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Student Enterprise Opportunities

The Student Enterprise Team bring you an array of opportunities this academic year to support all students in developing enterprising and entrepreneurial skills for the future.

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2021/22 Opportunities

1:1 Advice & Guidance Sessions

Book a 1:1 appointment to speak with a member of the Student Enterprise Team about your business idea or an opportunity. Available year round.

Student Founder Showcase

A celebration of the work of students who took part in the 2021 Foundership Grant Fund Scheme. Friday 29 October.

Student Startup Challenge

The Student Startup Challenge will equip you with the skills to grow a business through professionally led workshops, real-life customer discovery and essential pitching practice! Friday 5 to Saturday 7 November.

Freelance Bootcamps

Afternoons of free advice sessions tailored for Humanities and WSA students interested in freelancing and self-employment - Semester 2.

Catalyst Challenge

Test your mettle at this annual event in association with the Southampton Science Park - Semester 2.

Foundership Grant Fund Scheme

Secure up to £2500 of funding and structured support to work on your business idea for 12 weeks over the summer months! July 2022 to September 2022.


Fund your projects, your interests, or your ambitions via the University of Southampton crowdfunding platform!

Other opportunities offered by the University of Southampton

Future Worlds

Future Worlds

Our partners at Future Worlds, the on-campus start-up accelerator, offer a number opportunities throughout the year.

Social Impact Lab

Social Impact Lab

The Social Impact Lab focuses on social enterprises - businesses that have a community benefit.

Science Park

The home of the game changers, Southampton Science Park is the South of England’s innovation hub. Offering guidance to start-ups and leading technology businesses.

SETsquared Partnership

SETsquared provides a wide range of highly acclaimed support programmes to help turn ideas into thriving businesses.

 Student society opportunities

Fish On Toast

Fish On Toast

The home for entrepreneurs at the University of Southampton! A diverse group of founders, leaders, and enthusiasts.

Enactus Southampton

Enactus Southampton

A community of students committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world.


Meet the team

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