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Coaching and Support

START UP coaching is free, confidential and bespoke, based around your individual aspirations. Whether you are at the early stages of developing your idea or want to explore how to take your business further, we can help at every stage.

Our confidential coaching sessions are initially delivered one-to-one by our enterprise advisers and are tailored around the specific needs of you and your business. 

We'll help provide direction in taking your ideas forward by offering a clear insight into the steps that you can take to achieve your goals. Our business advisers will also be there to offer support and guidance on your journey to starting up your business and beyond. 

Specialist advice and valuable contacts

Our advisers have connections to a wide range of business professionals and provide introductions to our network of industry experts, influencers and investors, regionally and nationally. They can provide you with specialist advice and access to great opportunities.

Whatever your needs, your adviser can support you and make introductions when needed.

Book a session

For more information, drop into the Careers and START UP Space or email us via My Career - click on the Resources tab to submit your question and select START UP as your question type.

If you've already attended a coaching session, and would like to arrange a follow up, email Claire Adamson

START UP A flying start


START UP Huddles are informal, group-led learning meetups for those already working with a START UP adviser.

We currently have 3 groups, each of them meeting approximately every 3 weeks.

Why should I do it?

To take control of your own learning, develop the skills that you need the most, take on challenges as a group, and share the journey with other future founders like yourself.

Who is it for?

START UP Huddles are open to those already working with a START UP Adviser through START UP Coaching.

How do I find out more?

Ask your START UP adviser. They will be happy to invite you!


Through our START UP panels you can pitch your idea to our experts, gain feedback and access START UP grants.

Our experts can offer you feedback, advice and connect you with valuable contacts. You can even pitch for funding up to £3K to explore your business ideas.

Our START UP grants are just that. Funding to contribute towards the cost of starting your business, without small print, hidden clauses or repayment plans.

Why should I do it?

To get constructive feedback, advice and key connections to help you advance your business, and to request funding for your business idea.

Who is it for?

The START UP panels are open to those already working with a START UP adviser through START UP coaching.

If you want to be considered for a START UP grant:

  • Request for up to £250 can be considered by your START UP adviser directly.
  • For requests between £251 - £3K, your START UP business adviser will assess your need for funding, help you get ready and invite you to pitch at a START UP panel at the right time.

How do I find out more?

Ask your START UP adviser for more information. 

START UP Connect

START UP Connect is a monthly social and speaker series open to all those interested in entrepreneurship and start-ups.

Why should I do it?

To mingle with our growing community of students, graduates and business owners. Hear inspiring stories, connect with like-minded people and have relaxed conversations over a drink and a bite to eat.

Who is it for?

Everyone in the North East start-up community!

How do I find out more?

Visit Careers Events for details of the next workshop. 


The START UP Space is our very own, completely free, open plan co-working area, and the hub of start-up community on campus.

There’s space for group work, formal meetings and informal conversations and all in the heart of the main campus and the City Centre.

Why should I use it?

To work on your projects and business ideas, meet like-minded people and become part of the START UP community.

Who is it for?

It’s free to use for all Newcastle University Students and Graduates!

How do I find out more?

The START UP Space is located within the Careers and Enterprise Centre on Level 1 of King’s Gate. Simply turn up with your laptop or use one of our open access workstations!

Opening times:

  • Monday: 9:00 - 17:00
  • Tuesday: 9:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday: 9:00 - 17:00
  • Friday: 9:00 - 17:00