Starting a business when you finish university is a great way to own your future. The Student Enterprise team provides London Met's students and recent graduates with the advice, support and resources needed to get started.
What does Student Enterprise offer?
The Student Enterprise service support London Met students and graduates to bring ideas to life and develop skills for success in start-up, self-employment and freelancing. Through a range of events, activities and programmes, the Student Enterprise team help everyone realise their entrepreneurial potential.
Through one-to-one advice sessions, support and a number of programmes that run throughout the year, the Student Enterprise team have helped to launch student and graduate businesses including TRIM-IT, Arctic Power Berries, AllotMe, Dottore London, Measure, MERRI Intimates and Twisted Kombucha.
One-to-one business advice
Got an idea for a business but not sure how to get started? Interested in going freelance? Contact the Student Enterprise team and book a one-to-one advice and support session.
“The Student Enterprise Team offered so much support, so I felt positive about the whole experience. Which allowed me to attend without fear of failure and focus on my brand."
Evelina Sarupiciute, Founder of Figly and alumni of Photography BA.
Student Enterprise programmes
Big Idea Challenge
What’s your Big Idea?
Whether it's a business, social project, creative experience, or anything else you can imagine, we want to know about it! Winners receive prizes and support to help make it a reality.
Calling all designers and makers!
Every December we give London Met’s talented designer-makers and craftspeople the chance to become a market trader on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
Meet some of London Met's entrepreneurs
Data Analytics MBA
"I have really enjoyed the cohort size, as it allows for great discussion between students. I have also found my professors to be very accessible, and it is great how much interaction you get with the tutor."
MBA, Health and Social Care BSc
"The fact my product is featured in the BBC Good Food magazine Christmas edition is a direct result of me going to Accelerator."
Jewellery BA (Hons)
"I feel very honoured, as my years of training, learning and discovering at the School of Art, Architecture and Design were some of the best, and I am incredibly proud to be an alumna of the School!"
Lou Dillon – kombucha entrepreneur
Food Science MSc
"I’m a foodie at heart. And during the study of the MSc, I rediscovered my passion for brewing kombucha."
Damiano La Rocca
Event Management BA
"I was given the tools and inspiration to start on my own rather than aim for a job as an employee."
João Marques Lima
Journalism BA (Hons)
"The day I did my work placement presentation about Channel 4 News is really when I went from feeling like a student to being a journalist."
Marketing BA (Hons)
"I really enjoyed being part of a global team and designing marketing strategies for different markets."
Master of Business Administration – MBA
"Studying at London Met provided me with an opportunity to network with the best in the business and learn from talented and experienced individuals."
Nicole Danielle and Whitney Papa
Master of Public Administration
"The work placement was a real bonus for me. It was one of the big things that made me decide to choose this programme. I knew that I wanted to eventually work in some kind of charity so being able to get that placement meant a lot."
Mass Communications and PR BA
"Our campaign update was even included in the weekly briefing at 10 Downing Street."
Latest news from Student Enterprise
Start-up success for Accelerator entrepreneurs
Aura Vision, a traffic monitoring and sales support solution for brick-and-mortar stores, is set to sign a multi-million-pound deal.
Lighting the Creative Spark
London Met's business incubator, Accelerator, has been selected to deliver the British Council's 2021 international enterprise competition to find the best early-stage entrepreneurs.
London Met entrepreneur featured in BBC Good Food’s Christmas Guide
Ruthy's Best Sauce, which won last year's Big Idea Challenge, is featured in a guide to foodie Christmas gifts which also give back.
Bigger. Better. Online.
London Met's business incubator, Accelerator, is calling all creatives to take part in this year's Christmas Market. The deadline to apply is 8 November.
Congratulations to the winners of the Big Idea Challenge
Find out about the innovative ideas which took home the prizes at London Met’s annual enterprise competition, and the entrepreneurs behind them.