UWE Bristol alumni students at a reunion

Alumni enterprise, entrepreneurship, innovation and self-employment

UWE Bristol is one of Britain's most enterprising universities, so it's no surprise that a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship exists among our students, alumni and staff. Deki, Kickstart Enterprise, The Severn Project, ResTech Enterprises, Brisfest, Karma Active, Emboka, and Out and About and Away, are great examples of recent social ventures started by UWE Bristol entrepreneurs.

As a member of the UWE Bristol alumni network, you have access to a whole host of enterprise networking groups, events, business help and support. We have listed a few here as a starting point. Don't forget, you can access UWE Bristol career services as well as the many other benefits that you are entitled to as a member of the UWE Bristol alumni network.

Support

The alumni office will advertise your business on their 'Alumni websites' page. To upload your website onto this page, please update your details.

UWE Bristol enterprise services

Mhairi Threlfall is the student enterprise advisor at UWE Bristol. Her role involves supporting students to set up and run their own businesses. If you are interesting in offering pro bono legal or accountancy advice, or want to mentor a business, let us know.

When discussing how UWE Bristol enterprise services can help alumni, Mhairi commented "With so many graduates leaving university, it is getting harder to find work, especially when competing against those who have years of experience. UWE Bristol is dedicated to giving their graduates the edge by giving them opportunities to learn enterprise skills through projects and workshops."

For more information, please view the UWE Bristol enterprise web page or email enterprise@uwe.ac.uk.

Groups

Enactus

Enactus UWE is offering UWE Bristol alumni a fantastic opportunity to get involved in an international enterprising society. They are looking to alumni for:

  • Business advice and support throughout our projects
  • Funding donations towards our society to help successfully drive our projects
  • To judge our own future mini Enactus Competitions
  • Lead workshops and classes in your area of expertise

Enactus UWE recognise the importance of learning from one another to help our society thrive. To be part of an enterprising future please visit the Enactus website.

InnovEnters

Innoventers are a student run innovation and enterprise society. They aim to inspire, educate and empower students to become more enterprising and entrepreneurial through running competitions, speaker events and workshops. They hold regular inspiring talks on a variety of topics, with speakers ranging from CEOs and thought leaders to local entrepreneurs and alumni. Alongside this, we run specific workshops focusing on personal skills, enterprising knowledge and how to start your own business. For more information visit the InnovEnters website

Enterprise LinkedIn group

The objective of UWE Alumni Enterprise LinkedIn group is to explore, promote and create enterprising opportunities for entrepreneurs old and new. It's a place to ask questions, share successes and give advice and support, as well as network, collaborate and share information about new businesses.

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