Win a grant of £500! Have you beepurple (R)done something entrepreneurial during the academic year 2015-16?

Are you a University of Brighton student, about to go into your second or third year of study?

If you answer “yes” to both these questions, then apply for The Harvey Goldsmith Breakthrough Awards for Entrepreneurship.

This award has been established through the generosity of Harvey Goldsmith CBE, who is a former student and entertainments officer of the university, and also an Honorary Graduate. The awards are intended to recognise outstanding entrepreneurial achievement amongst current undergraduate students. There are two awards available.

To apply, all you have to do is write (in 500 words or less) how you have been entrepreneurial during the last academic year 2015-16. Email your submission to the beepurple team ( by 5:00pm on Friday, 14 October 2016.

In this context, being “entrepreneurial” includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Writing a blog
  • Starting a student society/club
  • Running an event, or club night
  • Participating in fundraising activities for a charity
  • Developing a new initiative for a charity, whilst being a volunteer
  • Setting up a business/social enterprise
  • Setting up a co-operative or community project

Submissions will be reviewed by a panel comprising of University of Brighton staff, and local entrepreneurs. The judges will award two applicants who have clearly demonstrated an entrepreneurial spirit, taken the initiative to make something happen, and created impact.

The two winners will each receive a grant of £500 to further their entrepreneurial activities, payable in the Autumn term, on successful re-enrolment, and meeting award criteria (including providing a thank you message for the donor).

The winners will formally be recognised at the university’s annual Student and Staff Celebration event on 23 November 2016.

For further information, please email