Can I become self employed whilst studying at SHU?

If you would like to become self employed, go freelance or start your own business, the Enterprise team provides all the support you need to get going.

Our facilities and services include

  • generous start-up grants and funding
  • one-to-one specialist advice
  • free 24/7 office facilities in the Hatchery┬«
  • business workshops and networking events
  • Find out more on Careers Central

To get in touch with us, please call 0114 225 3131, email, or visit us at the Careers and Employability Centre, City Campus.

International students

If you have a Tier 4 student visa or student visitor visa you are not permitted to be self-employed whilst a student. If you are interested in becoming self-employed in the UK after you graduate, you may be eligible to apply for endorsement for the Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa. Please note places are limited and we operate a competitive application process.

To find out more about this visa scheme please contact the International Experience Team.

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