I’ve been asked to write a post contemplating my first days at University (now rather a distant memory) and the things which would have been useful to know before I started, so I could have avoided wasting time and money and make the most of my 3 years there.
So a few of my suggestions to think about as you prepare for University
1) Indulge your interests or discover a new one
Catherine lays down the definition of Enterprise and how the team can help you, not just on St. David’s Day, but throughout the year.
Enterprise . . . Entrepreneurship . . . Innovation – we often use these terms interchangeably, but what do we really mean? They mean very different things to different people and often using the ‘wrong’ term can scare some people off as they feel it is not relevant to them. In my mind, it shouldn’t matter too much which word you use, the important thing is what it means to you.
Enterprise is all about spotting an opportunity, having an idea and then following through and doing something about it. The important bit here is ‘doing something about it’ Enterprise is about action . . . not just sitting back and waiting for someone else to get there first.
Last month the enterprise team were out of the office on an Away Day. Unfortunately we didn’t get to go too far away and only made it as far as the HR department on Newport Road, though a nice lunch made up for less than luxurious surroundings (perhaps we’ve got too used to our lovely new offices!). However, this day did give us the opportunity to consider our objectives as a team and how best to ensure that both students and academic staff can understand what we’re trying to achieve.
The Enterprise Team’s main aim is therefore to:
“Nurture students to develop the confidence and capability to be innovative and make ideas happen . . .”
You’ll have to let us know how well we’re achieving this.
So if you’ve got an interesting and innovative idea for a project or a business, do something about it and come and talk to the Enterprise team and we’ll help you to make your ideas happen.