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Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Aims and objectives

QAA Scotland are working with Universities Scotland to support the outcomes of the sector-wide Making It Happen initiative which aims to enhance the current provision of Enterprise & Entrepreneurship Education in Scotland’s Higher Education.

QAA Scotland is working on action one (below) of a set of eight cross-sector actions arising from the outcomes of the Making it Happen, which have been agreed by all Scottish Higher Education Institutions.

“We will review the curricula we teach to further embed enterprise and entrepreneurship. We have asked QAA Scotland to work with us and to spend 2016-17 focussing on a cross-sector project on enterprise and entrepreneurship in higher education”

The project aims to support Scottish Higher Education Institutions to offer Enterprise & Entrepreneurship education to all students, regardless of field of study, background or mode of study.


The project will support and challenge institutions to consider and enhance their approach to enterprise and entrepreneurship education through a series of sector meetings, events and webinars and the sharing of resulting resources. Activities will be aimed at senior management, career or entrepreneurship centres and teaching staff.

Quality Enhancement Network: Enterprise & Entrepreneurship

In April QAA hosted a Quality Enhancement Network event on Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in Glasgow. The event included three case studies from across the Scottish Higher Education Sector, information on current developments around enterprise and entrepreneurship and an opportunity to discuss how the 2012 QAA Guidance on Enterprise and Entrepreneurship can be updated. Resources from the event are available to QAA subscribers upon request. If you wish to request the resources, please contact Emilia Todorova.


QAA Scotland ran a webinar series on enterprise and entrepreneurship education in higher education. The webinars covered a number of areas, such as curriculum development, institutional policy, integration in teaching and learning and more. The sessions offered examples of how enterprise and entrepreneurship has been addressed in a number of different institutions from Scotland, England and Sweden. The webinars ran in spring 2017.

Resources and recordings from the webinars are now available for download.

Mailing list

If you would like to keep up to date with the activities of this project, please contact Emilia Todorova to be added to the Enterprise and Entrepreneurship mailing list.


More information regarding the project will become available during the duration of the project. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, or would like to get involved, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Debra Macfarlane or Emilia Todorova.