Student Enterprise at Surrey

Support, encouragement and skills development for enterprising students

Starting your own business – is it for you? Enterprise Skills Ladder Workshop, Wednesday 29 October 530-7 pm LTA

200451593-001Unsure if you want to start your own venture?  Need help to decide?  Then this informative workshop is for you.

Janet Preston from Cold Fuzion will guide you through the workshop.

By the end of the workshop, you will have:-

1.  Looked at the factors you need to consider when starting a business

2.  Been introduced to planning and decision making techniques

3.  Understood your attitude to risk and been introduced to risk assessment techniques

The workshop will take place on Wednesday 29 October, 5:30-7:00 pm, Lecture Theatre A.

To book you place, please email

£750,000 Student IP Competition Launched

A new competition has just been launched by the Intellectual Property Office that will enable University students to bid for a share of a £750,000 fund. The competition has been designed to encourage the practical use of intellectual property. The StudentshIP Enterprise Awards will provide funding, ranging from £10,000 up to £100,000, for university projects […]

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 […]

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