BSeen business

Interested in making a difference and an income?

If so, BSEEN offers an attractive package of start-up support for Newman students and graduates.  Building on creative and enterprising ideas from people like you, it’s a collaborative programme run across four universities in Birmingham and is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

Successful applicants benefit from a variety of support including a five-day bootcamp development programme, tailored personal mentoring, a business grant of up to £500 and workspace and networking at one the partner institutions.

There is a two-stage process with a written application, followed by a panel interview where you will present your ideas.  For full details of the programme and application process go to the BSEEN website.


EU Development Fund


bseen Success Stories

Bobby Bradstock - 2019 graduate

Bobby Bradstock – Serenity Psychotherapy

Birmingham Skills for Enterprise and Employability Network (bseen) has recently named Bobby Bradstock, an Alumna of Newman University, as its Entrepreneur of the month.

Bobby studied for her BSc in Psychology and Counselling Studies before progressing to gain her MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy, studying both at Newman University, and graduating in 2019.

Throughout her studies, Bobby gained work experience at Newman Health & Wellbeing and in her final year, Bobby entered into the bseen programme and was successful in gaining funding for her business. She began building her brand and website, eventually creating Serenity Psychotherapy.

Since graduating, Bobby’s business has grown and Serenity Psychotherapy now has an office in Hall Green as well as in Earlswood. Bobby has worked with tuition providers, social enterprises, and holistic wellbeing providers and most recently held her first networking event with Santander in Birmingham.

All of the above have contributed to Bobby being named as bseen’s Entrepreneur of the month.

Read more about Bobby’s story at Newman.

Read more about Bobby’s bseen journey.

Jamaal filming for BBC short film sat in car Jamaal O’Driscoll – O’Driscoll Collective

Jamaal worked at Newman University within the NCOP team before working with the University to create his own business O’Driscoll Collective. Jamaal’s business is a national dance collective, teaching an outreach programme, workshops and performances in schools and community spaces.

Jamaal has recently being named as entrepreneur of the month by bseen for May.

Read more about Jamaal’s bseen journey.

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