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Start It Up Workshops

Start growing your enterprise, employability and business skills with Northumbria’s Start It Up workshop series, designed to help become more employable and if you have a business idea, you will be ready to take your idea from concept to a trading business.  

Whether you’re wanting to develop enterprise and employability skills or researching an idea or are in the early stage of business venture, this workshop series is tailored to help ensure you’ve got every business-base covered and put you in a great position to be make your venture a success. You will gain enterprise and employability skills to ensure you stand out of the crowd when researching graduate roles.

You may be a current student or recent graduate ready to start-up and be your own boss or want to gain enterprise skills, whatever your reason, apply for your place on this programme.  

We are looking for individuals who are ready to develop key skills or are considering self-employment. If you are accepted onto the workshop series we'll expect you to attend the majority of workshops and also engage in support from the Student and Graduate Enterprise team, by attending more events or business/freelancing start up.


This series covers key topics each week delivered by external advisers who are experts in their fields. The Student and Graduate Enterprise team have significant experience in skill development, helping start ups and have helped several of Northumbria’s student and graduate businesses to start and grow. 

If you're are unable to commit to the workshop series, please contact the Student and Graduate Enterprise team to discuss the other types of support and events available to you. You might be interested in a 1-2-1 discussion about your idea or using Northumbria's Incubator space to run your business venture from. Email the team to find out more.

Date Time
Session Title
25th October 2023  14:15-16:30  Don't be scared to network and perfect your pitch
1st November 2023  14:30-16:30  Finding your 'why' and defining your value
8th November 2023  14:30-16:30  Brand Scape: Crafting your company’s identity
15th November 2023  14:00-16:00  Finance Basics
22nd November 2023  14:30-16:30  Keeping it legal 
29th November 2023  14:30-16:30  Nailing down your customers and knowing your competitors
6th November 2023  14:30-16:30  Getting the price you want and website quick wins
13th December 2023 14:30-16:30 Creating your digital footprint - social media success             

It is preferred that students attend all sessions, these sessions will be held on campus at Newcastle.


No matter your area of study, we're looking for individuals who are wanting to immerse themselves into the world of enterprise and skill development. The most important thing is that you're serious about skill development.  

Places are limited and attendance to majority of sessions is crucial, you will receive support from the Student and Graduate Enterprise team.

Applications for semester one workshops have now closed. 




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