Embedding enterprise and employability in a final year taught unit

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This paper describes a unit which combines learning about business use of emerging technologies with enterprise and employability skills in the final year of Business Information Systems and Computing degrees at the University of Portsmouth. The unit’s value is in embedding employability and enterprise alongside academic topics, improving student engagement with these vital topics. Using student-centred learning and embedding four-week modules directly taught by the Enterprise and Employability functions in the University, we provide the students with the environment to develop their critical and enterprise thinking, to improve their life chances on graduating. Feedback on the unit has been encouraging and lessons learned from the previous run are being applied to the current run.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2018
EventHEA STEM Conference 2018: Creativity in Teaching, Learning and Student Engagement - Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Duration: 31 Jan 20181 Feb 2018


ConferenceHEA STEM Conference 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityNewcastle upon Tyne
Internet address


  • Enterprise
  • Emerging technologies
  • Embedding in taught units
  • Student-centred learning
  • Employability


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