Business Advice

UCL Advances’ business advisors can give expert, practical and confidential advice to students and recent alumni*, whatever their business status.

Need support for your business? Want a sounding board or a fresh perspective? Come and talk to UCL Advances’ business advisors. 

At UCL Advances, our business advisers can provide students (undergraduate and postgraduate) and recent alumni* with support to start, build and grow their businesses. Our advice is impartial, confidential and practical – we’re known for no nonsense, pragmatic guidance that fully takes your personal aspirations and goals into account. 

Whatever stage your business is at – whether you’re planning it or its already been operating for some time – our business advisors can help.  

Among the issues we provide guidance on are: 

  • Business Planning 
  • Cash-flow forecasting 
  • Competition analysis 
  • Marketing and promotion 

We have access to numerous contacts and resources, as well as knowledge of a range of initiatives such as competitions, mentoring, funding programmes and investment opportunities. 

Setting up and keeping a business going can sometimes be hard. We know it feels like a labyrinthine process, and that entrepreneurship can have its pitfalls and hazards. We’re on hand to listen and help you identify all your problems. We’re experts at the territory and can help you negotiate it successfully.

To request a meeting, complete the Business Idea Form and email it to

* within 12 months of graduation