University of Huddersfield

The Enterprise team at the University of Huddersfield have been inspiring and supporting enterprising students and graduates since 2012. The team nurtures entrepreneurial talent in a diverse range of individuals, from ideation, to start-up, and beyond.

There are a substantial range of opportunities for current students and recent graduates through appointments with business advisors, a comprehensive programme of workshops, and tailored business start-up events. The team is passionate about building regional and national connectivity to open up the possibility of further funding and enterprise skill development for all their clients.

Based in the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre, the team provides a welcoming and flexible start-up incubator space where students and graduates can work on their business, network, and chat with the in-house team and connect with local businesses and communities too.

The Enterprise team also facilitates the Enterprise Placement Year, where third year undergraduate students can research, plan and start-up their own business. This well-established programme offers both a generic, and a sector specific programme for computer game developers in collaboration with the School of Computing and Engineering. As well as this, the team supports staff to develop and embed high-quality enterprise education throughout the curriculum.

The University of Huddersfield has a strong foundation of enterprise and entrepreneurship education. In 2012, the university was awarded the Times Higher Education award for Entrepreneurial University of the Year. The award recognises institutions that have embedded entrepreneurial activity into the fabric of their institution, which fosters enterprising thinking and delivers significant entrepreneurial impact. This was closely followed by a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2013.

The team is committed to providing industry leading enterprise education and skills development, to ensure the University of Huddersfield’s graduates can thrive in a global environment.

Reach out to us at Follow us @Hudenterprise