University of Sheffield Enterprise Zone

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University of Sheffield Enterprise Zone

 “‘Enterprise is having ideas and doing something about them, taking advantage of opportunities to bring about change.

It is making things and ideas happen”

Sara pates
Head of Enterprise

Who is USE?

Enterprise is made up of people with ideas. That’s academics, entrepreneurs, departmental staff, societies, students, graduates, interns, businesses, employers, the careers service, men, women, boys and girls.

Anyone can help to make up Enterprise. All you need is motivation and we’ll help you with the rest.

What does USE do?

University of Sheffield Enterprise (USE) seeks to stimulate new ideas and supports students and graduates of the University to make their entrepreneurial ideas happen, through a programme of activities including: business coaching, advice, seed funding and incubation space.

When do we do it?

The Enterprise Zone is open 9-5, Monday to Friday. You don’t need to book an appointment to come in and speak to somebody. If you prefer, you can call us during office hours and speak to somebody over the phone.

Where are we?

You can’t miss us now that the building’s bright orange. But just in case you can’t find us, all our contact information is at the bottom of this page.

Even if you’re not planning on setting up your own business, getting involved in enterprising activities is a great way to boost your CV, gain new skills and meet new people. These are skills that can be transferred to your studies, your future employment and your daily life.

And if you do want to work for yourself, come and talk to us. Starting your own business isn’t as scary as you might think, especially when you’ve got support.

How can we help?

With opportunities, workshops, events, mentoring, business planning, funding, skill development, support, further study, information, contacts. All of this and loads more information can be found on this website. And if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch.


If you require more information on this or on any other enterprise related issue,  then please use the form below to contact us: