University of Manchester

Manchester Enterprise Centre is a student-focused teaching centre offering students across the University a range of teaching programmes and extra-curricular activities in the area of enterprise and entrepreneurship.

  • Core and elective taught units in enterprise and entrepreneurship which are available in all Faculties and are taken by over 1,800 students each year, in mainly multi-disciplinary classes.
  • Extra-curricular activities for students and recent graduates which attract more than 3,000 students; supporting the development of business opportunities including:
  • Venture Out – ideas competition
  • Venture Further – business start-up competition
  • Harari Graphene Enterprise Award
  • Enterprise Summer School
  • Enterprise Futures Conference
  • StartUp Spotlight – weekly speaker/networking series
  • Entrepreneurs@Manchester – leading entrepreneurs sharing their stories
  • Various workshops
  • Mentoring support for students with ideas.


Main contact: Lynn Sheppard, Director