Enactus (formerly known as Students in Free Enterprise, or SIFE) is an international not-for-profit organisation with a global network of over 66,500 university students in 36 countries. Students collaborate with leaders in business and academia by taking entrepreneurial action to create projects which empower their communities and society through positive social change.
Each year, teams from various universities across Australia compete against each other at the National Conference and Championships by presenting their projects to a panel of judges, culminating with the winning team representing Australia at the Enactus World Cup.
Enactus UNSW is now one of the largest student organisations at UNSW, with members ranging over 6 faculties and 20 disciplines. Originally established in 2000, the organisation quickly grew to over 90 active members within the first few years.
- Enactus UNSW is a team-based activity – volunteers will be a member of a team that represents UNSW within the community and the Enactus network, directly contributing to the positive reputation of the university with each success volunteers have.
- They will also represent UNSW in competition with other universities at the national level and if successful, volunteers will have the once in a lifetime chance to compete for a world championship against the best teams in the world.
- As volunteers go about the process of building a team, developing projects, finding funding, overcoming obstacles and adversity and participating in a competition, they will develop the kinds of bonds and friendships that can last a lifetime.
How to get involved
- Applications to become an Enactus member open at the beginning of every Semester.
- Recruitment is filtered through an online application process, then a face-to-face interview to determine their suitability for the role they applied for.
- Executive Team Members are elected into their positions at the Annual General Meeting (AGM).
- Collaborative Social Innovator
- Executive Team Member
- Project Leader
Members who were successful in the interview stage of our recruitment are required to attend a mandatory induction day at the beginning of each semester, where they will receive information about our organisation and their roles. Further training is provided when they are allocated into their respective teams, with frequent skills development training on the job.
All year round. Commitment averages at least 5 hours per week for Participants, which rises up to at least 10 hours per week for Executive Team Members and Project Leaders.
- Accredited by UNSW Advantage = Yes
(For recognition on Australia Higher Education Graduation Statement)
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For more information about co-curricular activities, see UNSW Advantage.