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HIGHBURY College’s Enterprise Society has been awarded £5,000 by the National Association of College & University Enterprises (NACUE).

The students competed in the annual ‘Innovation Fund’ finals to win the award, which was held at the Google Campus in London.

The success was based on proposals for two new phone apps, named ‘D-DAT’, aimed at the safer use of mobile phones.

Wendy Funnell, head of entrepreneurship at Highbury College in Portsmouth, said: ‘Our students have shown real commitment and passion to win this award.’

AS-level student Robbie Close, part of the winning team, said: ‘It was a great opportunity to meet other enterprise societies and share ideas.’

The money will be spent on a range of student enterprise projects across the college, including setting up a student-led event management company.