With Generation –z poising to be the most entrepreneurial generation yet, enterprise education, activity and collaboration will be critical to learning and student experience.
Generation z, are our current and future students, born from 1995 onwards. With over 41% of Generation-z’s planning to be entrepreneurs, they like the idea of not having confined boundaries and non traditional roles. So what has caused this shift in mind-set? A weak economy? competitive job market? The rise of Technology? Globally access at any time through Smart phones? Development of apps and peer networks? The ubiquity of social media? All these have inspired individuals to start up their own lucrative businesses and share their successes to inspire others, whether it be monetary or for social good.
In addition, the Department for Education’s (DfE) Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) incorporated goals around enterprise education and entrepreneurship, such as including the extent of student involvement in enterprise and entrepreneurship and the number, impact, and success of graduate start-ups.
In this new world of uncertainty and industry shake ups, we have to empower our students with the skills not just to get a job, but to start up their own businesses and create jobs for others, improving the economy and making Swansea, Wales and the UK more prosperous.
This presentation will look at Entrepreneurial education, activities and collaboration that have been run both within and extra-curricular at the University, activities that include self-learning through idea generation, researching and presenting of a passion or personal interest. You will hear from students who have gained employment and started their own businesses from taking part through enterprise activities, academic colleagues who have externally collaborated to bring real business challenges into the curriculum and the entrepreneurship support officer on help and resources available for staff and students.
This 15 minute presentation will look at Entrepreneurial Education, activities and collaboration that have been run both within and extra-curricular at the University; you will hear from students who have gained employment and started their own businesses from taking part in enterprise education activities, academic colleagues who have externally collaborated to bring real and relevant business challenges into the curriculum and; the entrepreneurship support officer on help and resources available to staff and students.
There will be a 5 minute section for questions and opportunities to set up meetings with the Entrepreneurship Support Officer to explore and implement an activity for your subject area.
Delegates will have knowledge of the support available in the University, the value that entrepreneurial activity have on students and their career (whether employed or self employed). They will also have an idea of activities they can introduce into their teaching.