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Employability, Careers and Placements: Self Employment

DMU Enterprise Team

If you are thinking of starting your own business, or working for yourself, the Enterprise team can help provide you with the right advice and guidance to get your business off the ground.

From lingerie design to festival taxis, hard work and dedication means hundreds of innovative ideas from DMU students and graduates have flourished into successful businesses with the help of the Enterprise team.

Getting involved with the Enterprise team isn’t just about starting a business. It is also about developing enterprising skills that could help you stand out from the crowd when you are starting out in the world of work. 

Pitch2Win will now count towards your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) demonstrating to future employers you have developed enterprising skills. Find out how you can be more enterprising while at DMU.

For more information about self employment and the support offered by the Enterprise Team, please visit their website here

Career Builder Events

DMU offer a huge number of events, including employer visits, fairs and workshops. Click here for a small selection of upcoming career events. To see the full event listing, visit MyGateway and click on the Events tab.

For all of the latest information about forthcoming events and activities please sign up to The Enterprise team’s mailing list on MyGateway.  You'll receive monthly newsletters and the occasional email about our upcoming events.

To find out more about the support the Enterprise team can offer, please email or call 0116 207 8914.

DMU Start-up Story

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One to One Business Advice

Business Support Sessions are available to DMU students and graduates.The sessions can be effective in helping you explore your business idea and the option of being self-employed.

The appointments are typically 30 minutes long, confidential, one – to-one sessions between yourself and an experienced adviser. To see the types of issues which might be covered in a session and please visit the website here

Advice sessions take place between 2-4pm on Tuesday and Thursday in the Innovation Centre (opposite The Bowling Green pub).

To book your 30-minute appointment with one of our qualified business advisors visit MyGateway. 

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