Specialist advice

We provide expert advice about working for yourself, covering topics including

  • business development
  • understanding market opportunities
  • identifying business models
  • writing business plans
  • legal structures

Contact us to book an appointment.

You can also speak to our resident entrepreneur, Kevin Smith, for advice and support – just drop into the Careers and Employability Centre any Tuesday from 2–4pm.

Our advisors

Intellectual property - how to protect your ideas

Have you come up with a new product, design or innovation you want to protect? Complete our Bright Ideas form (Word 226kb) to see how our intellectual property service could help.

Intellectual property (IP) is an umbrella term which covers all creative outputs generated by an individual or organisation, including everything from new ideas to new products.

We understand it's important to protect your outputs, which is why our specialist advisers can help you copyright or patent your idea or product to ensure the best possible protection.

For more information about intellectual property please download our guide (PDF 338kb).

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