Teesside University in national entrepreneur visit

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Image caption The university encourages students to think about setting up their own businesses

Teesside University is to be the only North East stop-off on a nationwide research tour by the National Consortium of University Entrepreneurs.

The group is visiting Britain's "most business-facing universities" to get the views of students and graduates.

The university's Prof Cliff Hardcastle said: "We help students turn great ideas into businesses."

The university is being praised for its entrepreneurs@tees programme, which promotes starting a business.

During the visit, NACUE and Lloyds Banking Group will be running a series of interviews, focus groups and enterprise forums - complemented by an online survey directed towards student and graduate entrepreneurs.

The entrepreneurs@tees programme has been going for one year and is a collaboration between the university and its students' union.

The scheme encourages students to develop skills and knowledge relevant to both enterprise and wider employability.

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