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Ms Corina Edwards

Ms Corina Edwards

Senior Lecturer, Business

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 513709

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Office 315 - 315
Third Floor
School of Management
Bay Campus

About

Current roles

School of Management:
Senior Lecturer Entrepreneurship
Lead for Professional Workforce Development (PWD), School of Management Swansea University

Swansea University:
Deputy Chair, Programme Approval Committee, Swansea University (PAC)

Corina Edwards is an established academic in the field of business management and has brought her industry experience into her work. Corina spent many years self-employed and running her own businesses before joining the University. This led to a wide range of voluntary and advisory work with young entrepreneurs and start-ups in Wales. Corina also spent a number of years as a senior executive for a UK-based enterprise agency and leading on Shell social investment contracts in Wales and across the UK. This includes Wales Director of Shell Livewire and UK Director of the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. Corina secured significant investment for projects, events and activities in Wales and the UK.

Corina is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation subject group and Lead for Professional Workforce Development (PWD) at Swansea University School of Management. She previously served as Programme Director for the BSc Business Management portfolio and as Programme Director for the MSc Management portfolio at Swansea University. She has current research interests in the teaching of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship pedagogy.

Corina created the first entrepreneurship modules for the School and more recently created the first foundation degree (FdSc) with BSc articulation for the School of Management. Corina sits on a number of senior Committees within the University, including Apprenticeship Steering Group. This forms part of a key contribution to School and University level strategy and diversification of income streams. Corina has also worked on programme validation for other institutions.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business planning
  • Business start-up
  • Work-based learning
  • Higher education degree programme design

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Undergraduate and Postgraduate

  • Entrepreneurship theory and practice
  • Business planning
  • Business start-up
  • Pitching and presentation skills
  • Creativity and innovation
Research
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship pedagogy and assessment
  • Work-based learning and apprenticeships
  • SME start-up and development
  • Assessment and course design in Higher Education
Collaborations

FdSc/BSc (Hon) Applied Business Management developed collaboratively with Coleg Cambria.

Designed with industry to develop the leaders of tomorrow

  • Degree level work-based learning programme
  • Innovative design enabling sector specific, tailored assessments to suit employer needs
  • Solution focused problem solving in the workplace

The programme sits on the Apprenticeship Framework Business Management (Wales).

This apprenticeship has been developed by Instructus in collaboration with a range of partners and includes significant contribution from Airbus Operations Limited, Coleg Cambria and Swansea University.

See pages 17, 28.

This programme has built in CMI accreditation with the option to include additional sector relevant accreditations as required eg. PRINCE2.