The Cube: business events for students and graduates
  • Ashfords Solicitors Business Legalities 1:1 appointments

  • TS Partners Ltd, Chartered Tax Advisers and Accountants - Financial planning and business advice 1:1 appointments

  • One third stories - building an MVP

  • TS Partners Ltd, Chartered Tax Advisers and Accountants - Financial planning and business advice 1:1 appointments

  • NatWest Business Builder - The power of mindset

  • NatWest Business Builder - Visioning (setting goals to accelerate)

  • NatWest Business Builder - Visioning (setting goals to accelerate)

  • Richard Carpenter - Business start-up and growth 1:1 appointments

  • NatWest Business Builder - Writing a great 60 second pitch

  • Accelerating Women's Enterprise - Time management

  • Branding yourself and your business

  • Cornelle Communications - Branding yourself and your business

  • NatWest Business Builder - Understanding your customer

  • NatWest Business Builder - Building a resilient business

  • The Cube - Explore, Develop & Launch Awards Event

  • Sales training programme - managing your sales programme

  • Beating Imposter Syndrome

  • The different sources of funding (grants vs debt vs equity) and pros and cons

  • Ashfords Solicitors - Business legalities 1:1 appointments

  • Pre-production and production of a podcast - the mindset of launching and podcast production

  • Plymouth Patent Library - An introduction to intellectual property for students and start-ups workshop

  • TS Partners Ltd Chartered Tax Advisers and Accountants - Financial planning and business advice 1:1 appointments

  • Is your product or service ready for investment?

  • TS Partners Ltd, Chartered Tax Advisers and Accountants - Financial planning and business advice 1:1 appointments

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The Cube has organised a series of events to support students and graduates to become budding entrepreneurs and to start up their own businesses. 

If you're interested in attending a session, then please book your place via the myCareer link against each event.

Recent feedback on the support includes: “What The Cube is doing is phenomenal. The deep insights that speakers bring to the webinars really help. The team that is selecting the speakers is doing a great job. Before Plymouth, I had spent 3-4 years in the entrepreneurship space and finding this type of realistic and practical insight is tough. I learned a great deal about entrepreneurship, thanks to The Cube.”

The Cube will be holding regular Student & Graduate Drop In sessions in the Careers and Employability Hub, Charles Seale-Hayne Library - why not drop in and see what support we can offer.

  • Tuesdays 11:00-14:00
  • Wednesdays 14:00-17:00
  • Thursdays 11:00-14:00


Thursday 21 October (10:00-12:00)
| Ashfords Solicitors Business Legalities 1:1 appointments | Virtual

An opportunity to access the professional support of a representative of Ashfords LLP for advice and guidance on business start-up and development legalities.


Tuesday 26 October (09:30-12:30) | TS Partners Ltd, Chartered Tax Advisers and Accountants - Financial planning and business advice 1:1 appointments | Virtual

1:1 advice and guidance to help you start or develop a business, become self-employed or freelance. Also advice on financial management and planning.


Wednesday 27 October 11:00-12:00 | One third stories - building an MVP | Virtual

A minimum viable product just needs to be the simplest thing you can provide to customers that solves their problem (or part of it). You should be able to create it in less than a couple of days.


Thursday 28 October (09:30-12:30) | TS Partners Ltd Chartered Tax Advisers and Accountants - Financial planning and business advice 1:1 appointments | Room 206, Marine Building 

1:1 advice and guidance to help you start or develop a business, become self-employed or freelance. Also advice on financial management and planning.


Monday 1 November 12:30-13:30 | NatWest Business Builder - The power of mindset | Room 3, Student Hub, Charles Seale-Hayne Library

A series of five inspirational one hour sessions spread over this week - just book for this session or for all five!

Our mindset shapes everything we think and everything we do. We’ll be looking at how our mindset is formed and influenced to understand why different situations feel comfortable or not.


Tuesday 2 November 12:30-13:30 | NatWest Business Builder - Visioning (setting goals to accelerate) | Room 3, Student Hub, Charles Seale-Hayne Library

A series of five inspirational one hour sessions spread over this week - just book for this session or for all five!

We will look at creating long-term visions to keep you inspired and motivated and keep your business moving forward. We’ll break those visions down into milestones that feel manageable and allow you to feel regular progress whilst keeping the needs of yourself and the business at the heart of every decision you make.


Tuesday 2 November (14:00-16:00) | Richard Carpenter - Business start-up and growth 1:1 appointments | Virtual 

Join Richard Carpenter, an experienced business consultant for 30 minutes of 1:1 support. Appointments are for those looking to start-up, grow and accelerate a business and helps you explore your businesses potential.


Wednesday 3 November 12:30-13:30 | NatWest Business Builder - Writing a great 60 second pitch | Room 205, Rolle Building

A series of five inspirational one hour sessions spread over this week - just book for this session or for all five!

If you haven’t got a clear 60-second pitch, you could be missing out on opportunities to grow your business every day. You’ll come away with a clear understanding around what to put in and leave out and how to structure for maximum impact.


Wednesday 3 November (13:00-17:00) | Accelerating Women's Enterprise - Time management | Room 3, Student Hub, Charles Seale-Hayne Library

A three-part weekly female only course that aims to develop your confidence and entrepreneurial skills. Delving into all things time management, to enable you to effectively manage your priorities and maximise on your productivity.


Wednesday 3 November (15:00-16:00) | Branding yourself and your business | Room 204, Rolle Building

Whether your business is selling products to consumers or services to clients, Siobhan Lavelle will give you insights into the importance of branding and how a strong brand can drive business growth. 


