The Sirius Programme

Global International graduate with an innovative start-up idea?

The Sirius programme is for talented international graduates who want to set up their headquarters and settle down in the UK as a long-term plan to grow their business.

The competition run by UK Trade and Investment is one of the most comprehensive start-up support packages offered globally, and one of the best in Europe with no equity taken from enterprises. Successful applicants receive mentoring, a place at one of the UK’s best accelerators, support to gain clients, set up business and raise funds to scale your business.

Sirius are looking for the right people, with the best ideas, who really want the UK to be the place for their amazing ideas.

Applications are now open to graduates from all over the world who have followed BA/BSc level, Master or Research degree programmes. For full details and application visit Durham University students who are interested in this can come and see the Resident Business Adviser in the Careers Centre (email  Apply by the 30th June 2014.



Thinking about Social Enterprise?



Have you ever wanted to develop your volunteering skills and experience further?

Would you like to make an impact tackling environmental issues?

Ever considered developing a social enterprise project?

At the heart of every social enterprise are people dedicated to tackling social and environmental problems, improving communities and changing people’s lives.

Hear from a range of speakers with experience of social enterprise and find out about the funding and support available to help develop your ideas by coming along to our open event on: 

Wednesday 23rd January 2013

3.00pm – 5.00pm

Hogan Lovells Lecture Theatre, Law School, Palatine Centre

For more information contact