You are already an innovative and enterprising researcher

Date: 27 February 2018
Venue: UWE Bristol, Frenchay Campus, Bristol Business School, Level 6, Room 6X110
Time: 09:30 - 16:30

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This workshop cannot be missed! You will discover what most universities and companies require and the skills that most PhD students already have: creative problem solving, self-motivation and holistic managing of projects with strong attention to detail.

Desirable enterprise skills

What is specifically sought after is a broader enterprising skills-set which in addition to the above includes:

  1. An understanding of the industry you are interested in (commercial awareness). This revolves around learning the language of the business to unlock the power of your enterprising skills gained during your doctoral degree and extracurricular activities. This could help you to shine with problem solving skills and communicating recommendations for business needs.
  2. Leadership and the ability to negotiate support for ideas.
  3. Connecting and collaborating across diverse cultures in and within teams (team working), and your ability to identify and nurture talent and ideas of others (including subjects that you may think would never 'fit together').

What is important for your career progression?

We will draw from the latest research to discover which psychological skills and mind-sets are important for both your PhD and career success, spanning academia through industry, consultancy, social enterprise or any other type of business venture you might find yourself pursuing in the future. Our career paths tend to be linear only in our minds. In reality, success is a winding path with starts, bypasses, and stops.

We will equip you with key ways with which to use your research skills to develop your own strengths as well as to enhance your competencies towards your personal career development.

About this event

This one day workshop will be delivered to you by leading UWE Bristol experts in psychology, enterprise, as well as featuring case studies of doctoral graduates who have used their enterprising skills in diverse career directions. You will learn about IP, the process for commercialisation of new ideas/technologies, and support that is available to you throughout, as well as what is happening at our new Launch Space and Health Technology Hub (HTH). Above all, you will create links and collaborations that could take you beyond your current expectations.

This event is aimed at research staff and postgraduate researchers.

Cost: Free to DTA and UWE Postgraduate Researchers
Contact: Dr Aga Szewczyk
Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 81072
E-mail: skillsdevelopment@uwe.ac.uk

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