Student business meeting

Business Activities for Schools and Colleges


On-campus events/activities


Date: Coming soon

Location: Pontypridd campus - Treforest

Suitable for year 12 and 13 and equivalent students

From innovation proposal to constructing a business plan, this masterclass gives students the opportunity to understand the challenge of creating and developing a successful business. 

With sessions such as ‘Understanding the Market for Business’ and ‘The Importance of Numbers in Making a Successful Business,’ students can explore the different elements required for success. 

Using a current industry case study, students will consider how the range of business models can be applied and understood.

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Date: coming soon

Location: City campus - Newport

Suitable for year 12 and 13 and equivalent students

This mini-taster day focuses upon sustainability and responsibilities attached to both organisations and citizens. The 3 taster sessions may be useful for students currently studying Welsh Baccalaureate or Level 3 Business subjects. The sessions are interactive and explore key issues relating to sustainability imperatives. Participants will also learn more about the range of innovative full-time business courses offered at USW.


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Activities at your school/college


Date: on request

Suitable for year 12 and 13 and equivalent students

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.

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Date: on request

Suitable for year 12 and 13 and equivalent students

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. 

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Date: on request

Suitable for year 12 and 13 and equivalent students

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.

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Date: on request

Suitable for year 12 and 13 and equivalent students

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. 

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Date: on request

Suitable for year 12 and 13 and equivalent students

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. 

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Date: on request

Suitable for year 12 and 13 and equivalent students

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.

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Date: on request

Suitable for year 12 and 13 and equivalent students

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.  

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Date: on request

Suitable for year 12 and 13 and equivalent students

This session will focus on the diverse career routes within the Music Business. Hear first-hand from our students about the exciting opportunities stemming from the USW BA (Hons) Music Business degree programme. 

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