Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University’s Enterprise team offers wide-ranging support to help students and external individuals and businesses develop their skills and knowledge to become Enterprising Citizens.

Open to all NTU undergraduate and postgraduate students, and those with an interest in business in Nottinghamshire and beyond, NTU Enterprise’s growing community of entrepreneurs access regular training, mentoring, networking opportunities and more at NTU’s state-of-the-art business base, the Dryden Enterprise Centre.

Some of the student support NTU Enterprise provides:   

Entrepreneurs Club – 465 members

Students come together at the Dryden Enterprise Centre to connect and expand their networks, forge collaborative partnerships, swap skills and listen to experts from industry.   

Enterprise Opportunity module – up to 30 students supported each year

This is a credit-bearing module delivered in conjunction with Nottingham Business School.  

Year in Enterprise – 31 participants across two academic years 

Students from any course can choose to establish their business in their placement year with the tools, knowledge and support from NTU Enterprise, rather than taking on a standard industry placement with an employer.  

Graduate Internship Scheme 

A nine-week Summer School run in conjunction with Employability that introduces students to starting self-employment or a business through the guidance and support of an Enterprise Advisor. These graduates can continue to receive support from NTU Enterprise if the business idea progresses. 96% of students agree the internship has positively impacted their business idea/career and 100% would recommend the internship to a friend.  

DECEM Programme

This competitive programme is exclusively for ten Nottingham Trent University graduates, providing a free 24-month programme of support including coaching, workshops and training, office space, funding, networking and exclusive offers.

Jeneé Gardner said, “I applied to DECEM as I had a concrete business idea but wanted the support and mentorship to bring it to fruition. I knew that the people and resources at NTU Enterprise and the DEC would be invaluable in helping me realise my goals.”  


Enactus is a global organisation enabling students to set up social enterprises to network and gain entrepreneurial experience with other like-minded students from other universities.

Enactus NTU, supported by NTU Enterprise, offer students opportunities to get involved in enterprising projects for social good including award-winning projects educating about sustainability through aeroponics, self-image through storytelling and tackling knife crime. The 13-strong Student Executive Team leads a volunteer membership of 78 students.

Since 2021, Enactus NTU has:

  • Won 9 awards from corporate partners, including their anti-knife crime project being selected as the sole winner of the SAP Partner Competition and awarded £1,000 to invest in the project and accelerate its impact in addition to SAP Mentorship
  • Raised approximately £9,000 for its social enterprises
  • Partnered with 13 local organisations
  • Delivered pilots of MOSS and Bright Greens at Djanogly Strelley Academy with 40 year 5 students and successfully raised their STEM attainment, English performance, sustainability awareness, aspirations and creative reach
  • Developed their Save Reality bleed kit location awareness VR game and worked with 7 schools to develop it further

Main contact: Megan Powell Vreeswijk


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