Loughborough Enterprise Network continues to offer business support to current students

Loughborough Enterprise Network (LEN) is continuing to offer a variety of support services to current students looking for business and entrepreneurial advice.

One-to-one appointments with the University’s enterprise advisors are available via video call, email and over the phone. To request an appointment, you need to fill in a short form so you can be matched to the most appropriate adviser and an appointment link will then be sent to you via Careers Online.

Every Monday, students, staff and graduates are invited to attend LEN’s Lounge: a virtual social catch-up connecting entrepreneurial spirits to have a chat and discuss anything that may be on their mind - there will even be games and quizzes to keep your brain active too. The next LEN’s Lounge will take place on Monday 4 May at 10am; more information can be found here

In addition, the Network has launched an eight-week programme focused on getting your business online. It will include interactive activities, weekly Q&A meetups as well as useful resources to advance your journey into either developing a business or taking an established business to the next level, learning new entrepreneurial skills along the way. The course has been modified to make it relevant for the remote working landscape we are currently in.

In a testing time for all, LEN has also set up a webpage aimed at supporting your needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether it is information about financial support, external resources or looking after your mental wellbeing, the team has provided a package of useful links and opportunities, as well as positive enterprise stories to keep you motivated.

Be inspired and set yourself small challenges each day using the Network’s 5-week challenge calendar, with small goals set for each day of the week, ranging from meditation, reading business articles and watching TED talks. Alongside this, they have provided recommended books, podcasts, LinkedIn Learning courses and remote working tips for you to check out.

To get in touch with the LEN team, or to find out more information about any of the opportunities above, please email len@lboro.ac.uk.

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2020 QS World University Rankings and top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2020, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 and 8th in The UK Complete University Guide 2020.

Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Specialising exclusively in postgraduate-level study, Loughborough University London is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers cutting-edge master’s and PhD degrees, as well as business collaboration, research and enterprise opportunities.

The seven specialist institutes at Loughborough University London include: Design Innovation, Digital Technologies, Diplomacy and International Governance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Management, Media and Creative Industries, and Sport Business. Close industry partnerships with a wealth of leading businesses and creative organisations means teaching and learning is informed by real-life challenges and driven by true industry pressures.