Develop your entrepreneurial skills
Find workshops, courses and events to help you:
- explore entrepreneurship and develop transferable skills
- build a business or social enterprise
- expand your network
Introduction to creative thinking and ideation: Skills for the workplace and business startup
Learn how to apply creative and innovative thinking in the workplace or when setting up your own business. A free one-day online course.
Introduction to entrepreneurship: Is it for me?
Explore what it means to be an entrepreneur and if this is the career path for you. A free one-day online course.
Setting up a social enterprise: the essentials
Learn what’s involved in setting up and running a social enterprise. A free online course.
Startup innovation models: Finding the right model for your business
Improve your early stage business model by learning what's worked for others. A free online course.
SPERO: Entrepreneurship training for doctoral students and early career researchers
Develop your entrepreneurial knowledge, skills and mindset (SPERO 1)
Develop your entrepreneurial thinking, and learn how to apply entrepreneurial skills to your current research and future career. A free one-day online workshop for MRes and doctoral students and early career researchers.
Learn to turn an idea into an enterprise (SPERO 2)
Learn the fundamentals of early-stage enterprise creation and explore if entrepreneurship might be a possible alternative career path. A free online workshop for MRes and doctoral students and early career researchers.
Build your enterprise: management and negotiation skills (SPERO 3)
Gain the practical skills and knowledge you need to set up your own business or commercialise your research. A free online workshop for MRes and doctoral students and early career researchers.
Build your own business
This series of courses is for students new to entrepreneurship and interested in setting up their own company or social enterprise.
They’re also relevant if you’re interested in setting up a consultancy, charity or online business, or plan to work as a sole trader or have a hybrid career.
Build your own business 1 (Imagine): Discover and develop your entrepreneurial strengths
Discover your entrepreneurial strengths and learn how to come up with a good idea for a new business or social enterprise. A free one-day online course.
Build your own business 2: Explore and test your idea
Test and refine your idea for a business or social enterprise idea with this series of interactive workshops and one-to-one mentoring. A free online course.
Build your own business 3: Develop your business
Develop your business or social enterprise with this series of interactive workshops and one-to-one mentoring. A free online course.
Be inspired by successful entrepreneurs and form connections that could help you start or grow your business at our regular networking events.