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Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is taking place from 8th-14th November, and is the world's biggest celebration of entrepreneurship with 180 countries taking part. As part of GEW, the Career Zone will be hosting a range of events to inspire and help you explore the skills, knowledge and attributes needed to go freelance, be self-employed, start-up your own business or to become an entrepreneurial employee.  

While at University you will have the opportunity not only to further your academic knowledge and understanding, but also to develop your employability skills and competencies.  

The Career Zone has adopted the Entrecomp framework and each of our activities have been labelled with the relevant Entrecomp area. Through Entrecomp you can use develop your entrepreneurial skills to generate cultural, social and economic value for others.

All Career Zone activities are designed to enable you to develop both your own employability and your entrepreneurial capacity so you can help to lead the change the world needs. You can find more information on how the university aims to create a sustainable and socially just future in the University's Strategy 2030.

Entrepreneurship Guidance Appointments

If you're thinking about working for yourself, building a portfolio or entrepreneurial career, contact the Careers Zone to book an Entrepreneurs Guidance appointment. As part of GEW, appointments are available throughout the day on 10th and 15th November. Appointments can also be booked throughout the year.

Exeter Award: Entrepreneurship Theme

Whether you are taking an entrepreneurship module or are simply wishing to enhance your employability, the Exeter Award entrepreneurship theme offers you a way to get University recognition for your extra and co-curricular entrepreneurship activities. You can find more information on how to get involved here

Skill Sessions - Book via Handshake

The Career Zone will be running skill sessions throughout the week, both in person and online. Sessions include 'Understanding Social Enterprise', 'Networking Essentials', 'Ways of Working' and 'Finding Internships or Work Experience'. For more infomation on the sessions running and to book your place, visit Handshake.

Employer Events

Employer events will be running throughout the week, with presentations from UnLocked and TeachFirst alongside alumni. For a full list of events and to book your place visit Handshake.

Social Entrepreneurship

Explore this sway to find out more about Social Entrepreneurship and hear from Exeter Alumni, inlcuding Sanmarie and Tom, Co-founders of Bazoo about their businesses. 

Enterprise Support

There are a variety of ways you can develop your entrepreneurship skills during your time at university. Click here to find out more about the support available to you.

Inspiration Talk

Fiona Campbell-Howes and Luke Lang join us to share their experiences and answer your questions about starting a business in the South West. Open to all in the University of Exeter’s community– students, graduates, staff. To find out more and book your place visit Hanshake.


Career Zone Podcast

We’ve released some special episodes of the Career Zone Podcast; listen on Spotify or Itunes.


Our Skills sessions and Programmes align with the Entrepreneurship Compentency Framework. Find out more