COVID-19 Update

You can access the full Work in Progress start-up, business and entrepreneurial support service online via Microsoft Teams. This includes our regular weekly drop-in, Let’s Talk, 1-2-1 appointments with the Work in Progress team members, and access to our online learning environments, Validate and Flightpath.

Our weekly Let’s Talk drop-in with our resident entrepreneur, Richard Baguley, will continue to run every Friday from 1:45-3:45pm. These sessions are a great place to get started, to meet other people, get feedback on your idea or to share your current challenges and concerns. Even when these sessions are not running you can continue to post information or requests, or even set up and run your own chats and video meetings with other members. Access to the teams group requires a Lancaster University login however if you external to the University, we can send you an invite to join this. Please let us know via

What's on offer?

- Business Model Development
- Insights into Industry
- Creative Enterprise Support
- Opportunities to pitch for funding
- Help to register your business
- Creative Thinking Workshops
- Expert advice drop-ins
- Co-working facilities

Find out more by coming to speak to a member of our team in the Work in Progress Space. You can also find and book on to all of our events through TargetConnect - just filter the events category by 'Innovation, Entrepreneurial Learning and Business Support'

If it's inspiration you need...

Many enterprising Lancaster students and graduates have done exciting things with their ideas, during their time at University and in life after.

If you want to make the most out of your student experience and are looking for inspiration to get started, check out our 'Inspire Me' tag on the News pages, and take a look at the Startup Stories gallery for tales of triumph, failure and lessons learned.

Read our latest news & blogs

We publish opportunities, stories, news items, reflective journals and much more from Lancaster students, entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world. Got a story you think we should be sharing? Let us know!
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Meet the entrepreneurs

Here are a few examples of businesses started by Lancaster students, alumni and staff:

Meet some happy customers

We are lucky enough to work with students, alumni and staff on ideas of all shapes and sizes. Here's what a few of them think.
Always an absolute pleasure working with your team, from workshops and events to funding and advice, I was firmly supported by a strong team of individuals every step of the way. My business would never have emerged without your guidance and support.

Anthony Humphreys

iLancaster Developer, ISS

I feel very lucky to have access to a very experienced team based in Lancaster. The Enterprise Team always help me to move in the right direction, avoiding mistakes that might lead to unnecessary costs or failure.

Kate Pykhanova

BSc Hons Marketing, Class of 2016

Good ideas are an essential part of research originality. The creative thinking session taught me how to generate them & to move away from ones that won't work out. This has been invaluable in constructing concepts & arguments as part of my thesis, and enables me to be more confident in my work.

Joshua Hughes

PhD Law

If you’ve ever participated in activities led by the Lancaster University Enterprise Team, we’d love to know what you think.

Contact us

Got a question that you want to ask? Want to access the support offered by Work in Progress? Let us know...