Careers Service

Work for Yourself

Work for Yourself

Introducing START UP. Whether you want to develop opportunities, explore ideas, work freelance or start your own business, we can help you at every stage, from pre-idea to launch and beyond.

You don’t even have to have an idea to get started. We can help you uncover your passions, generate options and explore possibilities – and we can support you for up to three years after you graduate.


We give it everything and take nothing! We’ll support you whatever your goals and we’ll never ask you for a share of your venture – it’s your business!

We work with hundreds of students and graduates interested in working freelance or starting their own business. We've helped our clients to win national and global awards, raise significant six figure investments and, most importantly, to set up and establish sustainable and growing new ventures.

There are 156 START UP supported businesses currently trading with a combined annual turnover of £20.4 million. A total of 421 full-time equivalent jobs and over £6.1 million of external investment raised between them.

Visit us at Level 1, King’s Gate to find out more or contact us:

Email: startup@ncl.ac.uk

Tel: (0191) 208 7748