University of Bolton

The University of Bolton has a wide range of enterprise education activities.  The Enterprise team align closely with the Careers and Employability teams and Academic schools to promote the Employability, Enterprise and Apprenticeships agenda.

The University’s key activities comprise of academic enterprise sessions as part of the curriculum.

In addition, we offer extra curricula support through our University Enterprise Lab

  • workshops
  • drop in advice surgeries
  • one to one support sessions with the Enterprise team
  • mentor support for those who have started a business and need additional guidance
  • seed funding based on individual business needs to aid progression and development
  • Targeted intensive support for Young Enterprise students who wish to continue the business idea upon completion of a dedicated module.

Students at the University studying Business Management have the opportunity to be involved with Young Enterprise.  Within this, teams of students set up a registered company either as a standard profit led organisation or a social enterprise.  The teams are guided through the process of setting up including the financial aspects and have access to the Young Enterprise Innovative suite of online learning materials.   Previous student teams have won places at the regional and national finals scooping awards such as Marketing Excellence, Student Journey and Young Entrepreneur.

The University are linking with investors to support both University of Bolton and regional start-ups in the Incubation field.  Graduate incubator and hotdesking spaces within the University have been identified and currently investigating dedicated grow on space with an external incubator to accelerate business growth and development.  An initial pilot with a high growth potential start up in University buildings has proved very successful.

The team work closely with all external business and enterprise support agencies.  Mentors from across all sectors of industry offer advice and guidance to those students using the University as a business hub.

Contact: Jane Stuart-Puttnam (Enterprise & Knowledge Transfer)