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Why enterprise

Why get involved?

Enterprise is not just about starting your own business. Employers are increasingly looking for students and graduates with unique and adaptable skill sets for their organisations.

Enterprise is about identifying opportunities, creating ideas and putting them into practise. It also encourages the development of a wide range of skills, including:

  • Leadership.
  • Creativity.
  • Innovation.
  • Networking.
  • Confidence.
  • Commercial awareness.
  • Presentation and pitching.
  • Teamwork.
  • Problem solving.
  • Decision making.
  • Planning.
  • Resilience.

How to get involved in enterprise at UWE Bristol?

UWE Bristol Enterprise run a range of events, workshops, and support programmes throughout the year.

Be Your Own Boss workshops

Start building your enterprise skills at our Be Your Own Boss workshops.

Our series of 10 start-up workshops run in both first and second term. The workshops are designed to support you to develop commercial awareness and to provide you with the skills required to run your own business. You can now sign up for these by searching ‘BYOB’ via events on InfoHub.

Start-up Drinks Networking

Build your network and hear local entrepreneurs’ start-up experiences, as well as one minute promotional pitches from audience members at our Start-up Drinks Networking events at the Engine Shed. Please register to attend via InfoHub.

Support for entrepreneurs

We offer funding opportunities, events, programmes, competitions, internships, and placements to help you try out an enterprising idea or set up your own business. Learn more about our support programmes and funding opportunities.

Support for enterprise societies

There are several entrepreneurial societies to get involved with. We help support Enactus, UWE Entrepreneurs, and the Marketing societies. Each of these run a range of events and activities and have several leadership positions available. Please click the relevant links to learn more about each society and how to get involved.


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