Students at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) will get a taste of enterprise today as the ‘Get into Enterprise’ programme kicks off with the first of the enterprise themed workshops.
The programme is the brainchild of UWS Lecturer Joan Scott, who has worked with a number of key partners on the content including entrepreneurs-in-residence, Princes Trust Youth Business Scotland, Micro Tyco, and the Scottish Institute for Enterprise.
The programme aims to increase student employability following graduation by providing enterprising skills and increasing student confidence over 12 weeks of workshops and group sessions. Students will come away from the programme with lots of useful skills that they can either take to an employer, or that will support them if they decide to start their own business.
As part of ‘Get into Enterprise’, SIE will be running module 1 of SIE’s ‘ Innovation and Enterprise Programme’ for a number of classes at UWS this week and running through the first week of October.
SIE is committed to supporting Scotland’s enterprise educators and helping make enterprise more accessible to students. SIE is currently working with a number of institutions, including the University of the Highlands and Islands, Glasgow Caledonian University, Strathclyde University, Robert Gordon University and more, on their enterprise programmes with over 30 workshops planned over October and November. Educators who would like support with their enterprise programmes from SIE should contact Enterprise Programme manager Ann Davidson, firstname.lastname@example.org.