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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 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.

Activities

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.

On Thursday 27 April, QAA  is hosting a Quality Enhancement Network event on Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in Glasgow.  The event will provide participants with a chance to hear about case studies and examples of practice from across the Scottish Higher Education Sector, current developments around enterprise and entrepreneurship and an opportunity for a discussion on how we can address the challenges.

Starting from Thursday 20 April, QAA Scotland will be holding weekly webinars on a variety of topics around enterprise and entrepreneurship education in higher education. A timetable of the available webinars will be released in due course.

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.

Outcomes

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.