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.  Entrepreneurship at your institution is located in the Employment and Enterprise Bureau who provide a range of employment and enterprise advice and support.

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


Higher Education Universities and Colleges in Wales

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

Contact details: awo@aber.ac.uk                 

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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.

Contact Details: lowri.owen@bangor.ac.uk

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

Contact Details: entrepreneurship@cardiffmet.ac.uk

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

Contact Details: MoorcroftG@cardiff.ac.uk

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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!

Contact Details: Sasha.Kenney@wrexham.ac.uk

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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.

Contact Details: samantha.forde@open.ac.uk

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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.

Contact Details: lorna.hooper@rwcmd@ac.uk

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Swansea University’s Enterprise team, Angus Phillips and Kelly Jordan are based centrally within the Research, Engagement and Innovation Services department, managed by Emma Dunbar Head of Engagement, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

As a University we understand that not all our students aspire to be entrepreneurs, but nevertheless we would like them to gain an entrepreneurial “mind-set and the skills to prepare for a world of uncertainty and opportunities, the emergence of new industries and an increasingly competitive labour market.

For further information on our initiatives and events you can participate in please visit www.swansea.ac.uk/enterprise or email enterprise@swansea.ac.uk to make contact with the team.

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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.

Contact Details: jonathan.jones1@southwales.ac.uk

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

Contact Details: dylan.williams-evans@uwtsd.ac.uk

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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.

Contact Details: rrowe@bridgend.ac.uk

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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.

Contact Details: ABailey@cavc.ac.uk

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

Contact Details: judith.alexander@cambria.ac.uk

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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.

Contact Details: Becky.Pask@colegsirgar.ac.uk

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Part of the CG Ambitions team - we’re here to support our students, by giving them the skills to become great entrepreneurs and the opportunities to get involved in a range of Enterprise events and activities - across all five campuses.

Contact Details: zoe.binning@coleggwent.ac.uk

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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.

Contact Details: Becky.Pask@colegsirgar.ac.uk

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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.

Contact Details: Matthew.Watts@cymoedd.ac.uk

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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.

Contact Details: owen9s@gllm.ac.uk

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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.

Contact Details: aerts1k@gllm.ac.uk

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

Contact Details: cara.mead@nptcgroup.ac.uk (Neath/Brecon area) / Newton.brown@nptcgroup.ac.uk (Newtown area) 

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Welcome! We offer a range of enterprise opportunities for students throughout the academic year. 

Contact Details: A.Harris-Lea@pembrokeshire.ac.uk

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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.

Contact Details: SBrewster@stdavidscollege.ac.uk

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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.

Contact Details: C.bissex@merthyr.ac.uk & LJames@merthyr.ac.uk

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