London Met named tenth best university for students to start or manage a business

The results come from a study of 9.5 million former students across UK universities.

Date: 11 February 2020

A recent study commissioned by Novuna Invoice Finance (previously Hitachi Capital), a leading financial services company, has revealed the top ten universities in the country that has the most students who have started their own or run a business, with London Met placing tenth.

In the study of 100 universities, it was found that around 13% of London Met graduates go on to manage or start their own business. The study surveyed over 9.5 million former students to find these results.

This comes in part due to the success of Accelerator, London Met’s business incubator, over the last 15 years.

“We’re thrilled that London Met has been ranked tenth in the country for students starting their own business,” said Simon Boot, Head of Accelerator, London Met's specialist business incubator.

“This shows that the advice and support we give to entrepreneurial students and alumni is having a profound effect. Accelerator is unique in that we bring established businesses and student entrepreneurs together under one roof, enabling a community of successful business founders to support, mentor and inspire those beginning their journey.”

Students studying at The Accelerator