Enterprise Workshops

Kick start your future!

Workshops to build your enterprise & employability skills

As a student, you’ll find that you are challenged to make yourself more employable and develop key graduate attributes for your future career, but how do you do this and where do you go for help? One option is this series of friendly, welcoming and interactive workshops from the University of Huddersfield’s Enterprise Team.

The workshops offer a range of opportunities for all students and recent graduates to kick-start your future, regardless of whether you anticipate being employed, self-employed or a combination of both. We look forward to seeing you there!

Please note that these sessions are for students and graduates of the University of Huddersfield only. Bookings should be made using your University Unimail account where possible.

The workshops will run virtually on Wednesdays 16:30-18:00. Book your place now:

14 October

Get started with us

Want to be part of a community of like-minded individuals interested in developing skills for the future? Find out about the Enterprise Team and what they can do for you now and in the future.

28 October

Opportunities and action

Unthink what you think you know about entrepreneurial people! Find out the reality of how people use what they already have to make an opportunity happen.

11 November

Inspire me to...Take an Enterprise Placement Year

Want a placement year where you're the boss? Learn about our Enterprise Placement Year and what it offers. Hear from a variety of students taking EPY to understand why they chose it and what they're getting out of it.

25 November

Opportunities from someone else's point of view

Can you change things for the better? Come and use some innovation techniques to re-invent and develop opportunities.

9 December

Inspire me to...Join a society

Think that student societies aren't for you? Hear from a variety of student-led societies members about the benefits and opportunities getting involved brings.

27 January

Creative everyday?

Don't think you're creative? Think again! Appreciate how we are all creative and practice idea generation and methods to create and evaluate new ideas.

10 February

Inspire me to...Apply for Enterprise Placement Year

So you're interested in Enterprise Placement Year? Learn about what it offers and how to put together a persuasive application. Hear from a variety of students taking EPY, and hear their top tips on applying and taking part in the assessment and interview process.

24 February

Inspire me to...Start something

Why not start a side-project, new business, freelance work or become self-employed? Hear from people that have done that already and learn from their experience.

10 March

Everyone's got a story!

Think about who you are, where you've come from, and where you're going. Apply simple story telling techniques to improve how you communicate yourself to others. 

Pitch Club

Pitch Club runs every other Tuesday, online 12:30-13:30, and is for anyone interested in developing their pitching and presentation skills. Participants are invited to give a 60-second pitch on a subject of their choice; this could be an idea for change, an innovation, or proposal for a new business, social enterprise or charity.

We give supportive feedback to each participant and invite questions and observations from all those who are present.

Since running Pitch Club, we have seen students' presentations skills and confidence improve, together with their ability to give and make sense of feedback. Pitch Club aims to help all participants present their ideas with confidence and clarity, ready for when an opportunity arises.

The next Pitch Club is on Tuesday 20 October. Email enterprise@hud.ac.uk for joining details and more information.

 

Coming soon...

Kick start your idea - Business Boot Camp for your start-up

If you have an idea for a new venture but need help getting it into shape, Boot Camp can provide the expert advice you need to get started. 

Boot Camp is an opportunity to escape from ‘normal life’ for two days and focus entirely on your business. During this 2-day programme you will learn the practical aspects of starting a business such as finance, marketing, business planning, networking and sales. Sessions will be led by business experts and professional advisors. 

The Boot Camp programme will take you through 99% of what you need to know to make your business a success. We can’t give you your business idea – but we hope you already have that. 

A date for Boot Camp is to be confirmed. Keep checking back here for updates.