BAFTA Cymru committee member and former chair person Dr. Glenda Jones was at the University of Glamorgan to speak to business students about entrepreneurial skills. The event was part of a larger scheme by the British government to train business students throughout UK.
Students from University of Glamorgan who had joined the team were the brains behind this seminar and it was funded by the Welsh Assembly Government. Dr. Jones spoke to other students about how to set up successful businesses as well as of her own experiences when she started first started out.
It is the first time that Intern Enterprise has had members from the University of Glamorgan and according to one of the student members, this seminar is the first of a series of events at the university. Despite the university students never enjoying the benefits of Intern Enterprises’ efforts before simply because of the lack of membership, the current bunch of students part of it are confident these events will only help the business students at what they hope to be able to do once they graduate.
Dr. Jones, having been at BBC for 15 years before joining BAFTA Cymru and chairing it from 2003 -2005, was herself pleased by the efforts put in by the organising students. ‘I really think it’s important to take the initiative for young business students who want to be successful and these students have done just that’, she said.
Her speech lasted for about an hour after which she took some questions from the students. ‘People will turn your ideas down at first’, she said to one student, ‘but if you have a solid plan then don’t give up.’
She was seen chatting to more students at the buffet following the seminar and she took her leave by saying, ‘Remember to keep trying because with business, it is all down to you.’