Student & Graduate Enterprise

Whether you've got an idea, skill or passion for learning entrepreneurial skills, we're here to support you.

If you have a desire to take your hobby and make it a business, run with a lightbulb moment idea, earn a modest living and become self-employed or learn enterprise skills to be an enterprising employee, Student and Graduate Enterprise can help.

Student and Graduate Enterprise are a dedicated service who will support you in exploring your start-up ideas, taking them from concept to creation. You don't need to have studied business and your idea does not have to relate to your studies.

By engaging with the service you can develop both yourself as a businessperson and your idea through our dedicated team who will mentor you through your idea development. You can also gain access to:

  • Our external specialist mentors
  • Specialist workshops
  • Interactive events
  • The University’s brand new co-working space, Innovate Northumbria: Incubator – a professional space to run your enterprise from

Whilst studying at Northumbria you have access to our service at any time as a student and as a Graduate for up to five-years post-graduation.


Northumbria University has been in the top 3 universities in the UK for graduate start-ups based on estimated turnover for the past 5 years. (HEBCIS 2018/19).