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Studying at the University of Oxford?

There are a wealth of  resources for students to enhance skills, develop an idea, meet entrepreneurs and gain experience.  The opportunities are only limited by the time you have.

Check out our top picks, then use the filters below to further customise your search.

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Why You (As a Student) Need to Learn Entrepreneurial Skills

Graduates need to show prospective employers that they have a rounded skill set.  So what skills are employers looking for?

Startup Tips Videos

Oxford student and alumni entrepreneurs give insightful advice about how they started startups, their journeys, and why being in Oxford has helped.

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How a degree can help you run a startup

Three members of Bloom & Wild discuss how their degrees have helped in their entrepreneurial life.

University of Oxford Entrepreneurship Support

Organisations and student groups providing opportunities to explore entrepreneurship in the University.

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Entrepreneurship @ Oxford

Looking for a way to navigate the Oxford entrepreneurship ecosystem? Our handy map shows you everything at a glance.

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Sign up for the EO Newsletter

A weekly digest of upcoming entrepreneurship events in Oxfordshire, via Enterprising Oxford.

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Oxford Women In Business (OxWIB)

Oxford Women In Business (OxWIB)

A thriving student society providing a platform for opportunities for enterprising young women at the University of Oxford.

IDEA Corporate Membership with Women on Boards

IDEA Corporate Membership with Women on Boards

If you're a University of Oxford member, you can sign-up for free access to Women on Boards NexGen Membership. Register using your ...

Startup Tips: What’s your top tips?

Startup Tips: What’s your top tips?

Young, Oxford entrepreneurs answer the question!

OX1

OX1

Oxford's first start-up incubator programme designed by student entrepreneurs, for student entrepreneurs, which does not take equity or IP.

Oxford Case Studies: Rhodes Incubator

Oxford Case Studies: Rhodes Incubator

Social impact and entrepreneurship can go together.

Oxford Foundry COVID-19 Action Plan

Oxford Foundry COVID-19 Action Plan

The Oxford Foundry has launched an OXFO COVID-19 Action Plan to rapidly scale ventures who are fighting COVID-19, and build and implement entrepreneurial solutions to future challenges.

Sheen Gurrib, Co-founder of ReShape Co

Sheen Gurrib, Co-founder of ReShape Co

Sheen Gurrib is the Co-founder of ReShape Co, one of the world’s largest non-profit consulting groups catering to SMEs.

Oxford Case Studies – Oxford Hub

Oxford Case Studies – Oxford Hub

Sara Fernandez, CEO of the Oxford Hub, discusses its success and encourages current students to use the freedom uni life provides to volunteer.

CodeSoc

CodeSoc

Oxford University coding society.

The First Questions to Ask Yourself when You have that Big Idea Part 1

The First Questions to Ask Yourself when You have that Big Idea Part 1

Dr Stuart Wilkinson gives advice on business ideas and how to manage them.

Working in Startups: Understanding the Growth Cycle

Working in Startups: Understanding the Growth Cycle

Growing pains - What are the phases a start-up goes through as it grows?

Maria Rotilu, MD of the Oxford Seed Fund

Maria Rotilu, MD of the Oxford Seed Fund

Maria Rotilu is the current MD of the Oxford Seed Fund, a student-led VC (Venture Capital) body that invests in Oxford-affiliated startups every year.

Student Entrepreneur Programme (StEP)

Student Entrepreneur Programme (StEP)

Your chance to explore what it takes to be an entrepreneur, if you're a student.

Community Enterprise Awards

Community Enterprise Awards

Since 2013, over 40 different ventures have been supported, from a community cafe to a soap recycling enterprise.

Social Shifters: Find your social or environmental passion and take action

Social Shifters: Find your social or environmental passion and take action

Find your social or environmental passion - and take action

What does it mean to be Entrepreneurial?

What does it mean to be Entrepreneurial?

It is not just about starting a business, or spinning out a company from research. It's a mindset, or a way of thinking.

Ideas 2 Impact

Ideas 2 Impact

This innovation and enterprise skills initiative is convened at Saïd Business School, in collaboration with the Entrepreneurship Centre and the University of Oxford sciences division.

Meet Prime Advocates: Business for Good

Meet Prime Advocates: Business for Good

Prime Advocates is a London-based not-for-profit corporate law firm and social finance consultancy. Its Social Finance Hot Desk connects pioneering social enterprise initiatives with free specialist legal advice.

