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Ulster University and Santander Universities launch new Student Enterprise Fund

  • Ulster University, in partnership with Santander Universities, has launched its first ever Student Enterprise Fund.

    Entrepreneurs face many barriers in the early stages of innovation, not least of all the challenge of acquiring funds to pursue new opportunities. To help squash that problem, Ulster University has teamed up with Santander Universities to produce its new Student Enterprise Fund. Students with business ideas will be able to advertise contract vacancies for fellow self-employed students across all campuses, and those students will be awarded a grant from the scheme to complete the work.

    Ulster University has been working in partnership with Santander Universities since 2011, with over £1.1 million donated in funding support to enhance opportunities for student mobility, support internships and work placements. Students on the new fund will benefit from support, tools, mentorship, guidance to develop not only the venture but also to develop professional and entrepreneurial skills.

    Chris Shannon, Student Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Manager at Ulster University Enterprise Centre, said that "This initiative will see students working together on enterprise projects that can contribute to a successful business launch. The Fund will support our student entrepreneurs to help grow their new business ideas and turn them into reality, through collaboration with other students supporting them at different stages of their entrepreneurial journey."

     

    SOURCE: Ulster University Press Release

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