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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

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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Cardiff Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme: Production of GM plants resistant to aphid infection

Dr Geraint Parry, Ryan Coates, Emily Heath, Hannah Elliott and Sophie Thomas

Published 17 Jan 2020 • 8 mins read

This video features Dr Geraint Parr and undergraduate Bioscience students discussing their experiences undertaking a Cardiff Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (CUROP) summer placement in 2018.


Topics

Ways of learning | Enterprise & Employability | Research-led teaching | Supporting Placement Learning |

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Marketing and Society – The story of public value teaching

Dr Carolyn Strong, Sophie Lison, Yomna Gaballa, Charlotte Saunders, Liam Cotton and Zayn Sadiq

Published 17 Jan 2020 • 14 mins read

Watch Dr Carolyn Strong present on the year two module, Marketing and Society that has been hugely successful in promoting public value. Working in partnership with socially aware local businesses this module strives to improve student outcomes and


Topics

Ways of learning | Enterprise & Employability |

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This video features Andrea Drobna, a first year undergraduate talking about her experience on a Cardiff Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (CUROP) summer placement in 2018.


Topics

Ways of learning | Enterprise & Employability | Research-led teaching | Supporting Placement Learning |

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This video features Kerry Leyton, a first year undergraduate talking about her experience on a Cardiff Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (CUROP) summer placement in 2018.


Topics

Ways of learning | Enterprise & Employability | Research-led teaching | Supporting Placement Learning |

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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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