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Enterprise and employability

About this topic

As well as developing our students into experts in their fields of study, we equip candidates with relevant and transferable skills which can be used in any employment setting.

This topic centres around two related themes:

  • Employability: shaping individuals with work ready skills that transfer across disciplines.
  • Enterprise: shaping individuals capable of identifying opportunity and novelty.

This includes ensuring students have skills related to communication and interpersonal relations and are able to develop awareness of recognising value in ideas.

This topic offers examples of good practice in higher education, both in terms of case studies of embedded practice but also as standalone educational policy. Furthermore it is anticipated that the subject will also cover aspects of what is expected in terms of employability and enterprise from the point of view of potential employers.


Case Studies

Pod JOMEC Cymraeg

Sian Lloyd and Andrew Weeks

Published 23 Jul 2021 • 15 mins read

In this presentation from the 2021 Learning & Teaching Conference the Pod JOMEC Cymraeg team discuss their series of podcasts and the process of producing and commissioning, developing digital skills and developing skills for the workplace


Topics

Ways of learning | Digital & Information Literacy | Enterprise & Employability | Engaging with student feedback |

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Wales, Germany... the World!

Rhys Pearce-Palmer

Published 22 Jul 2021 • 7 mins read

This Pecha Kucha presentation from the 2021 Learning & Teaching Conference explores the planning and details that went into delivering the social entrepreneurship programme to inspire and motivate students to engaging with an intensive


Topics

Enterprise & Employability | Designing for distance learners | Mentoring |

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The Business of Architecture - A Start-Up Journey

Claire Parry-Witchell

Published 21 Jul 2021 • 7mins read

This Pecha Kucha presentation from the 2021 Learning & Teaching Conference illustrates the design process of the Welsh School of Architecture's 'Virtual Studios' project, and following on, the value the students gained from this experience using


Topics

Ways of learning | Enterprise & Employability |

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YMLAEN: work placements for self-employment

Rhys Pearce-Palmer and Jannat Ahmed

Published 16 Jan 2020 • 7 mins read

In this video Rhys Pearce-Palmer and Jannat Ahmed talk about YMLAEN - a scheme which places aspiring entrepreneurs and freelancers in co-working hubs around the city with a package of financial and expert support.


Topics

Ways of learning | Enterprise & Employability |

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Growing Ideas using the Concept Canvas

Rhys Pearce-Palmer, Sian Eddy & Louise Miles-Payne

Published 17 Jan 2020 • 42 minutes read

One of the workshops delivered most frequently by the Enterprise & Start-up Team is about business models. The workshop allows students to discuss and develop business models, improves their commercial awareness and provides the tools they need to


Topics

Enterprise & Employability | Facilitating group work |

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Students as Partners in an Online Context: A Placement Student Story

Charis Francis

Published 23 Jul 2021 • 15 mins read

This presentation from the 2021 Learning & Teaching Conference explores student engagement in action through student partners on placement, and the impact the COVID crisis has had on working with student partners digitally.


Topics

Enterprise & Employability | Engaging with student feedback |

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Cardiff Resources

Computing for Maths

Cardiff University Enterprise Team

Published 19 Apr 2017 • 10 min read

Educational innovation leads to attributes for employment within the School of Mathematics.


Topics

Ways of learning | Learning journeys | Enterprise & Employability |

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External resources

Please find a link to the Higher Education Academy's Framework for embedding employability in higher education - https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/enhancement/frameworks/framework-embedding-employability-higher-education

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