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Enter A World of Enterprise

27th November 2020 | 3:30 pm - 9:00pm| AND |28th November| 9:30am - 5:00pm

The Virtual Enterprise Weekend. 

Challenge yourself this November. Apply for your chance to attend the Enterprise Weekend; a unique and popular event on campus which sees students come together to collaborate on a challenge, only this time from the comfort of your own home. 

For the first time we're taking our event online to equip you with the skills and knowledge to get you thinking creatively and develop an entrepreneurial mindset.

This free, two-day workshop is open to all students and will see you explore ideas to find out what's involved when launching a business, working freelance or being an enterprising employee. 

During the workshop you will:

  • Consider and create innovative solutions to challenges
  • Work collaboratively on a business concept to create and test ideas
  • Apply your expertise and skills to develop an idea and support your group
  • Gain knowledge of the key areas you need to consider when starting-up

Our events are popular therefore places are limited and will be offered based on your application. Enter a world of Enterprise by clicking the button below to apply for your place to Northumbria's first virtual Enterprise Weekend.


When and where

Friday 27 November at 3:30pm - 9pm and Saturday 28 November at 9:30am - 5:00pm.

Live on Blackboard Collaborate.

Applications close on Tuesday 17 November at midnight.

What to expect

You’ll participate in interactive workshops designed and delivered by four expert industry professionals to help you gain a unique insight into how to generate new ideas and take them from concept to creation. Meet, collaborate and compete with like-minded students from different programmes and share your skills whilst learning from others. 

What we expect from you

We hope you'll be open minded to thinking creatively, have a desire to learn and apply your skills or knowledge, no matter the subject to enhance your team. All you need is a laptop or computer to join us virtually.


Who can apply

Passionate students from across the university of all levels and all subjects can apply for a place. From designers to developers, engineers to environmentalists, sports students to scientists, business students to budding writers, cyber security to luxury brand managers, and everything else in between! Our Enterprise Weekends work best with cross-faculty collaboration to create teams of different-thinkers with varied skill sets.

If you want to immerse in enterprise, challenge yourself, learn new skills and experience something different, then this event is for you!

What if you don't have an idea or don't want to start your own business?

Enterprise isn't just about starting a business. It's also about developing transferable skills that are valuable in any career. This event is relevant for both those who want to find out more about self-employment and have aspirations to start-up as well as for those who want to be an enterprising employee. The workshop will provide you with the skills employers are looking for such as leadership qualities, problem solving, innovative thinking and commercial awareness.

What you'll need

A laptop and an open-mindset, ready for a challenge.

Patience in the event of technical issues.

If after reading this you still have any further questions please email the Student and Graduate Enterprise team

Create. Explore. Start-up.


This event is funded by Santander Universities.


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