You can develop your entrepreneurial skills in our Student Enterprise Space, based in the Ron Cooke Hub
We enable students to develop enterprise skills so that they are equipped to make an impact in the future as social entrepreneurs, enterprising employees and successful business owners.
The University's Student Enterprise Space is a dedicated centre for student-run businesses, with high specification computing and office facilities based in the Ron Cooke Hub.
A programme of events and workshops will help you to understand the processes of business planning and management.
Mentors and business advisers are on hand to help you realise your ideas.
Careers also operates a proof-of-concept fund to provide financial assistance in the early-stage development of projects that show commercial potential.
The fund can make awards from £250 up to £1,000.
The University of York's commitment to encouraging students and staff to engage in social enterprise has been recognised by a national support initiative delivered by UnLtd and funded by HEFCE. As such, students can bid for one of three awards to develop their idea for a social enterprise.
These are: up to £500, up to £5,000 and up to £15,000.
York Entrepreneurs is one of the largest student societies on campus and operates a regular programme of events throughout the year including 'The Apprentice', its own version of the television show.