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16 November 2016
Students with a business proposition had five minutes to present their idea to a panel of experts in order to progress to the next round of the Business Enterprise Student Support Scheme (BESSS) competition, where they stand to win £5000 to support their business plan.
1 July 2016
The Enterprise Summer School, held by Student Enterprise in partnership with the University for the Creative Arts, entered its eleventh successful year and kicked off with students listening to inspiring speeches from local entrepreneurs.
22 March 2016
Santander has announced the winners of its ‘Big Ideas’ competition, set up to identify transformational ideas to overcome some of the key technological issues and bring digital innovation to the financial industry, at an awards ceremony last night in London.
9 March 2016
Two student entrepreneurs successfully pitched for our £5,000 Business Enterprise Student Support Scheme (BESSS) award to help them develop their businesses further.
20 January 2016
More entrepreneurship success for 2014 Enterprise Summer School graduate and fashion designer, Dodi Kazma.
17 December 2015
Civil Engineering student Lily Webb has helped to design a winning idea: a unique wearable band that keeps the user safe on construction sites.
18 November 2015
Ever imagined what banking in the future could look like? Take part in Santander Universities Big Ideas competition and you could win a share of £20,000 and the opportunity to develop your idea with engagement from Santander’s Innovation team.
10 November 2015
The University of Surrey's crowdfunding platform is launched for 2015/16.
13 August 2015
A new Legal Advice Scheme will be offered by RHW Solicitors to University of Surrey students starting their own business.
8 July 2015
Our fast-paced Enterprise Summer School took place on 24-26 June 2015 with great results.
26 May 2015
University of Surrey student business 'Red Gap' in top 9 out of 300 start ups in the UK
21 May 2015
A one day inspirational minibus tour visiting 6 Social Enterprises in Surrey
5 May 2015
Researchers offered the opportunity to work on a business with an ethical heart.
23 April 2015
Enactus Surrey success at the Enactus National Competition!
23 April 2015
Nine scholarships worth £5000 each are available for Surrey researchers to attend the prestigious SETsquared Researcher to Innovator course. Applications are now open!
22 April 2015
Kingston University is hosting a free workshop for small and medium sized enterprises interested in expanding into China on Friday 24th April.
21 April 2015
A team of University of Surrey students wins 2nd place at the National Apprentice Challenge 2015.
21 April 2015
Applications for funding for your business close on 21st April 2015!
3 February 2015
National Apprentice Challenge is an award-winning enterprise competition for ambitious students. For two weeks, teams of four students will go through practical business tasks, develop their entrepreneurial mindset and improve their employability skills. During the competition, students will focus on idea generation, business strategy, product development, pitching, marketing and business planning. In order to offer them a reality-based experience, the students will design & promote a product to a real audience, pitch & receive feedback from real investors and apply their strategic thinking by running a virtual business.
Inspired by The Apprentice TV Show and Lord You Enterprise for All” Report, NAC aims to empower students to engage with entrepreneurship in a practical way and learn-by-doing.
3 February 2015
Want to raise money for a new idea, activity or a project? University of Surrey's crowdfunding platform enables students, staff, clubs or societies to ask for financial support and investment towards projects and activities from a wide community of supporters – ‘a crowd’. This is a collaborative initiative between the Alumni and Development Office, the Student Enterprise Team, Student Union and Surrey Business School.
27 January 2015
The Ninth Annual Enterprise Summer School will take place from Wednesday 24 June through to Friday 26 June at G Live in Guildford.
22 January 2015
Second-year MEng Aerospace Engineering student Michel Mesquita has won one of the Surrey Business Enterprise Student Support Scheme prizes
20 January 2015
How to Get Hired Live gives you access to talks and workshops you won’t find on campus including enhancing your soft skills, how to be a great intern,building your personal brand, making you commercially aware and using social media to get ahead in your career.
12 January 2015
The International Social Enterprise Challenge is sponsored by Santander. Your team could win £1000 with a further £1000 being donated to the charity involved.
