Student Enterprise

SET Challenge winners and runners up collect their prizes.

The Student Enterprise Team supports students and graduates who have an enterprising and entrepreneurial mind-set and who wish to become self-employed whist studying at or after graduating from London College of Fashion.

SET is based at LCF’s John Prince’s site campus and plays a leading role in supporting LCF’s position as a ‘Small Business Charter’ award winner. The aim is to support our students and recent graduates to innovate, create and achieve to realise their dream of starting their own business, being a freelancer or a consultant. If this is your thing, SET is here to help.

What we offer

Personalised support

1:1 appointments help students and graduates kick start or grow their entrepreneurial practice. These sessions are ‘hands-on’ and will help identify areas of improvement.


SET complements the curriculum delivery by offering a suite of tailored, practical and interactive events in the area of:

  • Business modelling
  • Intellectual property
  • Financial management
  • Access to finance
  • Marketing strategy
  • Communications and marketing
  • Negotiation
  • Pitching
  • Risk management
  • Social media


SET has their finger on the pulse and is continuously seeking opportunities to maximise student success, including internal and external competitions, programmes and events.

SET’s annual flagship event is the ‘SET Challenge’. Once a year, students are invited to create or showcase an innovative idea, product or service that can make a real difference to a community or to a consumer of their choice. Winning teams receive cash investments and access to mentors.


In addition SET offers and supports a wide range of online and physical resources to help polish the basic understanding of creative businesses.

Not only that, SET also hosts a series Skill Builds and networking events connecting like-minded students and graduates across LCF.