Public Value Engagement with the Welsh Refugee Council and Enactus
This is a new Public Value Engagement partnership between Cardiff Business School, the University’s Continuing and Professional Education Department, the Welsh Refugee Council and the student organization Enactus. Here Cardiff Business School supported by the social enterprise community delivered a nine-week module – Realising your Potential in Business – that partnered refugees with Enactus students self-selected from across Cardiff University. The result was the development of two social enterprise propositions designed to help integrate refugees into Cardiff.
The module has set an important precedent, with Cardiff Business School working to expand commitment creating new beneficiaries, including women refugees, who often fail to benefit from such projects because of family commitments. The number of refugees involved is likely to double from 8 students in the first module to 20 students in the combined modules.