The University of Winchester is appealing for recent graduates looking to start their own business to join a major project aimed at boosting business opportunities for people not in work.
This programme aims to tackle the root causes of poverty, promote social inclusion and drive local jobs and growth.
From July, the University will be holding events for unemployed or economically inactive graduates to find out more about starting their own enterprise.
A range of workshops, advice sessions, mentoring and networking events will continue until the end of 2018 for those wishing to develop their ideas.
The university is specifically targeting unemployed graduates thinking of starting their own businesses, but help is also available for students nearing the end of academic studies who are considering self-employment.
Project Officer Lindsey Birtwhistle, who is co-ordinating the project, said: “We will be working with students who live within the M3 corridor – and we are also open to people who have graduated from any university within the last three years as long as they live in this region and are unemployed.