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Are you a budding entrepreneur with a business idea or interested in working for yourself? Find out about the support available to students at Newcastle University. 
Help with starting up your own Business

Introducing START UP. Whether you want to develop opportunities, explore ideas, work freelance or start your own business, we can help you at every stage, from pre-idea to launch and beyond. You don’t even have to have an idea to get started. We can help you uncover your passions, generate options and explore possibilities – and we can support you for up to three years after you graduate. We give it everything and take nothing! We’ll support you whatever your goals and we’ll never ask you for a share of your venture – it’s your business!

Whether you are at the early stages of developing your idea or want to explore how to take your business further, START UP gives you the opportunity to work alongside a team of experienced coaches and advisers who will help you explore your ideas and achieve your aspirations. Our confidential coaching sessions are delivered one-to-one by a Start-up Adviser and are tailored around the specific needs of you and your idea/ business. 

Book a session

For more information, drop into the Careers and START UP Space or email us. 

Workshops and Events

Our workshops and events are designed to support you at every stage, whether you explore your ideas, develop opportunities, set up as a freelancer or launch your own business.

Visit First Step for information about our START UP Uncovered workshops, designed to help you decide whether going freelance or launching a business is the right choice for you. You'll also find details of our START UP Connect networking events where you can meet with a growing community of like-minded students, graduates and business owners.

If you are interested in working for yourself, START UP can help you to generate ideas and explore possibilities for your start-up aspirations. Visit Find an Idea for more information about our START UP Ideas workshops and the START UP Bootcamp. 

If you already have an idea which could be transformed into a new venture but you're unsure of what your next steps should be, then take a look at Develop an Idea for details of our START UP Essentials workshops.

Access Cobra

The Career Services at Newcastle University have a global licence for Cobra.

Cobra publishes guides, factsheets and reports which cover provide useful information for business start ups.

Use this resource on campus to gain access to the data and factsheets.

You can also see the full range of resources recommended by the Careers service here.


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