Solent University (SU) has over 10,000 full-time students and many of them will never be employed in the traditional sense of the word. In recognition of the future career needs of our student body, SU have developed two key pathways for students; one for those who seek employment and other for those who plan to set up their own businesses or to work as freelancers.
Enterprise has been embedded in all relevant courses and students are encouraged to undertake freelance work whilst at university to better equip themselves for their future – this can be undertaken both within the curriculum and as an extra curricula activity.
The university offers:
Business start-up advice, Business start-up courses and seed funding.
Enterprise Initiatives such as Solent Creatives, RE:SO, Solent Productions, Solent TV, Solent Music, Solent Health, Solent Showcase and Solent Showcase Gallery
Graduate support including an active networking group, business mentors, business advice and seed funding (up to 3yrs after graduation)
Solent Enactus Team – entrepreneurial action for others
Self-employed placement year available on some courses
Nicky Curtis (Business Support Contact for Students)
Enterprise Lead – Solent Futures/Solent Creatives