Panel Info
Unique IDSU0157
Application Details
Entrant Club(s):The Investment Society
Entry completed by:Kate Woollett
Club Role:Vice-President
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Category SelectionReminder that events and initiatives must have occurred in the eligible period: 7 September 2020 to 12 September 2021
Which category is this nomination for?Best New Initiative or Event 2021
Name of event or initiative:How to Invest in Property at a Young Age
Brief overview of the event or initiative:

We had along Rory Diver and Ben Cant from PMG to speak to students and other young people about starting to invest in the property market. PMG are an established property fund management company specialising in commercial and industrial properties.

What were the aims of the event or initiative?

The aim of the event was to provide students and other young people with some insight into what starting out or getting into the property market at a young age could look like. It was an area of investing that we hadn’t yet providing any events or workshops about, so it was exciting to be able to offer something new to members.

How did you make it happen?

Working with our sponsors PMG, our great executive team, and the UCSA/Bentleys staff everything came together on the night to provide a great event for our members. PMG provided a bunch of support with two speakers, slides/presentation, and marketing material. Though none of our events would be a success without the continued support of our dedicated and engaged member base.

How did you make it better?

This was the first time we had run this event, yet we drew on our experiences from other similar style events. We did have Ben from PMG come to have a look at possible venues so that they could choose what they thought would work best for them. Also, providing the event through Zoom to reach more people was an improvement.

How did you show your commitment to sustainability?

Our commitment to sustainability as a club is shown through hosting many of our events on campus, by doing this we are able to take advantage of UCSA catering. This significantly reduces the use of single use cups and plates. We also provide access to all of the slides for our events such as tutorials online to reduce printing.