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Enterprise Academy

We engage with and support our enterprising students to encourage them to deep dive into the realms of business, through a range of programmes, activities, and events and provide them with networking opportunities.

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Enterprise support for students and graduates

Find out how we can help you develop and succeed as an entrepreneur or freelancer.

Share your entrepreneurial expertise with our students

Find out how you can help our students to network, learn, and grow.

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Student start-up success stories

We've collected just a few of our student entrepreneurs' success stories to celebrate their achievements and inspire you to follow in their footsteps.

Read about our successful student entrepreneurs
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Further information

Find out more about the support AREA offers, and explore our hand-picked external resources.

About AREA Useful links for entrepreneurs


ARU is recognised as upholding the highest standards of entrepreneurship.

National Centre for Entrepreneurship in Education (NCEE)

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NCEE is an international platform and collaborative network that focuses on promoting and developing entrepreneurial universities.

NCEE brings academics, higher education professionals and policy leaders together to share best practices, research and insights related to enterprise, entrepreneurship and innovation.

Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs (IOEE)

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IOEE is the UK's only dedicated learning institute providing recognition, accreditation and qualifications in enterprise learning.

ARU was reapproved as a Centre of Excellence by IOEE in November 2023, demonstrating our commitment to fostering entrepreneurial skills and knowledge among our students.