Business students demonstrate entrepreneurial skills at Project Showcase


04.02.2020

First year Business Management students at UWTSD’s Institute of Management and Health raised over £1,200 for local charities after they were tasked with delivering projects to help shape their entrepreneurial skills through innovative learning and collaboration.

First year Business Management students at UWTSD’s Institute of Management and Health raised over £1,200 for local charities after they were tasked with delivering projects to help shape their entrepreneurial skills through innovative learning and collaboration.

Students worked with charities such as Matthew's House, Llys Nini, Swansea Veterans, Swansea Mind and Fabric to raise awareness of the charities and much needed funds to support their work. A wide range of project events were delivered from bake sales to music events and Fifa Tournaments, with one event raising £515 for The Swansea Veterans Club.

The Project Showcase was hosted at Swansea’s BaseKamp in the heart of the city centre.

Employability is a key focus at UWTSD’s Institute of Management and Health. The University has strong links to many local organisations and many modules are linked directly to live projects that students undertake for the local authority, businesses and social enterprises to enhance their prospects after graduation.

UWTSD’s Julie Hayward, Programme Manager, said: “The projects give the students the opportunity to practice valuable employability skills whilst also giving a sense of purpose to their learning. The project-based nature of the learning is designed towards nurturing attributes that will enable our graduates to succeed in the future of work, where unpredictability and complexity are a given. At UWTSD’s Institute of Management and Health we are able to provide students with experiences they wouldn’t get in large lecture hall type learning delivery.”

Dr Margaret Inman, Assistant Dean, said: "We want our students to learn about the reality of business, not just from theory but by working with, and within, businesses. We are incredibly proud of our first year Business and Management students who, in project teams, have worked with local charities to help increase their profile whilst raising money for such good causes."

First year Business Management students at UWTSD’s Institute of Management and Health raised over £1,200 for local charities after they were tasked with delivering projects to help shape their entrepreneurial skills through innovative learning and collaboration.

Business Management student Summer Cavanagh said:  “It’s been a great experience working with the veterans on this project. Our music event was a great success and meant we were able to raise awareness of the charity whilst also delivering a fun evening for the veterans.”

Heresh Aubed added: “Working with Matthew’s House has opened my eyes to the serious issues suffered by the less fortunate living in Swansea.”

Ella-Louise Tucker said: “We loved working with Fabric. The project working meant we quickly made friends and it was great working as a team on the project and the showcase event.”

 

First year Business Management students at UWTSD’s Institute of Management and Health raised over £1,200 for local charities after they were tasked with delivering projects to help shape their entrepreneurial skills through innovative learning and collaboration.

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