Taren Heintz


​e: theintz@cardiffmet.ac.uk


BA (Hons) History, Central Washington University
PgDip Reformation Studies, University of St Andrews
Associate Fellow International Entrepreneurship Educators Programme, NCEE

Areas of responsibility

Research & Enterprise Manager
I work with the CREATE (Creative Research, Enterprise And Teaching Engagement) team to support the School's many and varied research and enterprise activities. My role includes everything from contributing to funding bids, collating data, and organising events, to coordinating the School's Research Excellence Framework submissions and involvement with the Wales Institute of Research in Art & Design (WIRAD).


I am originally from Seattle and have lived and worked in the USA, the UK and Germany.

I have spent my career in higher education, making significant contributions to several recruitment, marketing, PR, entrepreneurial and enterprise education strategies and agendas. I am passionate about delivering an excellent student experience and am committed to helping fund research and student start-ups.

While at Cardiff University, I helped students achieve their potential and equipped them with the skills necessary to be both interprenurial and entrepreneurial. I have mentored, advised and help fund students who have started their own cafés, clothing lines and letting agencies.

While working for an international research institution in Busum, Germany, I supported researchers by sourcing and applying for funding from various sources.

Prior to that, I worked for Plymouth University and travelled all over the UK and Europe to deliver awareness raising talks/speeches with the aim of inspiring students of all ages to attend university.