University of Hull

At the University of Hull student entrepreneurship forms part of the Knowledge Exchange Team – its home is within the Enterprise Centre – a purpose built student and community business incubator which has been established since 2008.    In 2020 the Enterprise Centre is being revamped to create a more vibrant space for student and graduates to meet, learn, collaborate and start-up new enterprises.  With dedicated, flexible spaces the refresh includes Launchpad, Alpha and Beta rooms combined with rentable offices.

Under the branding of @startuphull a programme of events and ‘inspired by‘ panel talks provide students with insight into starting a business and develop enterprise skills, including networking, resilience, and teamwork.

HUSUC – Hull University Start-Up Collaborative is a facilitated peer to peer network to support students with new ideas and recent start-ups to continue to develop.  With themed topics, interactive sessions and inspiring speakers, the network provides a safe haven to discuss their journeys and provide realisation that they are not alone in their challenges.  More recently, the University of Hull has launched HUAEN  – Hull University Alumni Entrepreneurs Network to support our alumni develop and share commercial know-how, inspire each other and our students.

To provide a breadth of specialist advice, mentoring and clinic expertise, the University of Hull provides direct one to one support whilst also working closely with a number of partners from the business support community. Partners include the ICAEW, Institute of Directors and the Local Enterprise Partnership’s Growth Hub.

In 2019, working with Enterprise Evolution, the University of Hull provided enterprise & entrepreneurship education training to over 30 academics, supporting our new Education Strategy and in support of our students gaining skills for the 4th Industrial Revolution.

We have a number of programmes and modules with enterprise and entrepreneurship embedded;  including our PhD Modern Researcher programme – featuring consultancy skills, networking, creative thinking and approaches to innovation.

The University of Hull has an Enactus Society and is an endorsing body for Start-up Visa’s.

Contact: Paula Gouldthorpe, Entrepreneurship Manager