University of South Wales
University of South Wales
A selection of seven talks with an business focus. Our staff visit you at a time that fits in with your timetable. Suitable for year 12 and year 13 assemblies, subject-specific sessions and staff training. at University of South Wales

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Business talks (several choices on offer)

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Event Summary:

A selection of seven talks with an business focus. Our staff visit you at a time that fits in with your timetable. Suitable for year 12 and year 13 assemblies, subject-specific sessions and staff training.

Full Event Details:

Choices include:

Making Sense of Business Models
An opportunity for students to apply the range of business models that they have studied during their Business AS/A level or Advanced Diploma. The sessions take current case studies from varied industries to explore the way that the models can be applied and understood. Models to be covered can include Market Segmentation; Product Life Cycle; Marketing Mix; Porter’s Five Forces; PEST.

Exploring Consumer Demand in Society
How do we understand the way that products and services meet demand? This session explores the forces that shape changes in society and how consumers are an important part of such transformation. Making sense of these complex ideas demonstrates the underlying critical thinking that is needed to succeed at Year 12 & 13.

Critical Thinking, Thinking Creatively
Top tips for maximising your creativity through a series of problem solving tasks that highlight why creativity is so valuable. As well as being a fundamental skill for success in Year 12 & 13, creativity is essential to the critical thinking that is highlighted by employers as a core soft skill.

Understanding future trends; Using PESTLE to explore electric cars
Changing environments are an essential part of the business landscape and the best companies are able to see the trends and use them to their advantage. This session will use the developing Electric car sector to explore how environmental analysis can be a valuable activity. Being able to apply the model demonstrates understanding and the underlying critical thinking that is needed to achieve success in the Welsh Bac. or Business Studies A level.

What's the rest of the world like in business? Understanding global cultures
This seminar and workshop will expose students to the business realities and management practices from all over the world with a particular focus on emerging markets which are important for Britain post-Brexit. Workforce of the future will increasingly need to be aware of global management practices as Britain looks to develop trade ties outside EU. A globally aware student has the edge in employability. The session will be delivered in a story-telling format with interesting case studies in business success and cultural diversity from emerging markets.

Industry 4.0 - workplace of the future
This session will focus on 'what’s the workforce and workplace of the future' going to look like. How different will it be? What skills will become important and what skills will become obsolete? By providing a glimpse into the future of work, students will be exposed to the skills and technology of the future which they will potentially be working within. Case studies will be derived from Google, Amazon, Tesla, Virgin etc.

Advertising Design: Pitching workshop
In this two-part workshop, USW staff will set the students an advertising brief based on a well-known brand (examples include; Cadbury's, Pringles, Fanta and Ben & Jerry's). In a follow-up workshop 1-2 weeks later, the students will pitch their ideas and receive valuable feedback. This work can also be used as part of their portfolios for entry onto a higher education course.

Suitable For:

Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 4 (Students aged 14-16)
Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)


Short Session

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We can deliver this event at our institution or your school or college. Please contact us to arrange a date.

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Institution Profile:

The University of South Wales (USW) is the largest university in Wales. With campuses in Pontypridd, Cardiff and Newport, students can enjoy city life, stunning beaches and breath-taking countryside.

Cardiff Campus

Our Cardiff Campus is based in the heart of the city. It is home to creative industries students and offers endless opportunities. Cardiff is a major centre for media and TV production in the UK. The campus is overflowing with specialist facilities, study spaces, a library and Students’ Union.

Newport Campus

Newport Campus is one of the university’s most iconic buildings. With Friars Walk shopping centre right opposite and Halls of Residence a few minutes’ walk away, it couldn’t be in a better location. Many of our subjects are based here, including counselling, cyber security, teaching and social work.

Pontypridd Campus

USW Pontypridd is our largest campus and made up of Treforest and Glyntaff. Surrounded by green open spaces, students love the community atmosphere. Students will find everything they need on campus, their classes, accommodation, library, sport centre, Students’ Union and cafes. The campus is home to many subjects, from business and law, to engineering, health and sport.

Student support

We offer an outstanding network of support and advice for our students. Our Advice Zones, based on all campuses, are easily accessible and a first point of contact for any issues. Students will be connected to a wealth of services, including wellbeing, disability, money advice, health clinics, chaplaincy and USW Careers.

USW Careers prepares students for success. Employability is part of our curriculum, and teaching is informed by real-world practical experience. We help with all stages of the job hunt, from CVs and interview skills to job applications. Students can even search live job vacancies, work placements, and attend career workshops and networking events.

The university works with employers across all industry sectors. We link students with opportunities and help their CV stand out. Our students take part in our Grad Edge Award, and we can even support them to develop business ideas through Student Enterprise.

Our courses ensure students get the practical experience to prepare them for the workplace. Students gain essential skills by using industry-standard equipment, from our Moot Courtroom and Clinical Simulation Centre, to Film & TV School Wales, Crime Scene Facilities and our Sport Park.

The recent extension to USW Cardiff includes dance and drama spaces, design and photographic studios, fashion facilities and creative spaces on all floors for collaborative working.

With a library on each campus, students can access a range of services and resources. There are different types of study spaces, from social to silent, as well as access to books, journals, PCs and Wi-Fi.

For sport enthusiasts, there are over 65 teams that compete in the BUCS league, ranging from tennis and mountain biking, to golf, surfing and rugby. USW Sport has some of the most impressive facilities in the UK. USW Sport Park is one of the best university sport coaching and training venues in the country.

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