Abstract

There is a recognised need for employability skills to be embedded within undergraduate programmes in STEM subject areas. Enhancing the employability of graduates through enterprise-based education is an approach that was until recently predominantly seen in business subjects and is now being adopted across other disciplines. Idea development, business awareness, commercialisation and future-ready thinking are some of the aspects which could greatly enhance the employability of bioscience graduates. Design thinking is an approach consisting of a range of creative characteristics which complement scientific thinking in commercial, governmental and institutional decision-making processes. If science graduates have an awareness of such approaches they may be better equipped for employment in a wide range of
organisations.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2016
Event2016 UWS Festival of Learning - University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, United Kingdom
Duration: 15 Jun 201617 Jun 2016

Conference

Conference2016 UWS Festival of Learning
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityPaisley
Period15/06/1617/06/16

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    Kelly, S. (2016). Enterprise development. Poster session presented at 2016 UWS Festival of Learning, Paisley, United Kingdom.