Keeping students' skills sets work ready is a challenge for all universities within their degree programmes. Often skills are embedded in module descriptors, hard to identify and hard for students to relate to the outside world. At Robert Gordon University, the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group have been working closely with the Scottish Institute for Enterprise to embed the Scottish Innovative Student Awards (SISA) Programme into many degrees across the institution. Our university is now the first university in Scotland with self-accreditation status for level one of SISA https://www.sie.ac.uk/sisa/. This session will briefly outline the programme, highlight how we have embedded it into RGU and outline the benefits to both the university and students for their future careers, focussing on the whole person education ideology. This collaboration aids the whole person education perspective in many ways and students view SISA as an added value proposition, developing innovative and future ready skills.
BREMNER, P. and MOULE, C. 2020. Collaboration between universities and the Scottish Institute for Enterprise to ensure students skill sets are fit for the future. Presented at the 2020 International entrepreneurship educators conference (IEECOnline), 9-11 September 2020, virtual conference. Available from: https://ieec.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/103-Pauline-Bremner-Chris-Moule-no-video.pdf