University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) was set up by entrepreneurs in Wales exactly 200 years ago, so our Triple E submission is an integral part of our celebrations. Embedded in the entrepreneurial learning ecosystem since our formation, we have records of our development of innovative entrepreneurial education over the past 40 years, for example, for over 35 years we have engaged our own entrepreneurial alumni to continuously advise us. Our strategic commitment is not only long standing, it represents who we are. This requires pro-active development with industry partners, government, academia and social groups, and adherence to the world-leading Welsh ‘Well-Being of Future Generations (Wales) Act’.
Our discipline-based Academic Champions of Enterprise reach every subject, which we believe, is why data collated by government ranks us: 1st in the UK for the number of graduate start-ups that have survived at least three years and 2nd in the UK for the number of active graduate firms.
With our University mission of “Transforming education; transforming lives”, what began as a local role has evolved into a significant international one, through the creation of our core funded International Institute for Creative Entrepreneurial Development (IICED).
Our leadership profile ranges from ground-breaking UK Quality Assurance Agency Guidance to initiating the European Commission’s EntreComp Framework, and from developing policy and practice work at the United Nations, to developing compulsory national entrepreneurial school curriculum in two countries. UWTSD have been cited in the US as leading the field, and are harmonious in moving forward.