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Self Employment

Do you want to reinvent the ladder and do things your own way?

Have you always dreamt of working for yourself and making money for you rather than someone else?

The Student Enterprise Service is based in the Enterprise Building (behind the Library). We offer a range of support to all Students and Graduates across the University of Lincoln. We can help with all things relating to enterprise and self-employment. Whether you are looking to gain new skills, go freelance or start your own business, we are here to help you.

You don’t have to be creative or an inventor! Your idea could be about making something or bringing a product to market.

You don’t need to be an expert in business, you can gain all the skills and knowledge you need from Student Enterprise.

In a recent survey conducted at the University of Lincoln 52% of students and graduates who had considered self-employment as a career option.

The number of people between the ages of 16-24 who are self-employed has nearly doubled since 2001. This makes this age group the fastest growing group of self-employed workers. While overall the number of self-employed people in the UK has risen for 3.3 million in 2001 to 4.8 million in 2017. This accounts for 15% of the labour force.

Self-employment is an option for anyone on any course, the opportunities are out there if you have the drive and determination to make it happen.

The Student Enterprise Service offers a range services, including:

  • workshops
  • competitions
  • trips
  • mentoring
  • funding
  • enterprise network
  • hotdesking space and meeting rooms

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It’s time to make your mark: Introducing Ingenuity

University of Lincoln are delighted to be taking part in Ingenuity, a national programme looking to invest over £400,000 in new business ideas that make a difference to the world we live in.

For 2020, Ingenuity is looking for bold new ideas that can address four key Challenges: Build Better Communities, Tackle Climate Change, Improve Health and Create Prosperity.

How can I take part?

There are three pathways you can choose to be part of Ingenuity:

  • Future Founders: if you want to find an idea and set-up your own impact-driven enterprise
  • Regional Pioneers: if you want to find out more about social innovation
  • Mentors: if you want to help develop the new businesses and ideas from Future Founders

Why take part?

  • Opportunity to set up your own impact-driven business, and help shape the future of your local area
  • Gain insights from some of the UK’s leading charities and think tanks to help you find and develop your idea
  • Work with mentors and changemakers from your local area to get your idea off the ground and start making impact
  • Access a business development skills programme featuring the best of industry and academic knowledge
  • Pitch for your share of over £400,000 of support to make your idea a reality

For more information about Ingenuity East Midlands and sign up, please click here.