With a growth in demand for support, Student Enterprise is bringing its advice, support, programmes, and workshops to the heart of London Met’s community at Holloway Road.
For over 15 years our Student Enterprise team have been based within the Accelerator, London Met’s business incubator in Shoreditch. Working alongside the Accelerator’s vibrant community of start-up tech businesses, the Student Enterprise team have supported London Met’s early-stage student and graduate entrepreneurs and freelancers to turn their ideas into viable business ventures.
With the long-term leases of Calcutta House and Calcutta Annexe from the Corporation of London ending in 2026, the Accelerator building will close in early 2024 and begin a full transformation into a newly repurposed campus building for the School of Art, Architecture and Design.
Alongside this physical relocation, the Student Enterprise service has also moved into the university’s area of Graduate Success; bringing our Student Enterprise team alongside our Work-based Learning and Careers and Employability teams.
The Student Enterprise service is renowned for its support, advice, and workshops; having helped to launch numerous student and graduate led businesses, including TRIM-IT, Arctic Power Berries, Mumbli, AllotMe, Dottore London, Measure, MERRI Intimates and Twisted Kombucha.
Through programmes such as the Big Idea Challenge, Makers Market, London Venture Crawl and Be Your Own Boss, the Student Enterprise team have helped hundreds of students and graduates explore entrepreneurship, start their own business ventures, and embark on freelance careers.
The newly located Student Enterprise service at Holloway Road will continue to offer an impressive array of opportunities, resources, and support, including regular one-on-one consultations, and guidance on business ideas and plans. With access to a range of external advisors, students will also be able to find expert guidance on their business-related legal and finance queries.
The Student Enterprise team run programmes and workshops throughout the year for students and graduates interested in exploring entrepreneurship, including sessions on a diverse variety of topics like ideation, customer validation, branding, marketing, pitching, and developing an entrepreneurial mindset.
Our Student Enterprise team want to give all current students and recent graduates at London Met the opportunity to explore enterprise education, learn an exciting range of new and practical transferable skills, and discover the real potential of launching a business or setting up as a freelancer after university.
The Student Enterprise service is also exploring the potential for hosting regular networking events, to connect aspiring entrepreneurs with like-minded individuals, potential investors, and mentors.
The Student Enterprise team’s move into the department of Graduate Success, particularly focusing on improving Graduate Outcomes, at Holloway Road is more than a physical and organisational relocation. It signifies a commitment to ensuring all London Met students and graduates, regardless of their field of study, have access to these invaluable resources and opportunities both during their studies and for up to five years after graduation.
Alexandra Banks, London Met’s first Dean of Graduate Success, expressed her enthusiasm for this development, stating, ‘The relocation of the Student Enterprise Team will facilitate opportunities for London Met students to become innovators and change makers. We’re excited that future businesses and freelance careers will be fostered and launched as a result of this move.’
We encourage all students and recent graduates to take advantage of our newly relocated Student Enterprise Service at Holloway Road. Whether looking to explore a new business idea, freelance career options, or discuss an already well-developed business plan, the Student Enterprise service is here to support and advise London Met’s early-stage student and graduate entrepreneurs every step of the way.
The London Met community looks forward to seeing all the amazing future entrepreneurial ventures and freelance careers that emerge from this exciting change. For more information on the Student Enterprise service, their programmes and workshops, or to arrange a meeting, please contact the Student Enterprise service.