Graduate Support

Hallam Graduate Start-ups will provide you with the right support and resources you need to kick start your business venture. The support is available to all graduates up to 5 years after graduation and includes the following:

  • Access to funding 
  • 1-2-1 appointments with our Start-up Adviser
  • Scale-up business support 
  • Business related workshops
  • Online interactive webinars
  • Co-working office space in the Hallam i-Lab 
  • Mentoring support
  • Networking opportunities


                           Click on the image to book your place!

MSc Entrepreneurship (applications welcomed from UK and international graduates)

If you are looking to combine setting up a new business venture with further academic study, then why not consider applying for the MSc Entrepreneurship degree. This one year programme will give you the opportunity to develop your venture at your own pace whilst receiving a thorough understanding in business start-up principles.  

The course will help you to:

  • develop the entrepreneurial mindset and capabilities essential for setting up a successful business
  • create a solid business proposal based on your own customer research and finance assessment
  • develop your own business networks with support from a dedicated mentor and the academic team

This MSc Entrepreneurship is particularly beneficial to international graduates who intend to set up their business in the UK. You will gain a clear and invaluable insight into the issues related to trading in the UK, and it will give you the time to develop your business idea and prepare your Start-up Visa application. 

All teaching for this course is based in the Hallam i-Lab where you will also have access to the full range of the Enterprise Team’s support, including hot-desk facilities. 

For further information on the MSc please click here.

    Start-up Visa (international graduates)

    The Start-up Visa provides an opportunity for international graduates with a genuine and credible business idea to establish their business in the UK. We offer up to 20 new endorsements per year under the UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) Start-up Visa programme. If you receive an endorsement from the University, your visa is valid for up to 2 years from the point of issue subject to the candidate adhering to certain conditions as required by the Enterprise Team. You are eligible to apply if:

    • you are a non-EEA international graduate from Sheffield Hallam University
    • you have a genuine and credible new start-up business idea
    • this is your first attempt at setting up a business in the UK
    • you are resident in the UK at the time of your application - we do not accept applications from outside the UK
    • you do not hold a Post Study Work Visa

        We helped international graduate Gloria Chen set up her catering business

    Please visit the Home Office website* for further information.

    *Sheffield Hallam University is not responsible for the content of external websites.

    Next Steps

    To find out more about all or some of our graduate support offer:

    • Visit us in the Hallam i-Lab at our weekly Open House Wednesday afternoons. Drop in anytime between 13.00 - 16.00. The Hallam i-Lab is a dedicated enterprise and entrepreneurial incubation space on floor 6 of Aspect Court, on Pond Hill. (CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)
    • Contact us on: 0114 225 3131 or email at:

    Use the links below to explore the Enterprise Team's full offer.

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    Friday, July 31, 2020 - 11:09