Enterprise in your degree

Total Immersion – Enterprise & Employability Module

With our ongoing emphasis and development of curriculum based enterprise learning, the enterprise team are happy to announce the commencement of a brand new standalone 10 credit module called Total Immersion.  The original concept for this module was developed from the work produced by Simon Brooks (University of Portsmouth), Sarah Underwood (University of Leeds) and Alex Moseley (University of Leicester) on Pervasive Learning Activities and Alternate Reality Games within a classroom environment.

Total Immersion will be beginning this semester, with the first session taking place from Monday 29th September for a duration of 12 weeks. The module is aimed at developing and enhancing your enterprising traits and overall employability skills; in building and preparing you for the world of employment.

The module is open to 1st and 2nd year students on certain degree programmes.  If you are interested in finding out more and enrolling, please take a look at the information below and get in touch with Jay Begum atBegumJ1@cardiff.ac.uk or just pop into our office at the Student Union.  

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Enterprise in your degree

A key aspect of Cardiff University’s enterprise education provision is the advancement of curriculum based enterprise learning which supports students in recognising, applying and developing an ‘enterprise capability’ via the context of their disciplinary learning. Responsibility for progressing this agenda lies with the ‘Enterprise in the curriculum’ team, Neil Coles and Jahanara Begum. In recognition of his commitment to innovative curriculum based enterprise education at Cardiff University, Neil was recently awarded the prestigious Enterprise Educator of the Year 2013 award.

Engaging students in the development of an ‘enterprise capability’ through subject learning enables a deeper understanding of enterprising behaviours and provides opportunity for practical experience of their application in an appropriate subject relevant context. By experiencing enterprise education that is relevant and meaningful to your subject, you are better positioned to market and apply your enterprise skills within the graduate employment market.

The ‘Enterprise in your Degree’ pages on this blog provide information regarding the opportunities available to you as part of your degree programme. Staff members wishing to find out more about the enterprise education agenda in general or specific services offered to academic schools by the Enterprise in the Curriculum team can visit http://cardiff.ac.uk/racdv/students/ent-curriculum/index.html. Details of future and past academic enterprise forums can also be found there.

We welcome discussions with students and staff regarding employability, enterprise, innovation, ideas, creativity and making a difference.

Contact Neil Coles [ColesN@Cardiff.ac.uk] or Jay Begum [BegumJ1@cardiff.ac.uk]

Tel: 02920781442