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Developing Enterprise Module

Developing Enterprise, Entrepreneurship and Employability

In a fast changing and highly competitive world, organisations need creative, enterprising and entrepreneurial people. This module aims to help you develop these key attributes and make things happen!

Developing Enterprise, Entrepreneurship and Employability is a 20 credit module run over semester one and two. It's available to students from any degree subject and gives you the chance to use and share your knowledge to identify and create solutions to key challenges.

You'll have the opportunity to work on a consultancy project for a local business and be challenged with developing a new innovation, product or service that will enhance the business; as well as the opportunity to create a new business venture aimed at tackling a challenge affecting an area of interest.

The module will demonstrate that being enterprising and entrepreneurial is about making a difference, creating change and having a positive impact across society. 

You'll gain practical, hands-on experience and develop invaluable skills for success beyond your degree programme, whether you want to work for yourself or gain employment.

Delivery

You will take part in various activities, including:

  • innovation labs
  • lectures
  • practical workshops
  • drop-in surgeries
  • fieldwork
  • a university-wide showcase event

Assessment

Assessment is through:

 

  • a business consultancy report, compiled by each team, to demonstrate the viability and potential of your idea in semester one
  • an essay reflecting on what you have learned from the module
  • a group presentation of your idea in the form of a trade stand in semester two

How to register

You need permission from your degree programme director if the module is not already on your module selection list.

The module is aimed at stage two students, but you may be able to undertake it at a different stage, with permission from your school.

Contact us

If you have any questions or would like to find out more, email Dr Charlotte Hope.