Understanding Intellectual Property (IP)

Understanding Intellectual Property (IP)

As a student, you need to understand what IP is, who owns it, and what can be done with it before proceeding with an idea.

So you think you want to be a director of a company…

So you think you want to be a director of a company…

Top questions you need to know the answers to before you become a company director. Whether you have never been a director before, or not there are some questions you should ask about yourself before you take on the responsibility

Asha Vettoor, Founder of SwaraVOW

Asha Vettoor, Founder of SwaraVOW

Asha Vettor is founder of social enterprise Swara Voice of Women.

EIT Health Summer School

EIT Health Summer School

The EIT Health Summer Schools support innovation by empowering the healthcare leaders and innovators of tomorrow.

Free Entrepreneurship Online Courses and Activities

Free Entrepreneurship Online Courses and Activities

Looking for something to do from the comfort of your own home?  Check out these free online entrepreneurship courses, videos and resources!

The Careers Service Student Consultancy

The Careers Service Student Consultancy

The programmes equips University of Oxford students with consulting skills to help local businesses, charities and community organisations.

Oxford Case Studies: Project SOUP

Oxford Case Studies: Project SOUP

Enjoying a simple bowl of soup for an evening can be the first step to making a number of positive changes in your community.

Tech Workshops

Tech Workshops

An opportunity to learn the basics of Python over 2 weekends.

University of Oxford Entrepreneurship Support

University of Oxford Entrepreneurship Support

Organisations and student groups providing opportunities to explore entrepreneurship in the University.

Libby Wood, Associate Director for Programmes, Entrepreneurship Centre, Saïd Business School

Libby Wood, Associate Director for Programmes, Entrepreneurship Centre, Saïd Business School

Libby Wood is the Associate Director for Programmes, Entrepreneurship Centre, Saïd Business School

OUI Social Enterprise Support

OUI Social Enterprise Support

Through social enterprise, OUI now offers a business model that is adaptable, dynamic and supports all University Divisions equally.

Oxford Fintech Programme

Oxford Fintech Programme

This programme on financial technology and innovation is designed to offer you the tools to face the future of finance.

Venture Capital Investment Competition

Venture Capital Investment Competition

Global VCIC is the world’s largest venture capital competition among top MBA students from 70+ prestigious business schools.

Hult Prize

Hult Prize

The Hult Prize Foundation is a start-up accelerator for budding young social entrepreneurs emerging from the world’s universities.

Startup Visa Endorsement (was GEV)

Startup Visa Endorsement (was GEV)

A UK endorsement scheme for those wish to stay in the UK to develop their business ideas.

WeAreTheCity

WeAreTheCity

WeAreTheCity includes gender-related news, a networks directory, calendar of events and conferences, returnships, business schools, inspirational women profiles, HeForShe interviews, giving back and jobs.

Engaging with Entrepreneurship Programme

Engaging with Entrepreneurship Programme

Sign up for IDEA's Engaging with Entrepreneurship Programme to gain practical experience, learn transferable skills for the workplace, ...

Oxford Venture Capital Network – Student Society

Oxford Venture Capital Network – Student Society

A network to help both Oxford students and startups grow.

Student Entrepreneur?

Student Entrepreneur?

Entrepreneurship education is becoming more prominent, with many students seeking to learn more about business.

Oxford Case Studies: SociAbility

Oxford Case Studies: SociAbility

Matt Pierri is the CEO and Co-founder of SociAbility, whose main aim is to map the accessibility of social spaces within Oxford’s 44 colleges and halls, as well as a broad sweep of social venues, including cafes, restaurants and bars in a dedicated app.

Step Forward

Step Forward

One day personal development workshops for women, organised by the Careers Service

Marthe Naudts, CEO & Founder of Oxford Business Review

Marthe Naudts, CEO & Founder of Oxford Business Review

Marthe Naudts is the CEO and Founder of the Oxford Business Review, aiming to provide all students with the insights, skills and community needed to thrive in business

Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship

Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship

We are a dedicated centre for social entrepreneurship at the University of Oxford.

Get Your Startup Started

Get Your Startup Started

In this course, you’ll learn how to pitch your business and secure the funding you’ll need to launch your new company.

Brookes Enterprise Support

Brookes Enterprise Support

Enterprise Support offers exceptional opportunities for students, staff and recent graduates.

