Student & Graduate Enterprise

Logo ERDF_Col _LandscapeSge _offersStudent and Graduate Enterprise is a unique service providing free enterprise skills workshops and start up support across the University’s community of students and recent graduates. 

We specialise in assisting a wide range of enterprises in starting up their own business or becoming self-employed and also offer enterprise workshops and Enterprise Placements.

Northumbria University is ranked first in the UK for graduate start-ups based on estimated turnover. (HEBCIS 2015/16). Northumbria has supported the development of more than 120 companies since 2012. The total number of companies supported employ over 1,000 staff and have a combined turnover of £69 million.



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Start-up Hatchery

Student and Graduate Enterprise can provide free office space in our Business Start-up Hatchery. The space will include free ICT, telephone access and other facilities such as free access to meeting rooms.

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Success Stories

Gospelware Ltd is a mobile application design and development studio set up by Northumbria graduate Michael Dunn with his business partner Ryan Davies. Support provided by Student and Graduate Enterprise staff and from specialist business mentors resulted in the creation of a business plan.

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Enterprise Placements

We offer an enterprise placement option for students with a placement option as part of their degree programme.

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Enterprise Skills Workshops

We strongly believe in developing students’ enterprise skills through workshops, competitions and events throughout the year which are free to attend.

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Enterprise Education

Accredited study modules and programmes at Northumbria University can help you better understand small business enterprise. Some undergraduate enterprise modules are ‘generic’ – intended to be studied by students from any discipline background.

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SparkTank Business Accelerator

Could you be an entrepreneur? SPARKTANK is a new programme in the Newcastle upon Tyne area sponsored by Newcastle Business School. It is a free, 10-week business start-up accelerator based in Gateshead’s vibrant Baltic Business Quarter.

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Kick Start your Career or Own Business Event

In 12 hours you will develop key skills for your CV, challenge yourself and who knows, perhaps be on the way to starting your own business!

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