About AREA

The Anglia Ruskin Enterprise Academy (AREA) is a central hub for start-ups, ideas generation and innovative projects in the University. 

We develop, coordinate and support all enterprising and entrepreneurial extra-curricular activities across all campuses and faculties.

If you want to develop your knowledge and direct your own success, AREA offers students and staff the chance to improve essential skills. We support you in whatever area you want to progress, from networking and presenting, through to team building and financial planning. Expand your knowledge and mind-set to shape your future career – whether that’s as an entrepreneur or within a large corporation. The skills and knowledge you gain with us will be invaluable for whichever path you choose.

AREA provides a platform for students and staff to network and interact on a regular basis. Our StartupLab is a dedicated space to generate and grow your business ideas in a supportive environment.

Not only do we have facilities to support your goals, but we have numerous extra-curricular activities throughout the academic year. Our Be Your Own Boss seminar series, The Big Pitch competition and the Design, Make, Sell program are just some of our initiatives designed to introduce you to the world of business and entrepreneurship and complement your studies or work.