Propeller Student Enterprise
The Propeller Student Enterprise service supports current students, staff and graduates across all faculties and services to become “business ready”, whether you're working for yourself or someone else.
This service offers skills workshops, online resources, 1-2-1 support from business mentors, and interaction with a community of local businesses who work from the Propeller Hub.
For those who are developing a business idea, we offer workshops and online content designed to help you test the viability of your idea, build business acumen and start trading. Current students and recent graduates (within the last 3 years) can also benefit from 1-2-1 support with a business mentor.
For existing business owners, we provide a range of business growth workshops. Trading businesses can also make use of our paid hot desks and dedicated rental desks within the incubation space in the Media Factory.
The main workshop programme looks at creating a business, from idea generation through to creating a complete business plan. We also have bite-sized briefings focused on specific skills and a Business Growth Series for established businesses.
Registered Propeller members can take advantage of interactive online content focused on the development of freelance skills. Flightpath is an ever-growing online course with information, games, templates and other resources.
The Propeller Hub is the incubation space on the fourth floor of the Media Factory. The incubation space includes 16 hot desks and 24 dedicated rental desks which can be used by our alumni and local businesses for a fee.
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The ERDF U Start Project
Propeller Student Enterprise is partially supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) U Start Project. The project aims to assist students, staff (both academic and non-academic) and local graduates from the University of Central Lancashire and Lancaster University to start up their own businesses through pre- and post- start-up support.