A TEAM of Hampshire students joined their peers from universities across the UK to take their first steps on the corporate ladder.

Budding entrepreneurs from the University of Southampton attended a workshop run by SETsquared, designed to give students the skills and advice needed to start their own business.

The scheme is a collaboration between the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Surrey and Southampton, with students taking part in a wide programme of enterprise education events.

The most recent event, held at the University of Surrey, saw teams given a hypothetical business idea and handed the task of drawing up a three-year business plan.

Their ideas were then pitched to an esteemed panel of judges, who picked an overall winner.