The Entrepreneurship Centre's Liber Project is supporting an eclectic mix of organisations - from sports supplement manufacturers to computer game developers
Students at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford are helping businesses and charities navigate the pandemic through an initiative called the Liber Project, which has been created by the School’s Entrepreneurship Centre.
Oxford candidates come from all over the world to study at the School and must pass rigorous entry requirements. The Liber Project has assigned 129 student volunteers to work with 35 organisations in roles involving investor relations, marketing, and strategy. The Project also provides masterclasses and advice from Saïd Business School faculty as well as leaders from organisations such as Universal Music Group, Shell, Headspace, and Barclays.
The organisations will be supported by the students for two months, at which point tailored workshops and networking opportunities will be provided.
Founders4Schools, a London based charity that facilitates careers advice between business leaders and students, were accepted by the Liber project while undertaking a strategic review of its operations.
Michaela Eschbach, Managing Director of Founders4Schools stated: ‘Due to the pandemic, we have had to substantially change the way we facilitate student/employer encounters. The closure of schools forced us to introduce remote delivery. Businesses no longer operating within their offices brought work experience for students under 16 to a halt. This had a major impact on our ability to support students.’
Michaela described how the Liber Project assisted with the strategic review of the charity’s operations and praised the support of Oxford MBAs for their help in meeting targets and scrutinising decisions.