Careers Service

Work for Yourself

Work for Yourself

Work independently or start your own business with support from our START UP team

Ngozi Ossai founder of start-up GOZI Haircare

Help at any stage

Do you want to start or grow a business, freelance or independent career?

Whether you want to explore ideas, establish an innovative new service or use your skills and specialisms to create your own opportunities, we’ll help you at every stage, from pre-idea to launch and beyond.

START UP offers bespoke one-to-one coaching, socials, workshops, peer-learning groups, equity-free funding, a pre-accelerator initiative, co-working space and more.

For founders and pioneers

START UP supports all areas of the self-employed. The opportunities we provide extend to any Newcastle University student or recent graduate who wants to work for themselves in any capacity, full or part-time. 

We work with hundreds of students and graduates as individuals or teams. There are currently 191 START UP-supported businesses trading with a combined annual turnover of £98.6 million. Between them, they've raised over £35 million in external investment, won national and global awards and created 672 full-time equivalent jobs.