Who We Are
NACUE is the leading membership organisation for engaging students in enterprise, set up by students for students. We give college and university students the opportunity to boost their skills, confidence and aspirations through supporting student-led enterprise societies, running inspiring events and advocating practical learning.
Over the last six years we have engaged over 180,000 students in enterprising and entrepreneurial activities, supported a network of over 260 enterprise societies, and seen over 15,000 people attend our events. Our community alone has generated over 1,600 businesses in innovative spaces, creating hundreds of jobs and supporting the investment our country needs.
What We Do
We support over 260 student enterprise societies across the country, developing their skills through a range of engaging entrepreneurship programmes.
We deliver national events attended by thousands of students, graduates and educators – including the biggest student enterprise conference in Europe. From high profile speakers and networking evenings to practical workshops and pitching competitions, our events challenge participants to elevate their aspirations and shape their own futures.
The 260 enterprise societies in our network are groups of students who are putting their ideas into action and gaining the confidence, creativity and capability they’ll need to thrive in an ever-changing future economy. Enterprise societies come in all shapes and sizes, some provide funding, business incubator space and pop-up shops for student startups, others run hackathons to create solutions to business problems, bring leading speakers to campuses, and even create policy think-tanks. They do this because they believe in sharing the opportunity of enterprise and entrepreneurship with their peers.
Our close relationship to our network gives us the opportunity to advocate greater support for enterprise to policymakers and influencers and to create partnerships with institutions, government and companies to improve the journey of enterprising students. We work with every type of institution, from the city-centre vocational college to the traditional research-led university, and partner with some of the leading businesses in the world to deliver over 20 events and conferences each year.
We provide experience and knowledge to those setting up and running enterprise societies, services to institutions that want to establish an enterprising culture among their students, and policy solutions to government.