This is Enterprise, The Ideas Section!

Big ideas, small ideas, ideas bigger than you'd even considered! We've got the stuff you need. From advice and support to empowering motivational events, you'll find your next idea here.

We strongly believe that everybody at Loughborough has an enterprising streak. Being enterprising isn't just about running your own business, or wearing a suit in a board room. It's about having the skills, the resilience and the imagination to bring ideas into reality and to overcome obstacles in your way. We aim to inspire students to recognise their potential and to see how other people in similar situations to your own have started projects and businesses.

Keep an eye out for

  • Stories of Success
  • Failure and Perseverance from guest speakers
  • Experts to give you the skills and knowledge you need
  • On The Deckchair (interviews with big names)
  • Enterprise Podcast (chats and resources to listen to wherever you are)
  • Hackathons
  • Networking Evenings
  • Pitching Competitions

Your time at University is the time to take a risk and give your ideas a go. Let us help you take the first step.

Bragging Rights

In the last year, Enterprise has

  • 71 people came in for 1-2-1 business advice
  • 242 leaders developed enterprising skills through workshops delivered by the Hub
  • 272 LinkedIn profile photos taken at careers fairs
  • 788 Inspired with talks from entrepreneurial celebrities and Alumni from the likes of Maisie Williams and Candy Kittens
  • 1305 Students Engaged through The Hub at LSU.
  • 4,500 viewers of entrepreneurial Alumni interviews

Over the past 5 years

  • Enterprise student volunteers have consulted and supported over 150 local businesses in social media skills
  • Raised over £10,000 for charity with our £10 Hall Challenge
  • Awarded 2 National Student Fundraising awards

Who you gonna call?
Emanuele Maccotta

Enterprise Section Chair

Based in the Enterprise Office (upstairs in the Students' Union)

Emma Bishop

Head of Enterprise and Development

Based in the Enterprise Office (upstairs in the Students' Union)

Emma has loved supporting students in enterprising activities for five years. She graduated in Fashion Textiles and ran her own business for several years. She is more than happy to answer any questions you have about anything to do with enterprise. No question is a silly question. Most importantly, Emma loves dogs, Haribo and being Enterprise Mum.


We have an open-door policy, offering free advice to students for all enterprising activity in any of our drop-in sessions. Drop-ins are once a week. Email either emmabishop@lsu.co.uk or ashleighponder@lsu.co.uk to find out when slots are next available.


Drop an email to enterprise@lsu.co.uk or emmabishop@lsu.co.uk to find out when our next drop-in slots are

Yes! We see our office as a co-working space where you can collaborate with other students and our Enterprise Committee.

See the Loughborough Enterprise Network webpage for further help for you and your start-up ideas.

Why not try one of our student groups?
  • Enactus: Developing social enterprises
  • CodeLab: Delivering coding workshops to upskill all students
  • Green Pea: Looking at sustainability across campus
  • Creative Exchange: Promoting creativity and business skills to every student, regardless of degree