We believe that students need to be more effectively prepared for the world of work, particularly to work in business, and that enterprising, entrepreneurial students and employability go hand in hand.

We provide our students with the insight and experience of the many skills needed to both plan, organise and run a business, together with commercial experience and industry placements.

We seek to develop and support a range of behaviours and abilities applicable to all aspects of life. These include:

  • Communication
  • Visioning and thinking creatively
  • Opportunity identification
  • Self-efficacy, self-knowledge and belief.
  • Confidence and determination

We want all our students, but in particular, those who may have come from backgrounds characterised by low self-esteem and achievement to be able to overcome their fears of uncertainty, to have the concentration and determination to drive forward their ideas and to feel able to take considered risks. In short, to be successful in whatever they choose to do.

Enterprise can make the difference between a degree that students find interesting and challenging but hard to apply in practice, and one which provides personal challenges, growth in confidence and the ability to transform ideas into realities”. Professor Andy Penaluna

The development of these personal attributes is encouraged throughout our teaching and enterprise and entrepreneurship is specifically embedded in many of our courses including credit-bearing modules and assessment. In addition, we provide extra-curricular activities in which it is voluntary to participate. These include ‘Global Enterprise Week’, role model talks and alumni workshops. Plus Creative Bubble’s ‘Pizza with a Pro’ initiative where students receive talks from inspirational entrepreneurs and business managers.

Need Support?

We would be pleased to hear from you.

Our team and your contacts:- 

For research, project collaboration and intellectual property enquiries:  

Enterprise Manager and Director of IICED Kathryn Penaluna

For business start-up support

Hywel Davies for Carmarthen and Lampeter campuses
Email: h.davies@uwtsd.ac.uk

Dylan Williams-Evans for Birmingham, Cardiff, London and Swansea,
Email: dylan.williams-evans@uwtsd.ac.uk

For Creative Bubble – event space and pop up shop

Lucy Beddall
Email: lucy.beddall@uwtsd.ac.uk

For developing entrepreneurial learning within the curriculum

Felicity Healey-Benson
Email: felicity.healey-benson@uwtsd.ac.uk

For general enquiries 

Nicola Powell