The student Christmas market has become an annual event at the university. Past markets have seen huge success, with over 1,500 visitors attending last year. The markets aren’t all about buying and selling though, there is also live music and dancing to keep you entertained whilst you browse.
The B-Enterprising team are the masterminds behind the Christmas Markets and they describe the markets as ‘an excellent chance to develop your enterprise skills and earn money at the same time!’ If you’re completing the Bangor Employability Award consider that another reason to take part, as you would gain 15xp for running a stall!
This year’s market will be held on Friday the 6th December in PJ Hall, Main Arts.
Having taken part in two of the past markets, I really enjoyed myself and would urge others to do the same, not only as a way of getting your produce into the public eye but also as a great experience for any future entrepreneur. As a crafter I found the experience very useful with regards to getting customer feedback and being able to sell face-to-face with customers, as well as enjoying the chance to make some festive themed products. Overall it was a lot of fun and a fantastic way to make some pennies in time for all that Christmas shopping.
With such high footfall it’s not an opportunity to be missed!
You can find the application for a stall online; see the B-enterprising website or their Facebook page. During the application you will be asked to describe your goods/services and ‘sell’ yourself to the deciding team. All applications must be completed by Friday the 8th November.