Enterprise is a key part Loughborough’s award winning student experience. Find out how we inspire, engage and develop our students’ enterprising skills, to help them flourish … and FLY!
Be an entrepreneur
Whether or not you want to set up your own business, an entrepreneurial outlook can boost your employability and help you develop essential skills. Getting involved with enterprise will help you to:
- Become innovative and creative
- Develop a strong initiative and a can-do attitude
- Adapt to challenges
- Identify the commercial potential of your ideas and abilities
As part of your course
The Glendonbrook Centre for Enterprise Education delivers a number of modules including Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management and Small Business Planning, which are optional as part of undergraduate degree programmes.
With 115 clubs and societies on offer through the Students’ Union, there are plenty of opportunities to develop enterprising skills outside your studies. The Student Enterprise team runs a range of free inspirational talks by established entrepreneurs and workshops to help you turn business aspirations into practical goals. The Hub in the Students Union is open throughout the week for drop-in sessions and support for new ideas.
The Loughborough Employability Award allows you to gain formal recognition for your achievements in extracurricular activities.
Business incubator space
Our campus is particularly well-catered for graduate start-ups. The Studio offers professional work space at nominal rent, along with a tailored mentoring programme and access to relevant University facilities and expertise. Places are offered competitively, each year. The Advanced Technology Innovation Centre (located on the University's Science and Enterprise Parks); also offers rent-a-desks and units with flexible tenancies.