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Last weekend something special took place. The Student Association launched ‘LBS for London’ - an initiative that gave the opportunity to over 200 students, staff, faculty and administrators to contribute to the broader London community. We helped a number of charities through various activities such as gardening, cleaning the homes of vulnerable families and redecorating an incubator for disadvantaged start-up entrepreneurs. The goal was to ‘foster stronger engagement with the broader London community’.
Together with one of my colleagues, a current MBA student and two MBA alumnae, I went to L’Arche Gardens where we spent the afternoon making improvements to compost heaps. It was such a beautiful day for being outdoors and doing something useful.
“When you are doing something for a good reason, it helps you to stay humble and pure in your heart. I really enjoyed this experience and am very grateful to LBS for providing exposure to so many different people. I hope that more and more representatives of the LBS community will take part in similar events.” Ekaterina Zorina (MBA2014)
“Along with a group of three MBA2017 students I had the opportunity to participate in the LBS for London campaign at the John Evelyn Community Garden. It was a fantastic opportunity to connect with London and the local community. Students helped clean two areas of the garden to help prepare the area for new vegetation. The John Evelyn staff were welcoming and even prepared some fruits and vegetables for the volunteers to take home.” Victoria Hanau (MBA Recruitment & Admissions Manager)
Another group of volunteers went to North London Cares…
…while 20 members of the Men’s Rugby Club helped Habitat for Humanity refurbish a playground.
“ It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience, I volunteered with some of the Community Action Group members so it was really nice to get to know them better and I also got to meet some great new people. I didn’t think painting a wall could be so much fun! Most importantly you could tell it meant a lot to the Fourth Feathers Youth Centre, as any sort of support they get from volunteers and initiatives such as LBS for London helps relieve pressure on their limited resources” Sammy Engele (Student Activities Manager)
You can see more pictures from volunteers on Twitter, under #lbsforlondon.
At London Business School, we believe it’s important to give something back to our local community and this video showcases some examples of how we do this.
At London Business School, we firmly believe that entrepreneurship education needs to have a foot in the real world. Whether you’re interested in starting your own business or working for a firm that enables you to exercise your entrepreneurial ambitions, we provide dedicated support for entrepreneurs through a wide range of initiatives and services.
We offer several opportunities to gain practical experience of running your own business. The Entrepreneurship Summer School and The London Business School Incubator will allow you to use the School’s facilities to launch your business.
Learning from professionals
Entrepreneur Mentor in Residence Programme and The TELL Series provides an opportunity for you to learn from professionals who have ventured out alone. Aspiring entrepreneurs at London Business School can now also benefit from a new mentoring scheme ‘Entrepreneurship Mentor in Residence’ launched in Dubai recently.
If you’re thinking about financing your venture, we offer a range of contact points such as Sussex Place Ventures and Enterprise 100 who have both been fundamental in helping new start-ups and linking teaching with the wider business community.
Don’t just take our word for it; many of our alumni are enjoying entrepreneurial success since graduating from their programmes.
“London Business School helped me to become a better entrepreneur by introducing me to business concepts and frameworks that I could apply to my own company.”
See the full profile of Annelien Bruins, Sloan2011
“London Business School helped me to hone my business and more importantly my entrepreneurial skills, particularly in raising VC funds and how to prioritise effectively in a small business.”
See the full profile of Barnaby Voss, MBA2010