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The Student Enterprise Service at the University of Lincoln is the hub for providing entrepreneurial students and graduates with the guidance and resources they require, turning their business ideas into a reality and helping them to become self-employed. Dedicated to offering easily-accessible support, Student Enterprise provides a forum for both students and graduates where ideas can thrive, problems can be solved and where skills can grow.

This section of the website is devoted to live Q&A sessions with our own advisers or external employers. We will promote the Live Q&A’s in advance and you can also access session archives below.

Self Employment

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.

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

Do you want to re-invent the career ladder and do things your own way?

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,
  • hot desking space and meeting rooms

Follow the 'In This Section' links for more information.

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