Student Enterprise at Surrey

Support, encouragement and skills development for enterprising students

SETsquared award winner enters the boardroom in The Apprentice

Battling it out against the other 19 tenacious contestants on the BBC programme this series is Soloman Akhtar, winner of this year’s ‘Graduate Start-up Award’ at the SETsquared student enterprise awards for his company, Instabear. Instabear offers a live feed service for events, monitoring hashtags and providing print outs of event guests photos. It also […]

Enterprise Skills Ladder Workshop – Ideas Generation – Sign up today

The next Enterprise Skills Ladder workshop on Ideas Generation will take place on Wednesday  22 October  in Lecture Theatre J between 5:30-7 pm.

This will be lead by Nigel Biggs, our Entrepreneur-in-Residence.

Learn how to come up with good ideas for a business or social enterprise. Learn how to plan it and evaluate… it in one hour? Would it work? Would it make money?  Work in random mixed teams on the night and win £100 there and then for the best plan!

This is a vital session to attend if you want to enter the £1000 Business Plan Challenge  on 26 November or the Santander Global Student Challenge for £5000 in prizes next semester.

Student Enterprise to attend the Autumn Careers and Placement Fair

The Student Enterprise Team will be at the Autumn Careers and Placement Fair  on Thursday 16 October between 3-630 pm on PATS Field.  Come along and see us! We will be able to give you information on all the Student Enterprise iniatives including: Training opportunities such as The Enterprise Skills Ladder Workshops Funding opportunities such […]

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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