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Explore entrepreneurship

Learn new skills, join our thriving enterprise community and find your startup idea.

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You don’t need any experience, everyone is welcome, no matter what you’re studying. Whether you don’t have a clue where to start or you have too many ideas to choose from. Give entrepreneurship a go.

We offer a calendar packed full of events, competitions with cash-prizes and programmes with structured support. Meet a business adviser, find funding and meet like-minded peers in our thriving entrepreneurial community.

While you can dive in at any point below are some suggestions for the best starting point.


Startup Basics - Wednesday 28th June 

You have a startup idea, what now?

Come along to this event with your startup idea – no matter how early and we’ll help get your idea into shape. We’ll cover the Lean Canvas, value proposition, customer discovery, public speaking and validation. Come with your startup idea and leave with a strategy on how to test it in the marketplace. Multiple dates available, taking place in the Student Enterprise Hub 10am - 3pm. 

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Startup Builder - Wednesday 12th July 

Build, develop, grow.

Develop your startup idea further and learn more about making a prototype, an MVP, pitching, building a team and setting SMART goals. By the end of this workshop you’ll be able to explain your business idea to others, decide on how to create and develop your product or service, and reach out to competitions to share your idea with potential investors and clients. Multiple dates available, taking place in the Student Enterprise Hub 10am - 3pm. 

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This support programme is designed to empower those student entrepreneurs who identify as female to succeed. Hear from inspiring guest speakers at the monthly meet-ups alongside this network of supportive women. (You do not need an idea or any experience for this event).

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Enter your early-stage idea into our Business Ideas Competition and you could win a share of £500. All you have to do is describe your idea, tell us what makes it special, what stage you're at and who are the potential customers. It's that simple. Deadline 21st April. 

Apply now 

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