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Student enterprise

Getting involved in Enterprise isn’t just about starting a business, it is also about developing enterprising skills, connections and ideas that could help you stand out from the crowd and progress in the world of work.

We have a broad-range of activities and initiatives to support you during your studies, with hundreds of innovative ideas from DMU students and graduates that have flourished into successful businesses with the help of the Enterprise Team.

If you are thinking of starting your own business, or working for yourself, we can help provide you with the right advice and guidance to get your business off the ground.

Support, advice and guidance

Find out more about the start-up business support on offer.

Careers and employability
Starting a business
Graduate Entrepreneur Visa
1-2-1 business advice
Entrepreneurs in residence
Student Enterprise Movement
Employability mentoring
DMU Legal Advice Centre
DMU Business Advice Centre

Competitions and funding

There are many opportunities to pitch for money and support for your start-up business idea.

Pitch2Win
Fox's Lair
Crucible
Graduate Champions Enterprise Scheme
Global Challenge

Space for entrepreneurial activity

We have dedicated spaces that can be used for entrepreneurial work.

Co-working cafe
Leicester Castle Business School
Friars Mill

Events

There are many different events across the university that you can attend or become involved in.

Start-up events
Leicester Castle Business School Events
Leicester Business Festival
Friars Mill events
Research events

Jobs, placements and opportunities

Discover how we can support your route to self-employment and job opportunities.

Careers and employability
#DMUlocal
#DMUglobal
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
 
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Events

At DMU there is always something to do or see, check out our events for yourself.

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News

DMU is a dynamic university, read about what we have been up to in our latest news section.

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Mission and vision

Read about our mission and vision and how these create a supportive and exciting learning environment.