Enterprise and Self Employment
B-Enterprising provides students of Bangor University and graduates in Wales with a range of opportunities to help develop their enterprise skills or to support them in starting a new business.
Developing your enterprise skills are important, not just for those who want to be self-employed, but also to those in employment – helping develop a ‘can-do’ confidence, a creative questioning and a willingness to take risks. These traits are increasingly recognised by employers in providing readiness for a rapidly changing economy and to enable individuals to manage workplace uncertainty and flexible working patterns and careers.
QAA Enterprise & Entrepreneurship Education 2018
Here’s a short video to highlight B-Enterprising provision:
For those interested in Business Start Up
We collaborate with a range of partners to provide start-up support to entrepreneurial graduates.
Our provision changes regularly so contact us for the latest information with regards to activities and funding.
One to one business mentoring
One to one business mentoring appointments are available to graduates through the Welsh Government funded Big Ideas Wales. Appointments are free and confidential and are currently provided through virtual platforms such as Zoom or Teams. If you have an idea for starting your own business or social enterprise or need support to develop a recent start-up then contact B-Enterprising to arrange an appointment.
100% of respondents to feedback from the one to one business mentoring have said that the mentor helped to develop their confidence and move their ideas forward.
Graduates can also access workshops, whether they be in-house, business start-up specific or general enterprise skills and those provided by M-Sparc, the Enterprise Hub and others.
Funding and Incubation
Funding and Incubation space is also part of our provision through SEA – the Santander Enterprise Accelerator, kindly sponsored by Santander Universities. Click here for further information.
Freelancing and Consultancy
Bangor University an IPSE partner University. IPSE is the Association of Independent professionals and the Self-Employed. All of our students and recent graduates can receive free student membership to IPSE and this includes access to a wealth of resources available through their web site. Contact us if you’re interested.
Promotion and Networks
If you’re a graduate of Bangor University and have already started your own business then please let us know as we’d welcome the opportunity to promote you and your business and link you with our networks.
Start Up Visa sponsorship
Bangor University can sponsor up to 12 entrepreneurial international graduates every year for the Start Up Visa. There are strict eligibility criteria, however, and we will only sponsor Bangor University international graduates and applications must be received whilst the student or graduate is in the UK and within 12 months of graduating. Full details can be found here.
Big Ideas Wales
For graduates under 26 years old living anywhere in Wales then Big Ideas Wales has a wealth of information and support for those interested in starting a business: useful information, inspirational stories, and links to the Enterprise Champions in all of the institutions.
Other useful links include:
- Business Wales
- Enterprise Hub
- Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)
- Guide to freelancing as a language teacher
- Prince’s Trust
- Shell Livewire
- The Development Bank of Wales
Get In Touch
If you have an idea for starting your own business or social enterprise then contact us to arrange an appointment.
We’d love to hear from you!
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B-Enterprising is part funded by the Welsh Government to support delivery of the Youth Entrepreneurship Strategy (YES) for Wales
Updated August 2022