Student enterprise

The University of Surrey's Student Enterprise offers a variety of opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate students to develop the enterprising spirit that is both valued by employers and vital if you want to start your own business.

Bayo Akinmejiwa

BSc Business Management with Entrepreneurship, class of 2016

Former President of the Entrepreneur Society, Founder of ‘We are Millennials’.

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Dimitar Kutsarov and Yousef Sadik

Electronic Engineering, PhD student and Chemistry, PhD student

Co-founders of Bike Bros, Student Enterprise.

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How it works

The University of Surrey‘s supportive environment for young entrepreneurs is reflected in our membership of SETsquared, a collaboration with the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter and Southampton. SETsquared supports the growth and success of new business opportunities through spin-outs, licensing and incubation. It also works with industry through research collaboration and consultancy.

We run events, workshops and development programmes to support young entrepreneurs to develop their skills and their business ideas. The annual Enterprise Summer School is delivered in partnership with the University for the Creative Arts, and is open to students and alumni of both establishments.

There are opportunities too for businesses and entrepreneurs to work with our dynamic and enterprising students.

Activities week

Most undergraduate students in Surrey Business School will 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.

Space for your business

The University provides a range of spaces designed to support entrepreneurs as they develop their businesses. The Enterprise Centre is a campus based office incubator where students and alumni can develop and pilot their business. Studio offers retail incubator space and Food Kiosk is used by students to test catering business ideas.

The Hub is dedicated office space within Surrey Business School set aside for the use of our student enterprise societies and the ventures they are supporting.

Surrey Incubation is based in the Surrey Technology Centre on the University’s Research Park and offers exceptional business support for high-tech start-ups with the potential for high-growth.

Support and funding

Crowd funding

The University, in collaboration with the Student Enterprise Team, Alumni and Development Office, Student’s Union and Surrey Business School, has partnered with crowd funding experts Crowdfunder to launch Surrey’s very own crowd funding platform. Any University of Surrey student/group of students, staff member, club or society within the University can use the online platform.

Student societies

Surrey Entrepreneurs

Surrey Entrepreneurs is a student-led organisation that aims to develop world-changing people through entrepreneurship. Whether you want to increase your employability, start your own venture or simply have a good time, everyone is welcome to contribute at Surrey Entrepreneurs.

Enactus

Enactus is a community of students, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. Enactus members develop their entrepreneurial and enterprise skills in a way that benefits their future career and their community. Students from all subjects take part and form teams to develop projects that are sustainable and have economic benefits for others.

Contact us

Find us

Address
Surrey Business School
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
University of Surrey
Guildford
Surrey
GU2 7XH