Entrepreneurship

With the University Student Enterprise programme you can gain the skills to start your own business, develop your creative spirit and build your expertise for future employment.

This programme is free and open to all of our students.

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Benefits

  • Improve your personal development
  • Gain transferable skills (idea generation, public speaking and business communication)
  • Improve your employability
  • Start your own business
  • Work alongside existing businesses
  • Conduct market research
  • Access to dedicated training, mentoring and office spaces
  • Access to funding opportunities to help you get your idea up and running
  • Opportunity to attend workshops and enterprise challenges

Experience entrepreneurship first-hand

See how Tomas Jancarek started his journey with us and set up his own business, Infinite Quest.

    Facilities

    We have a host of dedicated spaces on campus to students taking part in our Student Enterprise programme.

    Enterprise Cube

    The Studio is a dedicated incubator space for student and alumni businesses. It offers a collaborative office space, for you to work alongside other businesses and gain real life experience; of what it is like to run your own business in a safe supportive environment.

    Innovation Cube

    The space is a flexible presentation suite, meeting room and idea generation space. It has been created to allow students to develop their business from idea to launch. Additionally, all of Student Enterprise workshops will be run out of this space.

    Dimitar Kutsarov

    "The University encourages an entrepreneurial spirit and drive; I have found the financial and extended business support very useful."

    Dimitar Kutsarov, PhD Electronic Engineering

    Events

    We offer a range of activities and challenges to give you a taste of enterprise. These include: events, workshops and development programmes.

    Activities Week

    Many of our undergraduate students take part in Activities Week at least once in each academic year. The week of intensive practical activities, workshops and competitions is designed to develop your personal, business and enterprise skills and give you the opportunity to put into practice the theory learnt in lectures and seminars.

    Enterprise Summer School

    We offer an intensive three-day introduction to the world of enterprise. During this time, you will:

    • Explore the basics of developing a business idea
    • Develop practical business skills to enhance your employability
    • Receive guidance and support from business experts
    • Build your network with other like-minded students and successful entrepreneurs.