Enterprise Educators Toolkit pilot

ToolkitFrom mid-October, a teaching resource that will facilitate the introduction of enterprise skills in all areas of the University’s curriculum, is being piloted across all five faculties.

We have worked alongside academics from all five faculties to develop this toolkit and will be seeking their feedback on all aspects of it during the pilot phase.

The Enterprise Educators Toolkit, sponsored by Paul Hayes, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education and Student Experience), supports the University’s strategic objective that every student should receive career enhancing opportunities. The toolkit will also support teaching staff to foster the Hallmarks of Portsmouth graduates which include having an enterprising spirit and bringing productivity to the groups and communities to which they belong.

Read about our Education Strategy: http://policies.docstore.port.ac.uk/policy-187.pdf

Alongside the University’s strategy, the Enterprise Educators Toolkit will help provide evidence for the Teaching Excellence Framework metrics to maintain our Gold TEF award status. You can view Paul’s interview about the toolkit here.

The Enterprise Educators Toolkit will be used by teaching staff, as part of their course units and tutorials, to engage and educate students on enterprise skills.

The three skill areas of the Toolkit being piloted are: Creativity and Innovation, Resilience and Interpersonal Communication and Teamwork.

In addition to these areas, the final toolkit will provide materials on: Effective Communication, Financial literacy, Initiative, Leadership, Making Ethical Decisions, Negotiating and Influencing, Organisation and Planning, Problem Solving, Product and Service Design and Risk.

The Toolkit will include a variety of resources e.g. short sessions, workshops, quizzes, case studies and videos clips from staff, students and external companies talking about the importance of these skills. There will be a Google Community element so that staff can share best practice and recommend additional resources.

Overall, the aim of the Enterprise Educators Toolkit is to provide teaching staff with resources to offer all University of Portsmouth students the opportunity to develop their enterprising skills. They will need these skills whether setting up on their own or working within an established company.

The full toolkit will go live by end of November and staff will be able to access it via Moodle.

For more information about the toolkit or the pilot contact Eilish Gorse in the nest Enterprise team, Careers and Employability Service (x6221, eilish.gorse@port.ac.uk).

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