Research found 15% of students plan to start a business when they graduate and universities are evolving to meet a growing demand for entrepreneurial advice.
Steve Norman, assistant director of the University of Edinburgh Careers Service, told BusinessZone they have seen an increase in interest in self-employment and entrepreneurialism amongst students in recent years.
“Universities such as ours have adapted to reflect this growing interest and trend,” Norman said. “We have increased online resources on self-employment and increasingly work in partnership with other parts of the university in promoting and supporting this as an option.”
Norman added students have been proactive by forming societies related to business and Edinburgh runs E-club to foster entrepreneurship.