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Fostering enterprise and innovation: New resources now available

Date: July 11 - 2022

With a growing focus on the development of enterprise skills and entrepreneurial qualities in higher education, we have developed a range of new resources that will enable QAA Members to continue supporting student success and prepare them for professional careers after graduation.

The newly-published resources include two podcasts on enterprise and entrepreneurship. The first podcast features Rob Ingram from Falmouth University and Ruth Donnelly from the University of Edinburgh who discuss approaches to supporting enterprise, entrepreneurship and student ambition in their respective universities.

The second podcast focuses on the student experience of enterprise and embedded employability in higher education with Helen Hughes from University of Leeds, Edward Pollock from Robert Gordon University and Iwan Williams from University of Liverpool. We have also published a case study from the University of Edinburgh which profiles their Students as Change Agents (SACHA) programme.

Dr Ailsa Crum, QAA’s Director of Membership, Quality Enhancement and Standards commented: ‘Equipping students with the skills for a rewarding, self-fulfilling professional life is central to our focus on employability, enterprise and entrepreneurship. The podcasts and case study allow us to share inspiring practice that we hope will prove useful to those working within this space.’

The two podcasts are publicly available on the QAA website. QAA Members can access the case study on our new and improved Membership Resources site. Staff and students at QAA Member institutions can register to use the site.

Employability, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship is one of QAA’s Membership Themes for 2022-23, as well as being a topic area for our Collaborative Enhancement Projects.