The University of Winchester is running a special Start Up Course for students this summer to boost their chances of employment after they have graduated.
Part of the Inspiring Enterprise project, the University will be running a range of workshops, advice sessions, mentoring and networking events throughout the summer for those wishing to develop their ideas. Students will be paired up with mentors, meet with industry specialists, build connections and offered access to a huge pool of shared resources.
When? The course will be open to all students and unemployed graduates who live along, or are prepared to travel to the M3 corridor. The course will run every Thursday evening from 6.30pm until 8.30pm in central Winchester.
Lindsey Birtwhistle, Inspiring Enterprise project-coordinator for the University of Winchester says: “People who are graduating now are going into a very uncertain job market and the transferable skill set that they can pick up by completing this course, as well as developing a network that they gain from running a business, puts them in a completely unique position when entering the job market.”
“Having the skills and the knowledge of running your own business stands you in good stead for the future. And even if you decide that self-employment is not for you now, these skills are going to be useful in all walks of life. Self-employment also gives you the opportunity to base yourself where you want to be; rather than moving after jobs.“
What next? If you or somebody you know would like to join the course this summer, please contact Lindsey Birtwhistle at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website www.inspiringenterprisewinchester.co.uk
Inspiring Enterprise is active in Hampshire and Surrey and funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund. All support provided is free of charge.