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The place to create entrepreneurial futures

The University of Leeds Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies is the focal point for enterprise education and research on the campus, part of Enterprise at Leeds initiative and contributor to the GOLD standard awarded by the Small Business Charter in 2014.

Lead by Professor Diane Holt, the experienced teaching and research team, associate lecturers, visiting staff and enterprise ambassadors help us deliver interesting and stimulating modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. We are proud of our postgraduate MSc Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, which practically develops your understanding of enterprise on a global scale, and our innovative undergraduate ‘with Enterprise‘ programmes.

We will also help you locate enterprise opportunities and get involved: from joining a student enterprise group to starting a business with SPARK and from taking on a social project to entering a competition.

We support a number of leading organisations involved in enterprise education:

Enterprise Educators UK (EEUK)
Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE)
National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs (NACUE)
We provide practical support, materials and guidance to all those who are interested in gaining new skills and improving their enterprise background.

We use the most up to date teaching methods and have been involved with the development of The Academy of Innovation, and the amazing collaborative teaching space.

Enterprise at Leeds

We produce an annual Student Impact Report to show the impact our work has across the whole university. You can view the reports below, or visit the 'Student Enterprise' page for for more information and profiles of students who have taken our enterprise modules and our MSc.

Enterprise At Leeds Student Impact Report 2020/21

Enterprise At Leeds Student Impact Report 2019/20

Enterprise At Leeds Student Impact Report 2018/19


Leeds Enterprise Educators Network (LEEN)

The Leeds Enterprise Education Network (LEEN) aims to bring together colleagues from a diverse range of disciplines to explore and exchange knowledge of teaching and research and to develop opportunities for collaboration and curriculum development. A recent mapping exercise undertaken by the Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies, into enterprise-related teaching across campus identified many colleagues working to develop teaching and research for, about or through enterprise and entrepreneurship in a diverse range of disciplines. However, as enterprise or entrepreneurship is not the primary focus of disciplines outside traditional Business School environments, it is often seen as an added ‘extra’ rather than an element of teaching that is embedded within modules and made relevant to the particular subject areas with the potential for those who are developing these initiatives to become isolated.

We recognise that colleagues working in these areas across faculties and schools are developing innovative and exciting teaching and modules for students from a range of disciplines and LEEN seeks to offer ways of sharing this knowledge and experience. We encourage those currently, or intending to become, involved in developing enterprise-related teaching and those interested in research collaboration in this area to join the network and to share their knowledge to develop interdisciplinary practice and research directions.

If you are interested in joining LEEN and would like to be kept informed of our activities and events please email Stefania Romano (