Joe Brown, co-founder of URSOR

Joe Brown, co-founder of URSOR

Joe Brown, a recent Oxford Computer Science DPhil graduate, is now the Co-founder of URSOR – a safe browser for kids where they can explore, learn and play online

Why Students Need to Learn Entrepreneurial Skills

Why Students Need to Learn Entrepreneurial Skills

Thinking about becoming a student entrepreneur? Or just looking to expand your skill set? Here’s why as a student you need to learn ...

Oxford Case Studies: Common Ground

Oxford Case Studies: Common Ground

A shared workspace and café in Jericho, Oxford.

Oxford Entrepreneurs Student Society

Oxford Entrepreneurs Student Society

Oxford Entrepreneurs is the largest student society promoting entrepreneurship in the world.

Priyav Shah, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at CuraCode

Priyav Shah, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at CuraCode

Priyav Shah is a Co-Founder of CuraCode which creates highly secure, low cost authentication labels based on a patented technology discovered at Oxford University.

The Careers Service Internship Programme

The Careers Service Internship Programme

The University of Oxford Internship Programme provides access to hundreds of summer internships opportunities for students.

Startup Tips: Lessons from our students

Startup Tips: Lessons from our students

Oxford student and alumni entrepreneurs give insightful advice about their startups

Oxford Case Studies: Language Amigo

Oxford Case Studies: Language Amigo

Language Amigo is a new way for students to improve their spoken Spanish by providing an income to LATAM youngsters, too.

The Liber Project

The Liber Project

Liber is a new endeavour addressing the numerous business challenges brought on by the Covid-19 crisis.

Oxford Case Studies – Uncomfortable Oxford

Oxford Case Studies – Uncomfortable Oxford

Are you sitting comfortably? Then it’s time to get up and take a bumpy walk through Oxford’s past.

Udemy: Build. Measure. Learn. Lean Startup

Udemy: Build. Measure. Learn. Lean Startup

Become a Lean Startup Guru. Learn Lean Methodology from Lean experts like Eric Ries, Steve Blank, and more.

Why Students Need to Learn Entrepreneurial Skills

Why Students Need to Learn Entrepreneurial Skills

Thinking about becoming a student entrepreneur? Or just looking to expand your skill set? Here’s why as a student you need to learn ...

How a Degree Can Help You Run Your Startup

How a Degree Can Help You Run Your Startup

Three members of Bloom&Wild discuss how their degrees have helped in their entrepreneurial life

MPLS Enterprise Programme

MPLS Enterprise Programme

Opportunities for Oxford University members to get information about Oxford Entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Business Courses from Udemy

Business Courses from Udemy

By connecting students all over the world to the best instructors, Udemy is helping individuals reach their goals and pursue their dreams.

Engaging with Entrepreneurship Programme

Engaging with Entrepreneurship Programme

Sign up for IDEA's Engaging with Entrepreneurship Programme to gain practical experience, learn transferable skills for the workplace, ...

Tata Varsity Pitch Competition

Tata Varsity Pitch Competition

A national early stage business pitching competition for businesses coming out of colleges and universities.

Enterprising Women programme

Enterprising Women programme

Encouraging, inspiring and supporting the participation of female STEM researchers in innovation and entrepreneurship.

YES Young Entrepreneurs Scheme

YES Young Entrepreneurs Scheme

A global competition developed to raise awareness of how ideas can be commercialised.

Oxford Entrepreneur’s Network

Oxford Entrepreneur’s Network

Oxford educated entrepreneurs, investors and mentors. The Oxford Alumni network for those interested in entrepreneurship.

Aspect launch new Accelerator!

Aspect launch new Accelerator!

Aspect’s new flagship four-month social sciences student and alumni accelerator hosted by LSE to support and scale socially-responsible student and alumni ventures is now open for applications.

IDEA Programmes & Courses

IDEA Programmes & Courses

As part of the IDEA programme, we will be running a number of pilot programmes to help increase diversity in enterprising activities - ...

Social Impact Education

Social Impact Education

A variety of co-curricular courses aimed at providing high potential, socially-minded graduate students across the University of Oxford.

Oxford Case Studies: Pick Me Up Parcels

Oxford Case Studies: Pick Me Up Parcels

Emily Tench bagged a social enterprise award for Pick-Me-Up Parcels, a venture that does what it says on the parcel.

The Oxford Character Project

The Oxford Character Project

A new generation of wise thinkers and good leaders

Startup Tips: Finding funding

Startup Tips: Finding funding

Oxford student and alumni entrepreneurs give insightful advice about their startups

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