Learn about the fundamentals of the business world to support your career development.

Our extensive programme of learning, training, networking and support opportunities will help you launch the next step of your entrepreneurial journey.

Learning the business world basics at UCL Advances is a guaranteed way to establish a firm foundation for career success.

“I got to understand every area of the business: fulfilment, research and development, business development and dealing with suppliers. At the time MavRx were doing something quite similar to what I wanted to do, so I was able to learn from them before I did it myself."
Ian Campbell, Founder, Aero Forza, UCL Student and participant of the Summer Internship Programme.

Our programmes

  • Advances’ Idea Accelerator 2016 8-week part-time summer programme for aspiring entrepreneurs looking to start their business.

  • App Lab The latest apps curated for you to enjoy both the silly and studious sides of university life.

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

  • Career Development Programme for PhD Researchers A series of programmes dedicated to boosting the professional development of UCL’s PhD researchers.

  • China UK Challenge A Challenge that encourages joint business ventures between China and the UK, giving entrepreneurs unique cross-country opportunities.

  • Citrus Saturday Citrus Saturday gives young people the chance to learn about entrepreneurship by running their own business with support from student ...

  • CleanTech Challenge The CleanTech challenge is a global competition for innovative clean technology business ideas.

  • Consulting Skills A full-time one-week programme designed to equip participants with the skills required to engage and collaborate with businesses as a ...

  • Enterprise Bootcamp Learn the basics of modern business in a free bootcamp from UCL Advances.

  • Entrepreneurial Skills Training Entrepreneurial Skills Training is a fully-funded series of skills workshops aimed at SMEs to help take your business from good ...

  • Entrepreneurship Guest Lectures A diverse programme of guest lectures from leading entrepreneurs and investors.

  • Growth Builder A business growth programme designed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs and powered by public and private partnerships.

  • INTER-CEP A valuable new database that documents enterprise policy and intervention

  • INTER-CEP Symposium Series A half-day series dedicated to dismantling entrepreneurship policy fashions, trends and buzzwords.

  • Knowledge Exchange Associates Bridge the gap between PhD research and hands-on business development.

  • Knowledge Exchange Collaboration Become part of a specialist knowledge exchange collaboration between UCL and SMEs.

  • LBS Electives Acquire or enhance business-related skills at London Business School.

  • Leadership Skills A 4-week half-day programme that exposes participants to the challenges of leading within business and academia

  • London Entrepreneurship Online London Entrepreneurship Online is a free entrepreneurship education video resource from UCL that supports entrepreneurship teaching and training.

  • Mobile Academy Find out everything you need to build a business for mobile in this intensive and hands-on ten-week masterclass.

  • Secondments Giving UCL staff a chance to promote engagement in knowledge transfer through secondments. 

  • Short Courses for Entrepreneurs Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training in key business areas in a dynamic, engaging learning environment.

  • Student Consultancy Projects Boost your CV and gain hands-on consultancy experience with some of London’s most exciting SMEs. 

  • Summer Internship Programme for Students 2016 A great opportunity for students who want to gain work experience over the summer at a small-to-medium enterprise.

  • Summer Programme A comprehensive series of programmes that will give you the chance to develop entrepreneurial expertise, gain work experience and learn ...

  • UCL Advances Vouchers A collection of vouchers and offers from the businesses that have engaged with UCL Advances.

  • UCREATE Design, make and sell your innovative products in a weekend of entrepreneurial brainstorming for creatives and entrepreneurs.