BCC: Belfast Enterprise Academy (External Opportunity)

This programme provides mentoring to students who wish to set up their own business. It includes a 2 day business challenge, workshops, business planning sessions, minimum of 6 hours one to one mentoring and business visits.

Outline of Activity

Belfast Enterprise Academy is a Belfast City Council programme that provides mentoring to students who wish to set up their own business.

Learning Outcomes

  • Development of commercial awareness
  • Development of a business plan
  • Attending a 2 day business challenge workshop to develop team building and business ideas
  • Minimum of 6 hours one to one mentoring with a dedicated mentor to develop business plan

And the strategic direction of:

  • Business
  • Development of business skills by attending 3 workshops from a range of themes (funding your business idea, the design process marketing and legal issues)
  • Two business planning sessions to support writing of business plan and idea development
  • Minimum of two business visits to gain insight into world of business and meet with real entrepreneurs
  • Development of networking skills
  • Development of problem solving skills
  • Leadership and project development skills
  • Development of entrepreneurial skills
  • Report writing and business planning skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Commitment and positive attitude
  • Research skills
  • Development of self-motivation, confidence and self esteem.

Assessment Details

  • Attendance at residential workshop
  • Attendance of minimum of 6 hours one to one mentoring
  • Attendance at 2 business planning sessions
  • Attendance at 2 business visits
  • Attendance at 3 workshops
  • Certificate received from Belfast City Council on completion.

Level of Commitment

Level of commitment

32 hours spent:

Additional Time required:


Additional Mentoring


Business Plan writing

Business Planning Sessions


Business Visits



Related Staff

Chris Shannon

Student Enterprise & Entrepreunership Manager (Students' Union)
Uusu Finance Team
+44 2890 366141
11H22 - Jordanstown campus

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