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.

Extracurricular activity

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.

Enterprise Start-Up Lab

From inspired idea to the next big business start-up, Loughborough University supports students and graduates on their business journeys by providing valuable opportunities for them to develop a highly-desirable entrepreneurial mindset.

The Start-Up Lab is Loughborough University's focal point for entrepreneurial support to help students to develop their businesses.

This exciting project was made possible thanks to Santander Universities – the division that oversees the bank’s commitment to higher education - as it issued the University a grant of £50,000 through its Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Fund.

The funding was used to create The Start-Up Lab’s headquarters – an open plan, vibrant co-working space in the Ideas Factory in STEMLab.

The Start-Up Lab bridges the gap between the LSU Enterprise Hub – which encourages students to take part in enterprise-related activities and come up with new ideas – and The Studio – a unique initiative that supports graduate ventures.

The three support services form part of the Loughborough Enterprise Network (LEN), which was launched last October to support students and graduates throughout their enterprise journey.

The Start-Up Lab equips students with the skills and support they need to develop their businesses (idea or existing) into the ‘real deal’ and will offer invaluable workshops and clinics.