Welsh Government

Enterprise & Entrepreneurship in College and University

  • Do you fancy being Wales’ next top Entrepreneur?
  • Are you full of ideas and want to learn what being an Entrepreneur is all about?
  • Do you want to learn how to develop your skills and access help to launch your business ideas?

If so then get in touch with your Entrepreneurship Champion at your College or University.

Your College / University run many Enterprise and Entrepreneurship activities that will help you turn your ideas into reality.

The types of support you can get involved with are:

  • Inspirational Big Ideas Wales Role Model talks from well established Welsh Entrepreneurs
  • Fresher’s Fairs & Enterprise & Entrepreneurship Inductions to increase awareness and aspirations for entrepreneurship facilitated by your Entrepreneurship Champion
  • College or University led events (competitions, to help you learn how to develop your entrepreneurial skills and attitudes to you realise you ambition)
  • Free Ideas generation workshops led by Big Ideas Wales Role Models

Higher Education Universities and Colleges in Wales

Aberystwyth University supports students, graduates, staff and others who wish to start new businesses or social enterprises.

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As a team we coordinate a whole range of activities aimed at helping students and graduates develop their enterprise skills with specific provision to support those who wish to start their own business.

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The Centre for Student Entrepreneurship is Cardiff Metropolitan University’s dedicated department for all things entrepreneurial.

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Enterprise is all about thinking creatively, spotting opportunities, making things happen, and developing skills for life.

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If you have a great idea for a business and need help getting started, want support with an enterprising project, or are looking to develop your skills for employability, then the Zone is here for you!

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The Open University in Wales is the leading provider of part-time undergraduate higher education and supported distance learning across Wales.

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Entrepreneurial students at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama manage a student-led Repetory Company (REPCo) geared towards promoting youth entrepreneurship.

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As part of IFEL (Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership) we deliver support and advice for students and staff looking to persue business ideas or looking to increase their employability by harnessing entrepreneurial skills and putting them into practice.

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Bright Ideas: If you want to become an enterprising employee, thinking about going freelance or have an idea for a new business, Bright Ideas has a range of events, activities and workshops to help you.

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Enterprise starts with creativity and innovation and needs business sense to make it work.

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Further Education Universities and Colleges in Wales

Bridgend College offers a wide variety of opportunities to get involved with enterprise activities at tutor group, department, College, regional and national levels.

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The skills used to start up and maintain a successful business are key skills that will help you become more employable.

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Enterprise events and activities take place across all sites, designed to support and fit in and around your studies.

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Coleg Ceredigion is pleased to offer various enterprise activities to students, which include Big Ideas Wales Role Model sessions, Enterprise Tutorial Sessions, Information about self-employment and setting up your own business and how to get involved in social enterprises.

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My main role is to promote Enterprise and Entrepreneurship across the College. I am available through bookings on a first come first serve basis

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Coleg Sir Gar run a range of activities throughout the academic year designed to stimulate creativity, nurture good ideas and develop learners’ understanding of Enterprise.

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Coleg Y Cymoedd provides opportunities for all our students to get involved in Enterprise events and activities throughout the academic year.

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The Enterprise team at Gower College Swansea support enterprise delivery with a range of workshops by liaising with Management and teaching staff to ensure all entrepreneurial skills are addressed within the curriculum together with providing bespoke enterprise activities.

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We offer opportunities for students to take part in enterprise workshops, competitions and enterprise clubs.

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From starting up your own business through to understanding your skills, becoming “enterprising” it is all about helping YOU to understand how to get what you want.

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Centerprise is a student enterprise and business incubation centre based at NPTC Group's Neath Campus.

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Enterprise is all about thinking outside the box, spotting opportunities, making things happen, and developing skills for life. It's not just about business; it's about helping you to make the most of yourself.

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We offer a range of different services for our students.

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As a highly experienced teacher and trainer with over 30 years’ experience in working with young people I have been involved with work based learning since its conception.

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As Head of Enterprise and Employability at the college I am responsible for delivering all the enterprise events and activities here.

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