Newcastle University

Based in Newcastle University’s Careers Service, Rise Up champions and develops the enterprising skills, ambitions and successes of its students and graduates, throughout the University.

We offer expert guidance, training, resources and opportunities to our students and graduates to enhance their enterprising skills, explore new ideas, or launch new business ventures.

Developing Enterprise Skills

Rise Up works alongside academics and our colleagues in the Careers Service to provide our students with the opportunity to develop their enterprise skills as part of their degree programmes. Currently we provide curricular and co-curricular support to a vast array of subject areas, engaging over 2,000 students each year.

Our innovative central module, NCL2100 allows students from a wide range of subject areas to gain academic credit whilst enhancing their enterprising skills and entrepreneurial effectiveness. During the module students work consultancy projects and the development of new business ventures.

We also offer a range of extra-curricular activities including a high profile speaker series, the NCL Apprentice Competition and The Enterprise Shed, our popular MOOC.

Business Start Up

At Rise Up we deliver range of business start-up support, including; workshops helping people to explore early stage ideas, one-to-one business coaching and our unique Founderships programme for ventures with growth potential.

We have seen a number of our clients win national and global awards, raise significant external investment and, most importantly, launch and establish thriving new business ventures.

Of our client businesses, the 133 known to us as still being active:

  • have a combined annual turnover of £14.8 million
  • collectively have raised external investment of over £2.1 million
  • support a total of 319 FTE jobs

Key achievements

Rise Up’s achievements for the 2014/15 academic year are shown in the infographic below.

Contact Us:

For more info: Gareth Trainer

Tel: +44 (0) 191 208 3962





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