Starting a business

Starting a business

At Hallam, you'll benefit from award-winning support for student entrepreneurs.

We can help you start a small business or explore freelance work, both during your studies and after you graduate.

Specialist training, facilities and advice

Our Enterprise Team has supported countless student and graduate businesses, from fitness classes and digital consultancies to food start-ups and escape rooms.

  • Start-up advice and workshops
  • Free office and studio space
  • Networking opportunities
  • Freelance work through our Hallam Freelancers marketplace
  • Support for work-for-yourself placements
  • Up to five years' support after graduation

Work-for-yourself placement support is by application, and is only available on sandwich year courses.

Hallam i-Lab

The i-Lab is our dynamic co-working and incubation space on City Campus.

Meet other student entrepreneurs and freelancers, and benefit from free internet, PCs and Macs, meeting spaces and kitchen facilities.

It's open to all students and graduates who use the Enterprise Team's services.