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Students studying the MSc in Entrepreneurship and Management have raised almost £800 for The Rainbow Centre for Children as part of the Rainbow Centre £30 Turnaround Challenge. Students received an investment of £30 and were given 30 days to raise as much money for the charity as possible. The proceeds of the challenge will support local children and families affected by life threatening illness and bereavement.

The group worked in six small teams to organise a range of activities and fundraising events including a Thai dinner, quiz night, raffle, film night and a FIFA tournament. Hui Deng, Mile Ta and Zeliang Gu made up the team with the most profitable idea; they organised a sale of mixed fruit and yoghurt using berries and fruits which matched with the colours of the rainbow.

Dr Orietta Marsilli, Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Director of Studies for the MSc in Entrepreneurship and Management, commented:
"I was delighted to see how enthusiastically students took the £30 turnaround challenge, and how well they worked together to raise an impressive amount of money for the Rainbow Centre for Children. They showed an impressive ability to bootstrap resources and a readiness to change plans when things didn't go as expected. It is a great start to the new programme."

Deborah Hill, Fundraising & Finance Director for The Rainbow Centre for Children, said:
“Congratulations to the six teams of students who took the Rainbow Centre £30 Turnaround Challenge. The creative juices were certainly flowing, with the most profitable team making colourful, healthy and delicious fruit yoghurts which, we are told, even the boys found yummy! Between them they raised an impressive £781.93 which will enable the Rainbow Centre to provide 26 therapy sessions for children. Tomorrow’s entrepreneurs are great philanthropists too!”

Notes to Editors

The Bath MSc in Entrepreneurship and Management is a 12-month Masters programme combining core management training with an appreciation and awareness of entrepreneurship. Modules include Technology Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Finance, as well as important fundamentals such as Marketing, Economics, and Strategic Management.

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The School of Management is one of the UK's leading business schools. Currently ranked 1st for Student Experience (Times Higher Education 2015) and 1st for Business Studies (The Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2016), we are a leading centre for management research - placed 8th in the UK in the latest REF2014.

We are one of a select number of international business schools accredited by EQUIS, the European Foundation for Management Development's quality inspectorate and the Bath MBA has been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) since 1976.

The centrality of research to teaching is an essential feature of all our programmes. The School offers a full range of programmes from undergraduate to postgraduate up to PhD level and post-experience programmes including the world-ranked Bath MBA. The School also provides tailored executive development programmes for middle and senior management.

The School of Management has a faculty of over 100 teaching and research staff, including visiting academics, with a professional support team of around 90 managerial and administrative staff. Research income averages £2 million per annum. There are approximately 2,400 students in total comprising some 150 MBA students, over 500 Master’s students, 250 full- and part-time research students, and over 1500 undergraduates following BSc degrees.