Working for yourself

Birmingham City University offers a variety of schemes to support enterprising graduates who are looking to start their own business. Some schemes also offer support for existing businesses.

Interested in starting your own business?

BSEEN logo Do you have a great idea? Do you want to set-up a business? Then the BSEEN (Birmingham Skills for Enterprise and Employability Network) project may be for you.

The project offers access to funding, workshops, an enterprise hub, business mentors and more. You must be a graduate either studying for a postgraduate qualification or for a second degree, or have graduated from Birmingham City University in the last five years. For more info and full details email

BCU Advantage

BCU Advantage is the business growth service from Birmingham City University. It enables organisations and individuals to Get Connected with Knowledge, Skills and Money in business, innovation and enterprise.

If you’re an entrepreneur, SME, or a larger, more established firm; BCU Advantage can connect you with Birmingham City University academic experts, business specialists, research, knowledge, skills, students, graduates and strategic partners, along with other businesses, to help you achieve your strategic and funding objectives.

If you’re a Birmingham City University student or graduate, BCU Advantage can connect you with the invaluable advice, skills, mentoring, business and enterprise opportunities and practical experience you need to realise your entrepreneurial and career goals. 

Learn more about BCU Advantage