If you have plans to pursue entrepreneurial goals after your studies, we can offer plenty of practical support up to 3 years after you graduate.

Starting A Business/Going Freelance

Are you thinking of starting up your own business alongside your studies? 

Maybe you already have a side-hustle, and you’d like to grow your existing business, perhaps taking on new staff or moving into your first office? 

Whatever stage you’re at in your entrepreneurial journey, even if you’re just at the ‘initial idea’ phase, the Careers and Employability Service at the University of Cumbria can help. 

Every enterprise journey is unique, so we can offer a range of resources to get you started and help you to flourish. 

These options include start-up advice, funding opportunities, marketing options, pricing matters, business structure and so on. 

Support for new businesses

Get advice on entrepreneurship and starting or developing your own business. We offer training days and webinars and can provide 1-1 support for new, fledgling and established businesses. We can also advise you on sources of external funding to help take your business to the next level. 

Great facilities  

Access the excellent facilities we have to offer, including various spaces for study and meetings with high-speed Wi-Fi access at Carlisle, Ambleside and Lancaster. We can also offer you access to university resources.

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