Entrepreneurship & enterprise

Preparation for your future career

Kingston is the university of choice for many entrepreneurs. It is the number one university in the UK for producing graduate start-ups, due to its focus on practical lessons and developing industry links. At Kingston, you will learn valuable skills inside and outside of the classroom to become a skilled and highly employable graduate.

Practical learning

All degree programmes at Kingston University give students the opportunity to practice what they learn inside the classroom. Your curriculum will ensure what you learn is truly relevant to the world of work. Depending on your chosen course, you may have the opportunity to develop a product, roleplay scenarios, experiment with simulators or collaborate with professionals in your field.

Become an entrepreneur

Many aspiring entrepreneurs choose to study at Kingston. If you are looking to start your own business after graduation, you can take advantage of the University’s specialist extracurricular activities. There are many activities at Kingston to encourage young entrepreneurs:

  • Kingston Entrepreneurs Society is a community of passionate, talented and creative minds who provide great networking opportunities and run workshops
  • Get involved with the student programme Enterprise! and find out how you can turn your business dreams into reality
  • Kingston University receives regular visits from inspirational guest speakers who run multi-million pound businesses. Previous speakers include Levi Roots, who rose to fame after appearing on the BBC programme, Dragons' Den and YouTube millionaire Jamal Edwards
  • Take part in a Dragons' Den style judging process, by entering the University’s annual Bright Ideas competition, which has £1,000 up for grabs. 

Gain work experience

At Kingston, you may have the opportunity to go on a sandwich year, or year in industry, where you complete a paid work placement in between years two and three of your undergraduate degree. As well as providing an opportunity to practice your skills, work experience is a great way to build industry links – many students even go on to work with their placement company after graduating.

Study in a global hub

One of the major benefits of studying in London is being close to the headquarters of so many different industries. Whether you plan to work in business, fashion, engineering or art, London is an important global hub. By living here, you can get first-hand experience of what working in the City is like, as well as networking with professionals to get a head start in your future career.

Becoming an entrepreneur

Anastasia testimonial

Anastasia kingston student

“I had a module about creating your own business, and it was really interesting. This module explained about company finances, marketing and management.”

Anastasia from Ukraine
International Year One in Business Management
Progressed to BA (Hons) Human Resource Management
Winner of Kingston Bright Ideas 2015