Work for yourself

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Do you have a business idea that you need help with or are you looking to develop your business skills to make you more attractive to potential employers?

 

Work for yourself

We can help you get your business idea off the ground

We are here to encourage and support individuals with a business idea, to develop their idea further, whether you want to work for yourself, start a social enterprise or work freelance.

Employers often look for students or graduates with an entrepreneurial mindset and adaptable business skills. They want people who can identify opportunities, demonstrate creative thinking and who are commercially minded. We run an exciting programme of events across the academic year providing opportunities for you to develop your business startup skills.

One to One Support

You can book a one to one with a Small Business Advisor to discuss your start up journey and receive business mentoring.

Start Up School

You can attend a full day's program of sessions including Masterclasses, discussions, Q&A panels with guest entrepreneurs. Start Up Schools are designed to help you to learn valuable skills that are essential for creating your own start up project, working for yourself or starting a business.

LinkedIn Learning

Exclusive pre-recorded Masterclasses on topics such as Business Planning, Market Research and Pitching are also available for you to view at your convenience online through your University Linkedin Learning account along with video tutorials and useful links and resources.

Newsletter

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Weekly Masterclasses

We have a series of masterclasses on a wide range of topics designed to guide you through developing your skills and refining your idea, also available via LinkedIn Learning.

  • Preparing for Interviews

    Starts: 10 Oct 2022, 1:00 pm
    Finishes: 10 Oct 2022, 2:00 pm
    Venue: Peel Park Campus, Chapman, Seminar Room 3
    Remaining places: 7
    This is a practical workshop looking at how to prepare for interviews.
  • Working Freelance

    Starts: 21 Oct 2022, 2:00 pm
    Finishes: 21 Oct 2022, 3:00 pm
    ​Want to work freelance but unsure of the next steps?
  • Pitching for Business

    Starts: 25 Oct 2022, 3:00 pm
    Finishes: 25 Oct 2022, 4:00 pm
    Venue: Peel Park Campus, Maxwell, Launch Business Incubator
    Remaining places: 29
    Develop basic skills to deliver a business pitch persuasively
  • Preparing for Interviews

    Starts: 27 Oct 2022, 1:00 pm
    Finishes: 27 Oct 2022, 2:00 pm
    This is a practical workshop looking at how to prepare for interviews.
  • Preparing for Interviews

    Starts: 31 Oct 2022, 1:00 pm
    Finishes: 31 Oct 2022, 2:00 pm
    Venue: Peel Park Campus, Chapman, Seminar Room 3
    Remaining places: 20
    This is a practical workshop looking at how to prepare for interviews.
  • Networking for Success

    Starts: 1 Nov 2022, 2:00 pm
    Finishes: 1 Nov 2022, 3:00 pm
    Venue: Peel Park Campus, Maxwell, Launch Business Incubator
    Remaining places: 30
    Learn how to network effectively in person and online
  • Preparing for Interviews

    Starts: 10 Nov 2022, 1:00 pm
    Finishes: 10 Nov 2022, 2:00 pm
    This is a practical workshop looking at how to prepare for interviews.
  • Preparing for Interviews

    Starts: 21 Nov 2022, 1:00 pm
    Finishes: 21 Nov 2022, 2:00 pm
    Venue: Peel Park Campus, Chapman, Seminar Room 3
    Remaining places: 20
    This is a practical workshop looking at how to prepare for interviews.
  • Time Management

    Starts: 22 Nov 2022, 2:00 pm
    Finishes: 22 Nov 2022, 3:00 pm
    Venue: Peel Park Campus, Maxwell, Launch Business Incubator
    Remaining places: 30
    Workshop exploring how to manage your time effectively for business
  • Business Basics

    Starts: 25 Nov 2022, 1:00 pm
    Finishes: 25 Nov 2022, 2:00 pm
    Venue: TBC
    Gain an overview of the basics of starting a business.
  • Preparing for Interviews

    Starts: 1 Dec 2022, 1:00 pm
    Finishes: 1 Dec 2022, 2:00 pm
    Venue: TBC
    This is a practical workshop looking at how to prepare for interviews.
  • Working Freelance

    Starts: 6 Dec 2022, 2:00 pm
    Finishes: 6 Dec 2022, 3:00 pm
    Venue: TBC
    ​Want to work freelance but unsure of the next steps?
  • Preparing for Interviews

    Starts: 7 Dec 2022, 1:00 pm
    Finishes: 7 Dec 2022, 2:00 pm
    Venue: TBC
    This is a practical workshop looking at how to prepare for interviews.