Enterprise support

  • Mentoring

    We’re dedicated to supporting students, staff and recent graduates in the early stages of their business journey. 

    The scheme is perfect for those with little or no business experience – we’re just looking for genuine desire and commitment!  

    Apply for a mentor

    You will automatically be assigned a mentor if you are selected to be a finalist in the FUEL Awards competition. If you do not meet this criteria but still wish to receive mentoring support, please complete the Request a 1:1 form below.

    Request a 1:1

    Mentoring programme

    Our mentoring programme is designed to give new entrepreneurs the guidance and expertise needed to develop their business or project.

    We will offer up to 480 hours of expert mentoring in 2018-19 and this can be in the form of 1:1 meetings as well as business clinics managed by experts. 

    All of our mentors are entrepreneurs or industry professionals, so they’re more than qualified to give the valuable knowledge and support that’s needed. We regularly recruit new mentors to the scheme too, so if you’d like to get involved as a mentor, please contact us for more information.

    The scheme offers expertise in these areas:

    • Tech/Digital
    • International Trade
    • Accounting, Legal & IP
    • Marketing & PR
    • Social Enterprise
    • Pitching & Personal Development
    • Investment

    The scheme runs separately to the other support available at Oxford Brookes University and comes at no extra cost. Mentoring is offered during and outside of the academic year. 

    Apply to be a mentor

    A mentor would be expected to contribute up to 12 hours of mentoring per year in exchange for a compensation. We regularly recruit new mentors on the scheme so if you wish to find out more about the benefits of joining our scheme, please email  enterprise-support@brookes.ac.uk.