Enterprise at BCU

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Have you ever thought about starting your own business? Study at BCU and you'll have the opportunity to access various enterprise schemes that can help you turn your idea into a reality. From developing a business plan to securing funding, our experienced faculty and extracurricular programmes will guide you through the process.

Students who have started their own businesses


Dujana found an opportunity to set up a food kiosk in Lane7, which saw quick success and generated £8000 within the first month of trading. Dujana has gone on to open a full restaurant in Leicester.



Shovon Stephanie Wiggan, the founder of Inspire-A-Doll, gained inspiration from her niece Nyah to improve the representation of multicultural dolls for young children; this led Shovon to start her business. 


Enterprise schemes at BCU


The Birmingham Skills for Enterprise and Employability Network (BSEEN) programme offers students and recent graduates a start-up package to turn their business idea into reality. Entrepreneurs are given a 12 month start-up support scheme.

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STEAMhouse Pre-Incubator

The STEAMhouse Pre-Incubator is a dedicated facility for students and graduates to develop their enterprise and entrepreneurship skills, offering valuable space, enlightening workshops, exciting programmes and long-term support.

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STEAMhouse Hatchery

The STEAMhouse Hatchery is an exciting, 10-week competition for final-year, Master's and PhD students and graduates to access regular support from business experts, collaborate with peers and be in with the chance to win part of a £10,000 prize fund.

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Find your home from home at BCU. We offer eight halls of residence options, ranging from on-campus to inner-city living. You can take a virtual tour of each accommodation option to find the one for you.

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From disability and mental health support to CV and job interview training, BCU ensures you have all you need during your time here – and beyond – to succeed and flourish in your studies and career.

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When possible, the best way to explore what's on offer is to come and see us in person, and we host a number of Open Days throughout the year. Come and be taught by our trailblazing academics and study in our innovative £400m facilities.

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