In 2016-17, we worked with Universities Scotland to support the sector-wide Making it Happen initiative. Focusing on enterprise & entrepreneurship in Scotland, the initiative set out eight aims to achieve by 2018. All universities in Scotland have agreed to work towards achieving those aims.


We worked to support the sector during this project, to embed enterprise & entrepreneurship education within the curriculum. We ran a sector-wide event to encourage the sharing of good practice. We also organised a webinar series, exploring the challenges and successes experienced by HE institutions across the UK and abroad.

Quality Enhancement Network


We hosted a Quality Enhancement Network event on enterprise and entrepreneurship in Glasgow. The event included three case studies from across Scotland. We focused on current developments in the area and sharing practice. The event also included a discussion around the review of the QAA Guidance on Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.


Featured resource


Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education: Guidance for UK Higher Education Providers

Publication Date: 18 Jan 2018

​The purpose of this document is to capture the impact of QAA’s 2012 guidance on Enterprise and Entrepreneurship and to provide a future roadmap for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education.

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Author: QAA
Format: PDF
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Webinar series


We ran seven webinars exploring enterprise and entrepreneurship education in higher education, which you can select from the YouTube playlist.

Previous work


Creating Entrepreneurial Campuses


In 2013-14 we explored the challenges of entrepreneurial education in higher education. We commissioned a report exploring the notion of the entrepreneurial campus and collated a set of case studies.


Creating Entrepreneurial Campuses

Publication Date: 12 Feb 2014

This paper clearly sets out the nature of the challenge of enterprise and entrepreneurship education to Higher Education (HE) institutions.

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Author: QAA Scotland
Format: PDF
Size: 571 KB

Case studies


Bright Red Triangle

Publication Date: 20 Apr 2018

Bright Red Triangle (BRT) is based in the Business School at Edinburgh Napier University. BRT recruits undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students to complete paid consultancy projects for external organisations. This case study was submitted as part of QAA Scotland’s work on Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.

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Author: Edinburgh Napier University
Format: PDF
Size: 28 KB

Educator Capacity Building Scottish Enterprise Programme

Publication Date: 20 Apr 2018

This programme focuses on the interlinking enterprise learning themes of creativity, enterprise, employability, entrepreneurship and innovation, which are proving fundamental to educators at all tertiary levels.

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Author: University of the Highlands and Islands
Format: PDF
Size: 16 KB

Enterprise and Creativity: Learning by Doing

Publication Date: 20 Apr 2018

This module gives students an opportunity to develop their enterprise awareness as they consider the subject from a number of different perspectives, including experiences of entrepreneurs, enterprising academics and academic texts.  This case study was submitted as part of QAA Scotland’s work on Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.

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Author: University of St Andrews
Format: PDF
Size: 21 KB

Generic Skills Dundee (GSD)

Publication Date: 20 Apr 2018

GSD has delivered a programme, for the University of Dundee post-graduates, that is designed around the UK Research Councils Joint Skills Statement. Part of this work includes a range of entrepreneurial themed workshops. This case study was submitted as part of QAA Scotland’s work on Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.

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Author: University of Dundee
Format: PDF
Size: 71 KB

Inspiring Enterprise Online Resource

Publication Date: 20 Apr 2018

The Centre for Enterprise plays a dual purpose, both to help our students realise their full potential through enterprise, developing their skills for learning, life and work as well as supporting businesses across a range of sectors. This case study was submitted as part of QAA Scotland’s work on Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.

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Author: University of the Highlands and Islands
Format: PDF
Size: 14 KB

Stimulating and supporting Entrepreneurship

Publication Date: 20 Apr 2018

Each year an institution and region-wide Business Idea Competition is run as a broad tool to stimulate and support entrepreneurship in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.  This case study was submitted as part of QAA Scotland’s work on Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.

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Author: University of the Highlands and Islands
Format: PDF
Size: 19 KB

Strathclyde Enterprise Pathway

Publication Date: 20 Apr 2018

The Strathclyde Enterprise Pathway Programme provides students (undergraduate/PGTs) and researchers (PGRs/ECRs) with the opportunity to develop & enhance their transferable skills and learn business basics from real life entrepreneurs

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Author: University of Strathclyde
Format: PDF
Size: 135 KB

The Entrepreneurial Eco-system

Publication Date: 20 Apr 2018

Entrepreneurship at ENU has a long and constantly evolving track record in providing all students at the university the opportunity to study entrepreneurship to gain academic credit. This case study was submitted as part of QAA Scotland’s work on Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.

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Author: Edinburgh Napier University
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Size: 26 KB