October 2019

Discover 'How to Change the World Whilst Studying' at UCB event for Birmingham Tech Week

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An event exploring the impact students can make on the world through new technology is to be held at University College Birmingham.

Run by Birmingham Enterprise Community (BEC), 'How to Change the World Whilst Studying' forms part of Birmingham Tech Week, a collaborative series of activities taking place across Birmingham from 7-13 October.

The event at UCB, which will be held at McIntyre House on Thursday 10 October, will feature a panel of students sharing their stories of how they have been inspired to use technology and entrepreneurship to make a real difference.

Among the guests will be biomedical engineer Reham Badawy discussing the use of smartphones to detect Parkinson's, as well as John Sewell, founder of online art dealing platform Eazyl.

Also in attendance will be Danielle Roberts, founder of Unlimited You, an online fitness platform for people with disabilities. The event will also feature an opening performance by Wesley Rolston, whose start-up business Inside the Gap: Educational Drama creates bespoke drama and poetry projects for Midlands schools, colleges and communities.

More panel guests will be announced in due course ahead of the event, which will be held in MH 129 from 6-8pm.

The evening is just one of more than 50 events taking place at 20 locations across the city for Birmingham Tech Week, with UCB among the initiative’s strategic partners alongside the likes of the West Midlands Growth Company (WMGC), Innovation Alliance and the Department for International Trade.

UCB Enterprise Hive adviser Joe Margetts, who is also BEC co-founder and non-executive director, said: "Birmingham Tech Week echoes the purpose of BEC – to bring together great minds for mutual collaboration.

"This week will showcase some of the most exciting work from the Birmingham tech scene. The event at UCB, which is being hosted by our partner BEC, will feature some extremely innovative projects that are changing the world for the better.

"For students who have an idea they are passionate about or wish to get involved in something bigger, this event is a must!"

Anyone wishing to attend the 'How to Change the World Whilst Studying' event at UCB can sign up for free here.

If you are looking to launch your own start-up business, discover the range of support available for student entrepreneurs at UCB through the University's Enterprise Hive.

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