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Students raise over £13,000 for John van Geest Cancer Research Centre

07 December 2015

IoD Employability Challenge WinnersA “grow a tenner” scheme organised by the NTU Employability team has seen students from across the University raise over £13,000 for the John van Geest Cancer Research Centre - whilst also enhancing their employability skills.

The £10 Business Challenge saw the students working in small groups alongside mentors from the Institute of Directors (IoD), with each group given £10 in cash and challenged to grow that amount.

Using their entrepreneurial skills, the 49 groups organised everything from cocktail parties to quizzes and raffles – and successfully grew the 49 lots of £10 into an impressive total of £13,395!

As part of the scheme, the students were also given student membership to the IoD – which allows them to attend a range of educational and networking events, and also access a variety of professional services.

IoD Challenge WinnersGeorgina Phillips from the NTU Employability Team said: "I am extremely proud of what the students have achieved through the challenge.

"They have really enjoyed taking part and have all learned so much from it - I hope it leads on to successful applications for placements and graduate jobs."

To find out more about the John van Geest Cancer Research Centre and how you can make a donation or undertake a fundraising challenge please contact the Alumni and Community Giving Officer, Stephen Knott at 



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