Develop entrepreneurship skills

Developing your entrepreneurship skills is important if, like many of our graduates, you want to start your own business after university. Employers also look for people who have well-rounded entrepreneurial skills - graduates who not only have great ideas, but can also make things happen.

Aston Entrepreneurs Society

Aston Entrepreneurs is focused on developing and showcasing the entrepreneurial talent of students at Aston University. Whether you have aspirations to be the next Richard Branson or simply wish learn more about the business world - Aston Entrepreneurs is the society for you.

The society runs a range of events throughout the year, including talks from leading business figures, networking events with employers, and key skills training.  

The society also runs two very special events each year:

Aston Idol

A "Dragon's Den" style event which gives you the chance to pitch your business idea to an expert panel and seek financial investment!

Aston Apprentice

Inspired by the BBC TV show, teams of students compete in a buying, a marketing and a sales task. In 2011 the final task saw teams designing a taste, type and brand of beer. The winning team's beer was made by a local company and stocked in the Students' Guild bar.

For more information visit the Aston Entrepreneurs website.

Birmingham Skills for Enterprise and Employability Network

If you're interested in setting up your own business either whilst you're a student or after you graduate, BSEEN can help. BSEEN offer incubator support, training, mentoring and career guidance, giving you the tools you need to succeed.

There are also great networking opportunities with BSEEN's city-wide network of entrepreneurs, who can give you much needed peer support and access to the regional economy.

BSEEN is a partnership between Aston University, University of Birmingham and Birmingham City University.

For more information, contact Carolyn Keenan on 0121 204 4452  or c.a.keenan@aston.ac.uk or visit the BSEEN website.

Graduate Profile

Graduate Profile

Denys Zhadanov

Aston Entrepreneur

"Aston equipped me with the most important tools for running a successful business: the ability to network and analyse"


Professionally relevant courses

Professionally relevant courses

Aston works closely with major employers to shape the content of its courses, keeping them professionally relevant

Who employs an Aston graduate?

Who employs an Aston graduate?

Major international employers, such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, IMB and Microsoft target Aston Graduates

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