22 December 2014
The UK Trade and Investment and the Economist Intelligence Unit have just published a report confirming that setting up a business is the top career choice for 18 to 25 years olds across the world.
11 December 2014
Students from University of Surrey prove their entrepreneurial spirit and win the Semi-Final of a national enterprise competition - Student SimChallenge
4 December 2014
Three Young Enterprise Teams from the University of Surrey will be selling their wares at the Rotary Club Christmas Fair that takes place on Saturday, 13 December, 2014 between 10:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Royal Grammar School located at the top of the High Street in Guildford. Come along and support our enterprising students and buy some Christmas presents at the same time.
10 November 2014
6 November 2014
Crowdfunding is coming to the University of Surrey!
4 November 2014
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Calling all budding film makers? Your chance to win £150 and the opportunity to create a video for Student Enterprise for a one-off fee.
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28 August 2014
The Business Enterprise Student Support Scheme (BESSS) is open to most students currently at University of Surrey. The scheme can provide up to £5000 funding to progress an initiative to start or develop an entrepreneurial activity. The deadline for Winter applications is Friday 31 October, 2014.
7 August 2014
Are you a budding enterprising fashionista? Then you may be interested in a Startup Fashion Pitch Competition being held at the next Decoded Fashion Summit in Milan this coming October.
22 July 2014
Studio based on Stag Hill campus is available for any student who wishes to set up a retail enterprise. The Studio has been used as a retail space for selling candles, cameras, bicycles, clothes arts and crafts as well being a base for hairdressing businesses. Most recently, the Studio proved to be the ideal venue for budding artistic enterprises and has been successfully used by two inspiring start ups: ProArté and HauArtsy.
17 July 2014
Do you have a passion for entrepreneurship that you would like to share with others and make things happen?
Are you interested in helping enterprising students develop their business ideas?
Then this could be the opportunity you have been waiting for!
Student Enterprise in conjunction with the Surrey Business School are delighted to announce the availability of two unique opportunities for those interested in studying either the MBA or MSC in Entrepreneurship at the University of Surrey. Final year undergraduate students from the Surrey Business School can also apply. These not-to-be-missed opportunities consist of a £3,000 scholarship towards course fees combined with working on a part-time basis to promote enterprise within the University.
1 July 2014
Sarah Hau, one of our budding entrepreneurs is introducing the University of Surrey to Art Jamming which will take place at the Studio on Saturday 12 July, 2014 between 1900-2300
23 June 2014
The 8th Annual Enterprise Summer School drew to a close on Friday 20 June following three intense packed days of hands-on enterprise-related topics and tasks.
18 June 2014
25 delegates, an impressive team of guest entrepreneurs and mentors, fantastic venues and an exciting packed programme - Must be the 2014 Enterprise Summer School
10 June 2014
Our band of inspirational nominees went along to the 2014 SETsquared Awards which took place on Thursday 5 June at the University of Exeter.
19 May 2014
The new deadline for applications for the SETsquared Researcher 2 Innovator Programme 2014 has been extended to Wednesday 28 May, 2014.
12 May 2014
We are proud to confirm the 2014 SETsquared Award Nominations from the University of Surrey: Violet Palmer, Yousif Sadik, Josh Wright and Guillem Ross and Daniel Speller.
6 May 2014
The 8th Annual Enterprise Summer School will take place at G Live between 18-20 June 2014. The challenging, innovative and inspiring event is open to all enterprising students from the University of Surrey and the University of the Creative Arts who dream of starting their own business.
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15 August 2013
Award winning innovation company Thoughtified announced today that it has been acquired by the ai Corporation, a leading provider of advanced products for fraud detection, for an undisclosed amount.
15 August 2013
University of Surrey BESSS grant winner, Violet Palmer, discusses the Think Young Entrepreneurship Summer School (ESS) in Brussels
13 August 2013
A company set up by one enterprising student that will radically improve the care for those living with traumatic injuries, has won a national award.