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Kickstart your own business with the Student and Graduate Enterprise Service

Are you a recent graduate interested in setting up your own business or ready to embark on a freelancing career? Have you started your own business or are self-employed? If you graduated from Northumbria University within the last five years, then we can help support you with your business development.

The Student & Graduate Enterprise Service is a unique service within the University providing students and graduates with start-up support and skills training. Northumbria University is ranked number one in the UK for graduate start-ups based upon estimated turnover and has held this position for four of the last five years (HEBCIS 2016/17). We have helped create 127 new businesses since 2012 and have supported the development of more than 200 companies, who have created a total of 1,089 jobs and have a combined turnover of £80.3million (HEBCIS 2016/17).

You can read about one of the Service's successful graduate entrepreneurs, Wajeeha Husain, who has gone on to set up her own chocolate-making business, Chocolateeha, with assistance of the team here. To kick-start your business and find out more about the support available click here or contact the team at


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