Swansea University launches first cross-campus entrepreneurship module

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Swansea University’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership (IfEL), supported by Swansea Employability Academy (SEA), has launched the pilot entrepreneurship module which teaches students the entrepreneurial skills and self-confidence to step out on their own and be successful.

The module is intended to meets the needs of employers who are increasingly seeking graduates with the skills to behave more entrepreneurially by thinking creatively and innovatively while coping with change in a work environment.

The module is the first cross-campus entrepreneurship module that allows students from any college to undertake it. The module will be taught by staff at IfEL through a series of workshops and interactive tutorials and will make use of guest speakers who will come and share their experience as entrepreneurs. Students taking it will be automatically eligible for the Swansea Entrepreneurial Leadership HEAR award which is recognised in their Diploma Supplement.

The module aims to bust myths about entrepreneurship and encourages learners to practice becoming enterprising and entrepreneurial. Students will learn to use creative thinking to generate opportunities, develop entrepreneurial ways of thinking and doing, and exploit opportunities in the achievement of value. It aims to provide students with a rich and diverse learning experience that will inform their choices as graduates.

Professor Paul Hannon, Director of the Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership, said: “We are really excited that the University had the vision to take forward a cross-campus opportunity for students to develop entrepreneurial aspirations from all subject areas.”

David Bolton, Enterprise Manager at Swansea University and module co-ordinator said: “This is an exciting time for both Swansea University and its students. This new entrepreneurship module will be exciting and stimulating and will have a huge impact on the employability prospects of students once they have graduated.”