JAXI — a Saint Martin’s Institute Team
makes it a HAT TRICK for the Institute with three consecutive wins!
Saint Martin’s Institute of Higher Education follows the Delors learning principles to know, to do, to be and to live together implementing these principles through the active participation in the Junior Achievement Young Enterprise Start-Up Competition, organised every year for students in higher education. The winning team in the Maltese competition will go on to compete against Country winners for the coveted European Enterprise Challenge, to be held in Oslo, Norway. Competing at this level will not be a new experience for Saint Martin’s since in 2017, INTACT another student team from the institute had won the European Enterprise Challenge in Helsinki!
This year’s multicultural team have proven that with determination, people of different nationalities can learn how to live and work together. A Chinese, a Russian, a Maltese and a German came together during the very first week of the academic year, and worked through a work shop organised by Saint Martin’s Institute that dealt with the concepts of innovation and creativity and which tools are available to induce innovative thinking. The team participated in a number of workshops, organised by the Institute, by JAYE Malta and also Malta Enterprise, that helped them develop their idea further on setting up a social enterprise aimed at reducing single use plastic containers in the catering industry.
The students had a very steep learning curve — literally adopting what they were learning in the classroom to the investment plan. This makes each student realise that it is not enough to understand concepts as explained by lecturers, and memorising to pass examinations — but implementing their knowledge to practical tasks, and communicating their ideas effectively to the panel of eminent judges that need to assess and provide feedback to the teams on how best to progress until the final event!
The Celuna Story
The JA European Enterprise in Riga, Latvia
Saint Martin’s Institute of Higher Education believes in providing a complete programme of studies for entrepreneurship. Finding out whether you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur cannot be solely through studying text books — but you must try out starting-up a business! Through the participation in the Junior Achievement Young Enterprise Start-Up Competition, students embark on an 8 month experience that will last a life-time, without in any way putting themselves in any risk! And a student’s full participation will mean an additional 10 ECTS to the Diploma Supplement!
Saint Martin’s Institute of Higher Education is the holder of the Junior Achievement European Enterprise Competition, after the SMI team INTACT won the 2017 competition in Helsinki, Finland.
Team CELUNA™ is defending the title on behalf of Saint Martin’s Institute of Higher Education and the Maltese Nation in this the most prestigious student entrepreneurship competition in the European Union. CELUNA™ won the Maltese JAYE Start-Up Competition challenging for the opportunity to represent Malta against another 7 student teams from the Saint Martin’s Institute of Higher Education, University of Malta and MCAST.
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The Prime Minister Hon. Dr Joseph Muscat
augurs success to CELUNA in the JA European Enterprise 2018
June 21st, the team members of CELUNA™ are invited to meet the Prime Minister of Malta, Dr Joseph Muscat and the Parliamentary Secretary of Youth Dr Clifton Grima. During the meeting, the Prime Minister showed interest in the APP that CELUNA™ had developed, and shared some ideas on how the system would penetrate the young teenage market. The Prime Minister augured good wishes to the team for their final competition in Riga, Latvia on the 26th and 27th June, 2018.
The JAYE Start Up Programme 2018
CELUNA™, a Saint Martin’s Institute of Higher Education participating team has been voted as the overall winner of the Junior Achievement Young Enterprise (JAYE) Start Up Programme for 2018. CELUNA™ competed with eight other teams coming from three higher educational institutions each presenting student teams to win the honours, and represent Malta in the Junior Achievement Europe Enterprise Competition.
The Junior Achievement Young Enterprise (JAYE) Start-Up Competition
Students at Saint Martin’s reading for the Diploma in Entrepreneurship are expected to set up teams of four to six students to participate in the JAYE Start-Up Programme. During the first workshop in October students are guided on innovative idea generation, and this sets into motion a very important aspect in education — building the ability of the individual student to work in a team. Throughout the programme, Belbin’s team roles are exposed through real life issues, and students start to recognize the realities of entrepreneurship.
Teams are guided through specialist workshops organised by JAYE and Saint Martin’s Institute on how to come up with innovative idea/s, and test these through a detailed SWOT, market appraisal via market research, and general feasibility through investigating and wherever possible building a prototype, and investigating the sourcing and financing of the startup. All this is a very steep learning curve, because students will be using what they learn in the classroom and applying it in real life. They will be learning all about setting and registering a limited liability company, how to focus on innovation using different tools such as the Business Model Canvas, designing and analysing a survey and carrying out secondary research using statistical knowledge they would have attained in their lectures. Teams are expected to learn how to develop a brand, design the brand’s assets, and come up with a three year financial forecast, break even analysis and what is required to market the product from inception of the idea, to the subsequent launch and growth of the product market share to register a profitable return to investors.
JAYE Start-Up Programme
Integrated as a project for the Diploma in Entrepreneurship
Saint Martin’s Institute has integrated the competition to the syllabus of the Diploma in Entrepreneurship to ‘contaminate’ the academic programme with real life scenarios judged by professional and experienced entrepreneurs and business leaders thus setting up professional parameters for the student teams. Whilst the possibility of winning the competition is a driving force, the actual completion of the full programme with no less than three live presentations in front of the panel of judges, asking questions raised and seeking to improve their business plan in every iteration, is a priceless learning opportunity in itself.
The Next Step for Celuna
Representing Malta Internationally in Riga, Latvia
Celuna will now represent Malta in the Junior Achievement Europe Enterprise Challenge 2018 to be held in Riga — Latvia, between the 25th and 27th of June.
SMI student team INTACT are the holders of the Junior Achievement Europe Enterprise Challenge ‘17
The holders of the Europe Enterprise Challenge 2017 are the Saint Martin’s Institute of Higher Education Student Team INTACT who overcame the challenge of 18 other European University teams in Helsinki, Finland in June 2017.
Saint Martin’s Institute of Higher Education has already proven itself year after year with students sitting for the University of London examinations, yet the academic team understand that employers are after employable skills such as working in a team, presentation and communication skills and time management — apart from proof of academic achievement. This is the primary reason behind the motivation of Saint Martin’s Institute to encourage students to participate in national and international competitions.
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Join the 2019–20 Diploma in Entrepreneurship
If you are serious in pursuing a career in business, or plan to set up your own firm, choose the school that has mentored student teams that one TWO consecutive JAYE Start-Up Malta Competitions. Successful completion of the Diploma in Entrepreneurship will lead you to read for a BSc (Hons) over an additional two academic years with human resources, international business or marketing as their specialisation — or opt for a general business administration undergraduate degree.
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Saint Martin’s Institute of Higher Education offers undergraduate diploma and degree programmes at MQF level 5 and level 6 to lead you to a career in business organisations and/or setting up your own business. Students who wish to participate in the JAYE Start-Up programme must follow either of the following Saint Martin’s Institute diplomas;
These qualifications will lead you to a two academic year programme for an undergraduate degree conferred by the University of London.
Saint Martin’s Institute of Higher Education is licensed by the NCFHE with license number 196 and is an Affiliate Teaching Institution for the University of London offering degrees conferred by the University of London for degrees that are under the academic direction of the London School of Economics and Political Science and the Royal Holloway.
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Saint Martin’s Institute of Higher Education accepts students who will be 17 years old by April 30th, 2019 and with four ordinary sec passes including Mathematics and English.
Students receive stipends and maintenance grants under the MGUS scheme.
The Institute accepts a maximum of 40 students every year for this Diploma in Entrepreneurship to guarantee the personal attention for each student, and thus an early application is recommended. Acceptance is on a first come first served.
Tuition Fees may be paid at €100 per month plus the GetQualified tax rebates under the SMIFlexiPay™ [Check for details].
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