Department of Anthropology


Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Scheme - Launch Event

Tuesday 9 October 18:00 until 19:00
Careers and Employability Centre in the Library
Speaker: Simon Chuter, Innovation Advisor

If you are an international student with a business idea you want to put into practice in the UK and you need a visa to do this after you graduate, you may be eligible to apply for the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Scheme.

This scheme is run through the University of Sussex and the Sussex Innovation Centre and is eligible to students graduating this year who have a genuine, credible, innovative business idea and the skills to develop it.

Come to our launch event on Tuesday 9th October 6-7m at the Careers and Employability Centre in the Library to find out more:

  • Who is eligible for the scheme
  • How to apply
  • What would be expected in your application
  • What support is available with your application
  • Support available to help make your business a success during the year on the Tier 1 Visa
  • Get your questions answered

Register here to confirm your place at the launch:

The Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Scheme is run in conjunction with the StartUp Sussex programme. You will meet other entrepreneurial students who want to learn more about thinking creatively and developing business concepts, or who already have a business idea they want to make happen.

The application process begins at the start of Phase One of the programme. It includes weekly 2-hour workshops that provides you with the tools to identify a business model that works. In December you will be invited to submit your application to the scheme on Thursday 13th December 2018.

Those who are successful in their application will be invited to join the Discovery Programme (Phase Two) the spring term and is focussed upon the creation of a business plan and a presentation to a funding panel in July 2019. Up to five candidates will be selected for endorsement for a Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Visa.

For further information please access the website here:

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By: Peter Lane
Last updated: Tuesday, 11 September 2018