Forty students from Years 9 and 10 are taking part in The Big Deal 2020.
Students were invited to The Big Deal hub on 1st April and have since engaged in a virtual curriculum of weekly ‘Tasks and Activities’, Journaling and Wednesday Webinars with Business Mentors who kindly volunteer their time each week to answer students’ questions. Having assessed their skills, set personal development targets, explored the basics of business and generated ideas, students are about to select a business concept to develop throughout the rest of the programme.
The Big Deal has received recognition from Professor Charlie Jeffery, the University of York’s Vice Chancellor and is due to feature in an upcoming article to be published on the University website. The University of York is very much looking forward to supporting our students over the coming months.
Mia Austin from Year 9 is taking part and she commented: “I am taking part in the Big Deal, and so far I’m enjoying it. The tasks they have set so far include me identifying my strengths and weaknesses and how to improve them. They also are setting tasks with different strategies of thinking for a new business idea.
“I decided to do the Big Deal challenge because I wanted to expand my knowledge about business and use my skills outside of a classroom. It has also helped me identify my weaknesses and how to improve them, which is very effective.”