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Enterprise funding

Start Up Award – Awards Up To £2,000 

Applications Closed: Friday 23rd October 2019 (Round One)

Applications Open: TBC (Round Two) 

The Start Up Award is to help fund and support current students ONLY of the University who have a business idea. This funding can go towards finding out if your idea is viable, learning more about what is needed and trying the project on a small scale before further development. To help fund and support students who have a passion and an idea to make a difference in their community and commitment to change the world for the better.


Marking criteria and considerations when applying:

  • You must have the relevant permissions to start a business in the UK.
  • You must be able to provide evidence that there is a need for your business using market research.
  • Your business idea must be sustainable. For example, this can’t be a one-off project, it must be a business that will eventually make enough profit to be able to sustain itself.

Santander Universities Travel Award – Awards of £500 or £1,250 

Applications Open: Friday 7th October 2019 (Round One)
Applications Close: Friday 17th November 2019 (Round One)

The Santander Travel Award is open to current students ONLY .  It is an opportunity to get funding to go towards a travel opportunity in relation to your studies and to help gain practical experience in your field. The funding can be used to help with travel, accommodation and living costs for your trip. 

Book an appointment or email us at careers& for more information.

This award can fund: 

  • Travel for internships or work experience in your field of study
  • Study visits linked to a field of study or research.
  • Visit to an overseas conference.
  • Attendance at summer schools.

Marking criteria and considerations when applying:

  • The trip will have significant personal benefits to you and will help overcome any barriers to study.
  • The trip has the potential to lead on to further projects and opportunities.  
  • The trip has links to your field of study. 
  • The trip will give you practical skills that will enhance your employability. 

Click here to apply for the UK/EU travel award.

Click here to apply for the international travel award

Other Funding Opportunities