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Business start-ups and freelancing

Have an idea for a business? Want to be a freelancer?

The Enterprise Team in Solent Futures provides inspiration, information, advice and guidance to enterprising Solent students and graduates. We recognise that, in many subject areas, freelancing and self-employment are important and rewarding career paths. 

Applying for a Tier 1 visa? 

Graduates from Solent University have the opportunity to apply for an entrepreneur visa. There are a number of requirements.

Contact the Enterprise Team

You can contact the Enterprise Team by emailing, or stopping by the Solent Futures Centre (RM001) any weekday throughout the year.

What we offer students and graduates

Southampton Solent University has a comprehensive student/graduate start-up programme, which offers advice, training and support, plus the opportunity to apply for up to £2,000 worth of funding.

This short video gives an overview of the support available for freelancers and business start-ups.


Click on any of the subjects below to see more details of what we can offer and support available.

Register with us

Use the form below to get in contact with the enterprise team.

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Page last updated on Monday 23 April 2018 at 9.15am.


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