At Newcastle University we aim to empower our students to be creative, innovative, enterprising and global in their outlook. We regard student knowledge exchange and entrepreneurship as important ways to enrich the economy, culture and society. With support from our core graduate competency framework, our Careers Service advocates and advances the enterprising skill, ambition and achievement of all Newcastle University students and graduates through education, extra-curricular activity and our START UP offer.
Developing innovation, creativity and enterprise
Working alongside academics and colleagues within the Careers Service to engage over 2000 students each year, the enterprise and entrepreneurship skills of Newcastle University’s students can be developed for academic credit as part of their degree programme, our cross-faculty modules, or through co- and extra-curricular events across all faculties, schools and sectors.
START UP provides expert one-to-one guidance, training, resource, and opportunity to those beginning a career as an independent professional or businesses founder. Included in the offer, START UP Founderships, is an intensive 6-month pre-accelerator programme for students and recent graduates demonstrating the potential to achieve scale and significance with an innovative, growth-orientated venture.
Many START UP clients have established thriving businesses, freelance careers and social enterprises after raising considerable external investment and winning national and global awards. Some notable examples include Buildstream, Castore, Equiwatt, Jam Jar Cinema, Kinewell Energy, My Healthcare Recruit, Nebula Labs, One Utility Bill and Spareable.
*HE-BCI Survey 2021-22