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Developing graduates with intrapreneurial and entrepreneurial employability skills and attributes for the 21st Century*




 *A Higher Education partnership programme between The British Council, University of Salford, University of South Wales, Coventry University and participating Palestinian Higher Education Institutions


Phase One Timeline, Overview and Key Outputs


Guidance on actions based broadly around employability delivery and entrepreneurial activities will be offered throughout the twelve-month period through


20 – 22 February 2017

21 – 23 August 2017

November 2017

April 2018


Visit 1

Visit 2

Visit 3 - TBC

Visit 4 - TBC


Programme Stage

1. Programme Initiation:

Project Design, Development and Implementation

2. Project Implementation:

Progress, Impacts and Benefits

3. Project Evaluation:

Impacts, Benefits, Action Based Research Outputs and Lessons Learned

4. Programme Symposium:

Project Overviews and Programme Evaluation

Purpose / Overview

Defining working parameters and practices


Defining individual projects and deliverables in each institution

Progress update from each institution on their projects


Identify issues and challenges being experienced


Coaching and guidance


Unpacking Impacts and benefits

Formal evaluation of Phase One projects


Impacts and Benefits analysis 


Identification of next steps in preparation for Programme Symposium in April 2018

Participating Palestinian universities will present an overview of project progress and associated action-based research at a shared symposium to share practice and review achievements against deliverables

Key Outputs

Projects will be defined for each participating Palestinian institution with clear tangible actions, milestones and deliverable outcomes

Problem solving


Impacts and benefits realisation


Defining entrepreneurialism


Lessons learned to date

Each individual institutional project will be evaluated against its deliverables


Impacts and benefits analysis


Action-based research outputs to be identified

Evaluation of the success of individual projects and the entire programme based on impacts and benefits analysis

both a series of face-to-face meetings and distance support via a dedicated online collaboration platform created to support the projects



Phase One Deliverables  

  • Define Institutional Projects: The programme facilitators will work with Palestinian colleagues to support them in delivering projects within each participating institution which focus on these areas noted in the Phase One overview, above.

  • Define Clear Project Deliverables: All individual projects will have clear tangible deliverables which work within each institution and its business-as-usual context.

  • Ensure Project Synergy: The facilitators will ensure that, in the context of each institution, these projects work well together to collectively deliver the desired outcomes, benefits and impacts for the graduating students.

  • Creation of Collaborative Digital Platform: A web-based collaboration platform will be established to provide support and a common repository for documents associated with the projects. Standardised documentation for the programme and the projects will be accessible here. This will enable ongoing contact, communication and collaboration to occur in between site visits. The virtual platform will also act as a locus for documentation of the programme as a whole. (This will be set up by the programme facilitators prior to the first face-to-face workshop on 21st February)

  • Identify Action-Based Research Outputs: Action-based research outputs will be identified and delivered. Each participating University will be asked to document the projects they undertake as action-based research, thereby incentivising academic involvement and providing a body of case studies for future reference.

  • Share Progress, Practice and Action Based Research: Participating Palestinian universities will also be brought together in a symposium during the 3rd quarter of Phase One of the programme to share and publicly present practice, progress, and associated action-based research.

  • Evaluation and Progress: At the end of Phase One of the programme, each individual institutional project will be evaluated against its intended deliverables. This evaluation will be placed within an evaluation and critical appraisal of Phase One as a whole.


  • Palestinian Higher Education partners will work in partnership with the facilitators from the UK from the outset, collaborating on developing manageable projects and working practices which develop business-as-usual practices towards embedding entrepreneurial skills and abilities in students which prepare them for life.

  • The UK facilitation team will be the ‘critical friend’ providing guidance and advice to our Palestinian colleagues, helping participating Palestinian universities to develop their own sustainable approaches. 

These guiding principles will also ensure that the outcomes of each project are fundamentally owned and delivered by the resources of each Palestinian University; thereby allowing them to become embedded within the business as usual practices of each institution.


Bethlehem University Foundation
Phone: +1-240-241-4381
Fax: +1-240-553-7691
Beltsville, MD USA
Bethlehem University in the Holy Land
Phone: +972-2-274-1241
Fax: +972-2-274-4440
Bethlehem, Palestine