Portsmouth Business School

Enterprise and Employability

Enterprise and Employability

Within the Faculty of Business and Law, we recognise the importance of connecting students and staff with businesses. Through our collaboration with a multitude of different organisations we ensure our teaching is contemporary and our research activity is relevant and enabling students to develop knowledge and skills that equip them to make a positive difference as employees, future leaders and entrepreneurs.

Students participate in career enhancing activities in the form of live-client projects, volunteering roles, work experience (both in the UK and overseas), networking with experts and alumni (recent graduates) and employability workshops. Our courses are practical and career-focused and provide the opportunity to gain professional accreditation.

Additionally we have a portfolio of activities available for all students to build and develop their enterprise and entrepreneurial abilities.

Funding for Business and Law students to attend the European Innovation Academy

Since 2015, the Faculty of Business & Law has offered funding for a small group of students to attend the European Innovation Academy (EIA). This is a 15-day extreme start-up programme which brings together around 300 participants from over 40 universities worldwide. The programme provides an opportunity to develop a business or social enterprise idea, working in a team with students from across the globe. Teams are supported by mentors from Silicon Valley and have 3 weeks to create an idea; set up the business and create a marketing plan; network with other participants and funders; and pitch to professional investors. You can visit the website for more details of the scheme.

Please watch this video - produced by a Portsmouth Law School student.

Our “EIA graduates” have become valuable contributors to some of the enterprise events within the Faculty’s Career Ready programme. They have also been involved in recruiting and coaching students for the following year’s programme.

One of the individual success stories from this funding opportunity comes from Bridie Bediako (Accounting & Finance graduate and EIA participant in 2017). On her return from the EIA programme, Bridie secured Santander funding to support her concert production company. See here for more details.