Key facts and highlights

Learn more about our strengths and important role in setting the entrepreneurial agenda at The University of Manchester.

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  • Established in 2000 and recognised as one of the UK leaders in applied enterprise and entrepreneurial teaching, learning and support.
  • Fully integrated within the University and based within the Alliance Manchester Business School.
  • A University priority is to ensure all students have the opportunity to access entrepreneurial activities.
  • 30 taught units at all levels, offered in Schools across the campus.
  • Range of workshops and access to online networks.
  • Wide range of co-curricular activities and events.
  • Start-up funding awards available.
  • Annual flagship competitions, including Venture Further (now in its twentieth year) and the Eli and Britt Harari Graphene Enterprise Award.
  • An Entrepreneurial Advisor Network composed of highly experienced alumni and regional contacts.
  • Well-connected with key regional and national groups.
  • In the last year, 31 new start-ups were created.
  • Over 260 Centre-supported businesses are still active: employing over 1,000 and generating over £50M in turnover. External investment in these businesses is more than £6.4 million.
  • Closely linked to The University of Manchester Students' Union.
  • More than half of all 14 to 25-year-olds have thought about starting a business.