by taking part in a ‘Generator Session’ with  Entrepreneurial Business Management (EBM) Students at the Northern Design Centre.

Lucy Hatt (EBM Programme Leader) and Victoria Gleason (SLO Module Leader) organised a collaborative Generator Session on Wednesday October 26th 2016.  Six final year Law students  joined a larger group of students from the EBM programme to work together on problems and opportunities sourced from the business projects of the EBM.

The EBM programme is one of a small number of undergraduate programmes in the UK incorporating venture creation as part of the curriculum.  Students learn business by doing business. Generator Sessions run as part of the programme four times a year for the entire programme group (all years together).  They offer a chance to show off key strengths, network across the programme, showcase learning, and to apply learning to real business situations.  It is a combination of brainstorming, problem solving and presenting. The Business & Commercial students were invited along to the session to help highlight potential legal issues to the EBM students and also to help participate in the problem solving.

The EBM students found the contribution of the law students really valuable; one commented, “Today was really fun as well as informative.  I feel like I learnt a lot from the external people that came in, as well as learning more about each other.”

The law students also thought the session was a great success one commenting “everyone seemed to benefit from this session, both business and law students” and adding “it allowed [her] to consider different issues which may arise when dealing with a business”.