Aberystwyth University renews its partnership with Menter a Busnes

From left to right: Dr Wyn Morris, Alun Jones, Professor Tim Woods and Laura McSweeney signing the new contract.

From left to right: Dr Wyn Morris, Alun Jones, Professor Tim Woods and Laura McSweeney signing the new contract.

18 February 2020

Aberystwyth University has renewed its partnership with Menter a Busnes, Wales’ leading independent economic development company.

Aberystwyth Business School has been working with Menter a Busnes since 2015 to provide postgraduate, accredited modules at level 7 for professionals who are keen to develop their skills or who wish to assist others to develop their businesses.

Professor Tim Woods, Aberystwyth University’s Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning, Teaching and Student Experience, said: “We are very pleased to renew our successful partnership with Menter a Busnes. The collaboration between our Business School and Menter a Busnes is now in its fifth year and continues to enrich the careers of those who undertake these modules. Thanks to these modules and the resulting qualification, employees have the opportunity to further develop their leadership, coaching and mentoring skills within their jobs and put them into practice immediately.”

Dr Wyn Morris, a lecturer in Aberystwyth Business School, added: “We are delighted to build on the excellent relationship that we have with Menter a Busnes. The programmes are open to individuals and business alike, this means that we can engage with businesses whilst meeting their training needs with a formal qualification. I would like to thank Laura McSweeney, the University’s Academic Partnership Manager, for her tireless work on this partnership.”

Alun Jones, Menter a Busnes’ Chief Executive, said: “This new agreement gives us a solid foundation to build on for the future. The partnership launched for the first time in 2015 due to the lack of such courses in the Welsh language. By collaborating with Aberystwyth University and freelance experts, we successfully created a challenging, practical and useful course. The third course, Leading Change, is a fairly recent addition with one student group having completed the course to date, and the second group starting in April 2020. Students who comple all three modules will be eligible for the full Aberystwyth University Postgraduate Certificate.”

To date, almost 70 workers have completed the modules in Wales and another three will complete the three modules this year and will be eligible for the Postgraduate Certificate at the University’s graduation ceremony in the summer of 2020.