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Develop your entrepreneurial skills and startup ideas

Boost your employability by developing new skills, or get to work on a business idea. Our range of workshops and events are overseen by experienced entrepreneurs.

Find workshops, courses and events to help you:


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Learn about entrepreneurship and be inspired

These free courses will help you explore entrepreneurship and whether this is the career path for you. You’ll also develop key skills that you can use whatever your future career. 

Uncover your entrepreneurial skills and mindset 

Explore what entrepreneurship is, and why having an entrepreneurial mindset will help you in whatever career you choose. Free 3-hour workshop. 

Find your entrepreneurial purpose 

Explore what it means to be a purpose-driven entrepreneur and what you can uniquely bring to the world of business or social enterprise. Free 3-hour workshop. 

Entrepreneurship training for doctoral students and early career researchers (SPERO) 

This programme consists of 5 workshops and is specifically designed for MRes and doctoral students and early career researchers. It will help you develop your entrepreneurial knowledge, skills and mindset to benefit your current research and future career.


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Start a business or social enterprise

These free courses are for those new to entrepreneurship who are 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. 

Explore your entrepreneurial idea 

If you have a business idea or passion you want to turn into a business, this 3-week programme will help you test and refine your idea. 

Build your business or social enterprise 

If you have a tested business or social enterprise idea, this 6-week programme will help you take the next practical steps to develop your business or social enterprise. 

Turn your business idea into reality (SPERO 4) 

This course is specifically for MRes and doctoral students and early career researchers. It will help you turn your entrepreneurial idea into a viable business or social enterprise over 10 weeks.  


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Develop your network and skills

Be inspired by successful entrepreneurs and form connections that could help you start or grow your business at our regular networking events.