About the Enterprise Gym
Looking for something to boost your CV?
Want to learn how to start your own business?
The Enterprise Gym, is managed by students for students and supported by our experienced business patrons, runs free workshops and events to develop your entrepreneurial skills and commercial awareness. With the job market becoming increasingly competitive, it is these key transferable skills that make you stand out.
Chris Calder, Enterprise Gym Discovery Challenge alumni, tells us how his experiences at the Enterprise Gym helped him stand out in his quest for a graduate job. Among 3000 applicants, he landed one of the 10 jobs available!
Our workshops help you to improve your presentation skills, gain confidence, learn a bit about business and enterprise, and make yourself more employable. Participating in our range of free workshop and entrepreneurial activities is also a lot of fun and a great way to meet new people! To top it all off we give out a range of awards, and there is also £4000 of prize money (yes, actual cash) to be won!
Members have access to exclusive online training materials, our full range of events (including the Discovery Challenge, Supercoaches, Special Training Workshops, and our annual DS3C Conference), and the chance to attend Business Surgeries for free one-to-one business advice.
Our top students are honoured at our Annual Awards Ceremony – an evening of incredible food, live entertainment, and the chance to network with our business patrons.
View photos from our previous awards ceremonies (coming soon).
The Enterprise Gym was created by the University of Dundee in 2005 in response to government concern over graduate "business readiness". Its mission is to help students from all disciplines to improve their self-reliance and employability through engaging with business enterprise and developing entrepreneurial skills. Key to this is the deep involvement and support of the business community helping to deliver learning that is fun, interactive and rewarding.
Since it began, The Enterprise Gym has seen continued growth in student numbers, events offered and accolades received. the academic year 2010-11 saw over 300 students participating in Enterprise Gym events. 2007 saw The Enterprise Gym feature in The National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship report on "Good Practice" and win the title of "Most Successful Enterprise Society" from the Scottish Institute for Enterprise. In 2011 it was shortlisted in the National Enterprise Educator Awards. The 2010-11 academic year sees The Enterprise Gym looking to inspire even more students and help make them more entrepreneurial and employable, why don't you join us?