Student enterprise and start-up

Explore. Innovate. Create.

The University of Bristol’s Student Enterprise team - aka Basecamp - supports all students in developing their enterprising, entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial skills.

Whether you want to develop your own start up or make a real difference from within an existing organisation, enterprise skills can be practiced throughout your career. Enterprise skills are highly valued by employers of all sizes.

What are enterprise skills?

Being enterprising simply means having the confidence and ability to:

  • Identify opportunities
  • Act on ideas
  • Make decisions
  • Be innovative
  • Be creative.

How we can help

  • Guidance services
  • Enterprise skills workshops
  • Range of events and networking opportunities
  • Start-up support
  • Funding, competitions and challenges to spark your enterprising spirit
  • Enternships – self-employed summer internship programme
  • Graduate Entrepreneurship Visa Support.

If you’re a current student or graduate from the past 3 years, please make all queries through Ask a Question on mycareer.

Get involved with Enactus, the social enterprise society, and the Bristol Entrepreneurs society.

Student entrepreneur societies

Exposing yourself to the difficult challenges faced by entrepreneurs is a hugely valuable experience. It requires a level of reasoning, focus, and tenacity that is unmatched by any other pursuit available to undergraduates - it can be incredibly rewarding too!

George Mills, Company builder at Arts Alliance Ventures and former Entrepreneur in Residence in Basecamp