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Practice No. 1052
Last modified: 16/12/2009 11:38:51
Institution: University of DurhamA half-day conference providing an opportunity for PGRs and research staff to find out more about setting up and running a social enterprise business and working in the sector.
Practice No. 981
Last modified: 14/12/2009 11:23:33
Institution: Birkbeck College, University of LondonThis is a wide ranging study of existing and past post-graduates of Birkbeck College in order to assess whether our Skills Training Strategy (inplace since 2003) has had an impact upon researcher behaviour.
Practice No. 1018
Last modified: 14/12/2009 11:21:27
Institution: University of PlymouthThis one day session allows PGRs and research staff to participate in media training. Delivered by two accomplished ex-journalists, this session provides a practical approach to communicating research to the media and wider public through written, radio and TV interviews.
Practice No. 1077
Last modified: 04/12/2009 13:21:43
Institution: London School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineA business challenge model for training in business awareness and innovation delivered in the format of a social entrepreneurship competition. Running over a 4 week period participants followed a mandatory programme of training in enterprise-related topics covering the phases involved from development of the original idea to presenting a business plan to potential investors. The format for the final was a Dragon’s Den style pitch to a panel of judges.
Practice No. 852
Last modified: 03/12/2009 10:13:56
Institution: University of EssexEnterprising Futures (EF) is a two day course on the exploitation of research. It includes inputs from a range of experts from within the University and outside . Participants work in teams to identify aspects of their research which have the greatest current commercial potential. They then work with mentors to develop a business proposal and a presentation in order to pitch their idea to a panel of judges.
Practice No. 1069
Last modified: 30/11/2009 20:34:09
Institution: Brunel UniversityA two day event in collaboration with Young Enterprise London designed around the focus on entrepreneurship within a research context.
Practice No. 1009
Last modified: 26/11/2009 11:10:25
Institution: University of SheffieldA four-day annual course for postgraduate research students and postdoctoral researchers on enterprise and commercialisation. The course is very practical and is focused on ensuring that students are aware of the issues associated with academic practice and its relationship with academic entrepreneurship.
Practice No. 961
Last modified: 26/11/2009 09:49:46
Institution: University of CambridgeThis workshop allows participants to benefit from learning the methods that sales and marketing professionals use to discover the real needs of people and thus how to present themselves and their ideas in a compelling fashion.
Transferable Business Skills for Scientists and Engineers: Business-Engineering and Science Travel Scholarships (BESTS) (part of the University of Nottingham's Roberts Initiative).
Practice No. 316
Last modified: 25/11/2009 16:06:38
Institution: University of NottinghamA BESTS is a chance for research students and staff to broaden their experiences and networks of contacts by fully funding a visit, of up to two months duration, to a host organisation anywhere in the world. The host organisation can be a university, business, government department, charity, non-governmental organisation, etc. In fact almost any organisation can be visited, provided it will give researchers the chance to broaden and deepen their understanding of what it means to be a researcher and the skills and attitudes they will need to make a success of their career in whatever sector they choose to move into. Competitive funding exists for at least 10 BESTS per annum.
Practice No. 1016
Last modified: 25/11/2009 11:09:16
Institution: Loughborough UniversityProgramme of workshops available to research staff, mapped to Loughborough Skills Statements and Concordat Principles