Posted: Wed 26th Sep 2018
Hundreds of entrepreneurial students at the University of Cumbria are set to receive a boost thanks to a partnership between the university and national small business support group Enterprise Nation.
Students looking to develop a business while studying will receive start-up support including regular online workshops including how to manage finances, export, to boost digital skills in addition to sector-specific business-building events, regular podcasts and expert masterclasses as part of a full Enterprise Nation membership package.
Sylvia Grainger, University of Cumbria's Student Enterprise Co-ordinator said: "It's not just business students that are interested in enterprise. Today's students are often working on their own business whilst studying, or planning to start a business at some point in their career.
"Giving them access to Enterprise Nation membership provides additional help and support and the opportunity to get involved in some of the exciting initiatives which they run, further preparing them for the today's real world of work. Students wishing to access this support need to e-mail email@example.com in the first instance."
Emma Jones, MBE, founder of Enterprise Nation, said: "This partnership will deliver an entrepreneurial supplement to students whatever they are studying, be it English, Law, Biology or Mechanical Engineering.
"We are seeing more and more young people who have graduated, but have a calling and a single-minded purpose to start a business or join a start-up rather than rush head-first into the rat race. It might be related to their degree or far removed, it doesn't matter.
"You don't have to study business to become an entrepreneur, but there are some important things you need to know before you do. That's what this partnership is all about."