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Entrepreneurship and Experience

Entrepreneurship and Experience


You’ve completed your degree and now want to start your own business. You have the idea, but you just need steering in the right direction. We can help you. If you then decide to start your own business, we can support you through our GLIDE entrepreneur programme. This includes:

  • LEAP Day where you learn from other entrepreneurs
  • One-on-one business support to help you create your own Business Model Canvas
  • Workshops to learn about marketing, sales, etc.

GLIDE entrepreneur programme’s LEAP Day – webinar, May 2021

Turn your dream of starting your own business into reality. Come to our LEAP Day and be inspired! During the LEAP day you will hear from small business owners about how they got started, what obstacles they faced, and advice they would give to budding entrepreneurs. You will also hear from the Buckinghamshire New University’s Positive Psychology Team on what attributes make a successful entrepreneur.

But the first step is to come to our LEAP day and learn all about being your own boss. If you have any questions, email us at glide@bucks.ac.uk

When: Tuesday 25 May, from 10am to 12.30pm

Sign up here


Access to useful business webinars

Learn more about being an entrepreneur and about making decisions through the many webinars on offer.

Bucks Student’s Union Enterprise Programme

Bucks Enterprise is a free-to-join society fully supported by your Students’ Union. Throughout the year, we’ll help the society to organise entrepreneurial activities and events that’ll be open to all students.

These events will include guest speakers and masterclasses; mentorship; alumni panels; competitions and ‘live briefs’; training and access to a wide range of personal development opportunities to help cultivate your inner entrepreneur. Contact union@bucks.ac.uk for more information.


Are you looking for an internship? Look no further than returning to BNU, but this time on the business side.

Students’ Union Internship Programme

As part of the internship programme delivered by the Students’ Union, you’ll be joining our bright and hardworking team. We want to make the most of your talents and keep them within our community.

This year, we’re launching a series of fully-paid internships with extensive training and development opportunities to give select graduates the chance to build experience while contributing to our mission. Visit the jobs page on our website or contact sujobs@bucks.ac.uk for more information.

University employment opportunities

The University has its own programme for Graduate roles which can provide development opportunities, experience and training for graduating students from BNU courses. You’ll be joining a university community that is ambitious for your growth, and your career success. The opportunity will involve partnering with the University on a range of exciting projects aimed at delivering the University’s strategy – Impact 2022. Please email BucksGraduates@bucks.ac.uk to register your interest in future opportunities.

Here’s what some of our 2020 graduates who took on roles say:
Applying and getting the role at Bucks was one of the best decisions and a highlight of 2020 for me. Working at timetabling was interesting and enjoyable, it also allowed me to gain a lot of experience and useful skills. I have felt supported from the start to end, thanks to my co-workers, other interns, my mentor and many other employees of university. The workshops I were attending also allowed me to network with others and further expand my skillset. I have applied for another position of Learning Technology Support Officer, and that’s where I’m now. I’m really happy that I can continue working at Bucks and looking forward to what the future holds for me.
Mateusz Gajda BA (Hons) Business Management graduate
The HR Grad role couldn’t have come at a better time for me. I had been considering a career in HR for a while but had little knowledge on where to start. Since joining Bucks, I have had the opportunity to learn and work across many different areas within HR and have been involved in several projects that has all contributed to my knowledge and skills base. The support I have received has been fantastic and has allowed me to make connections across the organisation. When my role comes to an end later this year, I feel I have been given the tools and experience I need to carry on my career.
Ellen Buckland BSc (Hons) Psychology and Criminology graduate