Wednesday 3 November 15:00-16:00 | Cornelle Communications - Branding yourself and your business | Room 214, Rolle Building

Unlock the mysteries of branding with this session. Whether your business is selling products to consumers or services to clients, you’ll gain insights into the importance of branding and how a strong brand can drive business growth.


Thursday 4 November 12:30-13:30 | NatWest Business Builder - Understanding your customer | Room 3, Student Hub, Charles Seale-Hayne Library

A series of five inspirational one hour sessions spread over this week - just book for this session or for all five!

Understanding your customer is vital to ensuring your business operates as efficiently and profitably as possible. You will come away with a solid understanding of what your next steps and techniques will be to continue to serve your customers.

 
Friday 5 November 12:30-13:30 | NatWest Business Builder - Building a resilient business model | Room 3, Student Hub, Charles Seale-Hayne Library

A series of five inspirational one hour sessions spread over this week - just book for this session or for all five!

With so much change, challenge and confusion just now, it’s easy to feel lost. We examine the nine key areas of a business model and talk through the best practices for your business.


Events taking place during the week of 8-12 November can be found on the Global Enterpreneurship Week page.

Thursday 11 November (16:30-20:00) | The Cube – Explore, Develop & Launch Awards Event | Rolle Marquee

The Cube would like to invite entrepreneurial University of Plymouth students and alumni to join us as a guest at our networking and awards event. You will have the opportunity to hear from successful student and graduate entrepreneurs as well as keynote speaker Jo Fairley, Entrepreneur and Co-founder of Green & Black’s, the world’s leading organic chocolate.  

The speakers will be followed by the awarding of our first Explore Develop & Launch Awards funded by Santander UK Universities.

The evening will be rounded off with cheese, wine and networking with our entrepreneurs and business partners from the city, where you can make those important connections to move your business idea/venture forward.

The Cube connects businesses, entrepreneurs, investors students and graduates from the University of Plymouth with each other. We inspire and support students and graduates in becoming more innovative and ambitious in enterprise, freelancing and self-employment and to grasp opportunities.


Monday 15 November (16:00-17:00) | Sales training programme - managing your sales programme | Virtual

Part of a set of six masterclasses that will be of maximum benefit if the whole programme is attended, however each session is a stand alone event and can booked individually. 

You will discover the sort of systems and management processes that companies up and down the UK on utilising to manage their sales programme and how you could implement the same


Tuesday 16 November (12:00-13:00) | Beating Imposter Syndrome | Room 3, Student Hub, Charles Seale-Hayne Library

Do you question your skills and the abilities you bring to your projects and activities? Imposter Syndrome can knock your confidence and bring your ambition grinding to a halt. Join Siobhán Lavelle to hear how common this really is, and what you can to do turn this fear into an advantage in the workplace.


Wednesday 17 November (12:00-13:00) | The different sources of funding (grants vs debt vs equity) and pros and cons | Virtual

A virtual introduction to the various options for funding your start-up, reviewing the differences between bootstrapping, grants debt and equity solutions and how founders decide which option(s) are appropriate for their business.


Thursday 18 November (10:00-12:00) | Ashfords Solicitors - Business legalities 1:1 appointments | Room 206, Marine Building

An opportunity to access the professional support of a representative of Ashfords LLP for advice and guidance on business start-up and development legalities.


Tuesday 23 November (12:00-13:00) | Pre-production and production of a podcast - the mindset of launching and podcast production | Virtual

Covering the pre-production and production of a podcast. By the end of this session you will have the knowledge to launch and produce a podcast from scratch onto popular podcast platforms, with no budget needed. All you will need to do so is your phone, all else is an added luxury.


Wednesday 24 November (12:00-13:00) | Plymouth Patent Library - An introduction to intellectual property for students and start-ups workshop | Virtual

 Get information on all aspects of intellectual property (IP), including patents, copyright, trademarks and designs. Learn how to exploit your intellectual property.


Thursday 25 November (09:30-12:30) | TS Partners Ltd Chartered Tax Advisers and Accountants - Financial planning and business advice 1:1 appointments | Room 206, Marine Building

1:1 advice and guidance to help you start or develop a business, become self-employed or freelance. Also advice on financial management and planning.

 
Thursday 25 November (12:30-13.30) | Is your product or service ready for investment? | Virtual

Thomas Westcott Chartered Accountants will discuss what investors are looking for and how to make yourself stand out.

 
Tuesday 30 November (09:30-12:30) | TS Partners Ltd, Chartered Tax Advisers and Accountants - Financial planning and business advice 1:1 appointments | Virtual

1:1 advice and guidance to help you start or develop a business, become self-employed or freelance. Also advice on financial management and planning. 

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Today's events

Global Entrepreneurship Week

(8–12 November 2021)

Global Entrepreneurship Week is recognised as the biggest global celebration of entrepreneurship, with 180 countries taking part annually.

The Cube at the University of Plymouth has collaborated with its expert partners to create a series of workshops, opportunities and an awards competition for Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Our 2021 programme of events can be found on our events page here

Find out more about global events via the official Global Entrepreneurship Week website.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are constantly monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact. The University remains open with a safety-first approach to ensure our campuses are ‘covid-secure’ for our staff, students, local community and visitors, in accordance with government guidance.

University advice and guidance on COVID-19


Event photography and video

Please be aware that some of the University of Plymouth's public events (both online and offline) may be attended by University staff, photographers and videographers, for capturing content to be used in University online and offline marketing and promotional materials, for example webpages, brochures or leaflets. If you, or a member of your group, do not wish to be photographed or recorded, please let a member of staff know.