About RAU Student Enterprise Fund
From student societies to organised workshops and awards, the RAU provides students with the opportunity to develop their business ideas and receive tailored support. Budding entrepreneurs can benefit from the bountiful knowledge and experience of their lecturers, and the strong industry links the University has carefully cultivated over the years.
A key form of support the University offer is business start–up funding, known as The First Steps Fund. The First Steps Fund is a proof of concept fund for current RAU students, staff and recent alumni (up to 3 years). Applicants to the scheme can receive up to £250 to help them test their concept as well as access to an enterprise mentor and desk and meeting space at the University’s Trent Lodge.
If you want to find out more about some of our beneficiaries take a look at the case studies.