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Scale to new business heights at Plas Y Brenin.

Santander Universities UK is giving 10 lucky University of Chester students the opportunity to enjoy both business sessions and adrenaline sports at the famous mountaineering venue of Plas Y Brenin, National Outdoor Centre, in the heart of Snowdonia National Park.

The Venture Adventure aims to develop entrepreneurial thought and action, helping to turn business ideas into a reality, through a memorable mix of interactive talks and activities including kayaking, open boating, stand-up paddle boarding, raft building, indoor and outdoor climbing and abseiling, this August.

The competition closes on June 1 and entrants just need to be a University of Chester student with a business idea to apply. To find out more, please visit the competition web page at:

The Venture Adventure has been organised with Chester Business School, which has a dedicated entrepreneurship module supporting students to start their own business as part of their degree. 

Dr Henry Sidsaph, Lecturer at the University of Chester Business School, said: “We are dedicated to fostering a culture of entrepreneurial endeavour at Chester, and we are grateful to Santander Universities for all the support they provide to our enterprising students.

“The University of Chester Venture Adventure offers an unforgettable experience and is an example of a partnership that brings about many opportunities for our students through mentorship, learning and backing, to help transform ideas into feasible new ventures.”

Robert Simmonds, Deputy Relationship Director at Santander Universities UK added: “It is a tremendous pleasure for us to be part of the journey for such inspiring students and help them progress towards their goals.

“The entries are already coming in and we look forward to reading them all and choosing the winners. To be able to see the vision and passion, and help take students on their next steps in business through the Venture Adventure, is an extremely rewarding, incredible experience.”

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