ENACTUS stands for...
ENtrepreneurial - having the perspective to see an opportunity and the talent to create value from that opportunity.
ACTion - the willingness to do something and the commitment to see it through even when the outcome is not guaranteed.
US - a group of people who see themselves connected in some important way; individuals that are part of a greater whole.
What is Enactus?
Enactus supports students & young people across the world to engage in social action and social enterprise. At Enactus Essex we are dedicated to creating a better world whilst developing our members into the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders and social innovators.
In the UK, there are over 2,600 students in over 60 universities collaborating with leading academics, alumni, and business advisors from over 20 leading companies to create hundreds of student-led businesses, impacting over 16,000 lives each year. We are therefore delighted to announce that we ranked within the top 25 of teams at the 2021 Enactus UK Nationals.
Enactus Essex is open to all students, no matter their background, degree subject, speciality, or anything else - we’re an incredibly diverse bunch of people united by our common passions, which is to make a real difference in the world. Being a part of Enactus Essex will give you the unique opportunity to develop leadership and professional skills through learning, practising and teaching the principles of social enterprise, thereby improving the living standard for millions - you're also 50x more likely to be hired by one of our sponsor companies by getting involved.
Our Awards & Achievements:
- Isolation and Wellbeing Winner (Summer Action 2021 Pitching) with Caring For Colchester.
- Most Innovative Change Winner for Summer Action 2021.
- Gold Standard Essex SU Society 2021.
- Top 25 semi-finalists at the 2021 Enactus UK Nationals.
- Winner of the "Race to End Social Isolation" with our project Caring for Colchester 2020.
- SAP shortlist winner with our project Caring for Colchester 2020.
- Ford Community Fund Winner for Heart for Nigeria 2019.
£5 membership fee: This includes all the benefits of the society. After you have paid and externally registerd with Enactus UK (this is via their website and seperate form at Join Now — Enactus UK), you will be able to partake in all of our core activities and be given a role within the Enactus team.
Application to the Enactus Team:
Applications for this year’s committee are yet to open, but that doesn't mean you can't join our welcome events/talks to find out more info! Keep up to date with our page for more information on our fresher's events, introduction night and application opening.
Before joining us please make sure you have registered with Enactus UK at enactusuk.org/registration to make the most out of your time with us!
To keep up to date with the society make sure you check our "events tab" regularly and follow our Instagram @enactusessex_