Student Enterprise at Surrey

Support, encouragement and skills development for enterprising students

Are you interested in obtaining funding to set up your own business?

Business Enterprise Student Support Scheme (BESSS) is open to most students currently at University of Surrey.  BESSS can provide up to £5000 funding to progress an initiative to start or develop an entrepreneurial activity.  The money could be used for research, creating prototypes, market analysis, travel or anything else the scheme panel considers relevant to […]


Bike Bros now open at the Studio

Bike Bros is a brand new business now operating out of the Studio on the Stag Hill Campus.  You will be able to get your biked repaired and be able to buy bicycles and an exciting range of accessories.  “Fix Your Bike Fridays” will take place every Friday between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  Bike Bros is the brainchild of two postgraduates:  Dimitar Kutsarov and Yousif Sadik.  Many of you will already know about Be Dutch! This is also run by Yousif who supplies quality Dutch bicycles and accessories in the Studio and online.  If you are unable to come along to “Fix Your Bike Friday” which runs every Friday between 10am – 2 pm, then please contact Dimitar and Yousif to make by appointment.  Their contact details are as follows;

Enterprise Skills Ladder – All About You Wednesday 15 October 5:30-7:00 pm LTA

Enterprise Skills ladder workshops are run by Student Enterprise in collaboration with the University’s  Careers service.  The worlshops are aimed at undergraduates and postgraduates who are interested in starting their own business. The workshops are also open to staff.

Using a recognised profiling methodology, this workshop is designed to give you an insight into your personality preferences and behaviour.

By the end of the workshop you will have:-

  • Identified your personality type using the Myers Briggs type indicator
  • Developed an understanding of which personality traits and behaviours are desirable for an entrepreneur
  • Identified personal areas for development to enhance your entrepreneurial  capabilities
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