Research Showcase @ South Devon College

An opportunity for young minds of the future to have their ideas heard

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    pledged of £2,000

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This project received pledges on Sun 20 Apr 2014

We are three Tourism, Hospitality, and Events students at South Devon College.

The college believes that students learn best by doing. As part of our foundation degrees in Tourism, Hospitality and Events we've regularly helped to organise and run events for the college in the past.

This time we've been handed the reigns to organise and run the Research Showcase. This is the biggest event we've ever had to run!

We have been given the opportunity to organise and run South Devon College's first ever Student Research Showcase.

We will be inviting bussinesses, students, the community, and local press to the event.

The college's reputation is in our hands and we need your help to make it amazing!


Showcasing student research to industry, employers, and the local community.

The showcase is an opportunity for all to network, gain understanding of topics, and to spark debate. 

We hope this event will raise awareness of the high standard of student capability to local businesses. It will also be a great opportunity for potential employment and inturn investing into our local economy and student's future!


What do we need the funding for?

Here are some things we need sponsorship for:

  • Catering, Our biggest cost (£3,000)

  • Entertainment (£500)

  • Marketing (£750-£1,000)

  • Decoration (£250-£300)
  • Travel expenses for keynote speakers
  • Printing and Advertising (£250)
  • Promotion ( £1,000)
  • Staffing food costs 

Thats a grand total of £8,250! (Based on 10 keynote speakers)

This is a big goal to reach and any funding will go towards running this event, no matter how little. We're determined to make this successful.


Having researched other student research symposiums, we have come to realise that we want this event to be engaging, exciting, and we want to celebrate the achievement of students not bore them to death!

Why sponsor us?

Sponsoring us will give you an opportunity to be a part of something that South Devon College has never done before. Students will be able to network and display their work directly to potential employers and future career partners. Employers and local businesses will get the chance to meet some of the most intelligent and skilled students in Torbay.

Please check out our reward scheme on the right hand side!

However, sponsorship isn't the only way you can help: just by sharing this project, you will be making a huge difference and raise awareness!

 We will post our progress and keep you informed as the planning comes together.

Thanks again!

Nessa, Robyn and Sarah x