The Commercial Services Department at Swansea Metropolitan sponsored an Entrepreneurship Award scheme for students who came up with the most innovative and unique business opportunity, and business-plan that was most likely to be successful in the marketplace. Congratulations to the worthy Winners that included Mathew Cokeley, David Fletcher and Daniel Joslin.
In the Wilson Review, which was commissioned by the Westminster Government and announced in the White Paper for Higher Education “Students at the Heart of the System”, Professor Sir Tim Wilson praises Swansea Met and highlights the University’s approaches.
SMU achieves over 80 percent student engagement in curriculum-based enterprise activities and takes a national lead in developing and delivering initial teacher training for enterprise and entrepreneurship. The Higher Education Academy, Enterprise Educators UK and the United Nations Conference for Trade and Industry are amongst those who draw upon this expertise.
Dr Colin Jones, an internationally recognised expert from the University of Tasmania, Australia, said: “The development of QAA’s Guidelines for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education represent one of the most significant advances in the ongoing development of a universal approach to the development and delivery of enterprise education globally. The potential global impact of this work emerging from Swansea Metropolitan University should not be underestimated.”
In response Professor David Warner, Swansea Met Vice-Chancellor, said: “Swansea Met has always held the interests of its students to heart, and enterprise and employability are key examples of how our staff teams strive to ensure that our students get the best possible experience from their education.”