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The Deck

We are based at The Deck in the Innovation Centre on Streatham Campus. The Deck is a collaborative workspace for student entrepreneurs to work on their business ideas or to meet a member of our team for 1-2-1 appointments. The space is also used for weekly startup workshops and classes for  modules.

SETsquared Exeter

At SETsquared Exeter we help University of Exeter students become successful entrepreneurs through numerous activities and facilitating networking and collaboration opportunities. 
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Meet the team

Joe leads the SETsquared Exeter activity with responsibility in the Business Acceleration and Student Startup Teams, spending his time between the Deck and the Exeter Science Park Centre. He has been involved in supporting student entrepreneurs for many years and still tries to find time to work 1-2-1 with students on their businesses.

Joe works closely with academic colleagues in the Centre for Entrepreneurship in the Business School and others across the University to help embed and grow the culture of entrepreneurship at Exeter.

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Emily is the Head of Student Entrepreneurship, and leads the Student Startup team at the University of Exeter. Emily works closely with academic and professional services colleagues across colleges to foster an entrepreneurial culture across all campuses, broadening access to entrepreneurial education and skills development and nurturing and developing student and graduate startup businesses.

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Jasmine manages and delivers on the Student Startup programmes based on the Streatham Campus, across the academic year. Jasmine is a champion of positive social impact and social development, and an advocate of supporting individuals and innovative ideas that challenge the status quo.

Jasmine has a diverse background in Education, Entrepreneurship and Digital Marketing. Having worked with aspiring entrepreneurs from all ages and backgrounds, she actively encourages innovative ideas and individuals, who would like to put their ambition to good use.

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Nick manages the Student Startup programmes on the Penryn campus, supporting entrepreneurial students through workshops, inspirational events and one-to-one coaching to develop their business ideas into start-ups that are innovative, impactful and resilient for the future.

Nick's background is in entrepreneurship, building businesses in the media and live event sectors. For the last eight years he has been working in business support and recruitment for SMEs in Cornwall alongside investing in early-stage businesses.

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Amber manages the Boyden Entrepreneurship Programme, supporting the entrepreneurial development of students across the department of Engineering and on the MEng Engineering and Entrepreneurship degree programme at the University of Exeter in a variety of ways, including competitions, international development opportunities and 1-2-1 support.

Amber re-joined the team in 2022, after creating the Intrapreneurial Knowledge Exchange Pathway (IKEEP) Programme led by the University of Exeter and developing student enterprise support programmes at the University of Plymouth. Amber is a Director of Organic Cider company Dorset Nectar LLP.

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Julia oversees the day-to-day running of the Student Startups programmes, which includes delivering workshops and content to students, leading programme administration, and communicating student success stories in university news and social media. 

Julia joined the team in 2021 after completing a graduate role working as Marketing and Communications Coordinator in the Exeter Innovation department. Julia has been working in higher education for almost 5 years, and also has experience working and teaching abroad in Spain and France.

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Molly oversees administration and event planning for Student Startups activities on campus, as well as facilitating the day-to-day running of the Exeter Innovation Hub.

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