PGR Development Summer School 2014

PGR Development announce the programme for our annual Summer School. There will be a range of development opportunities for all postgraduate researchers. Our line up for the Summer School is as follows – click on the titles for more information. To book on a session go here.

To book on any of these courses please go to the Education Development booking page.

Each course is run by a professional colleague experienced with the postgraduate research community and the university sector. I thoroughly recommend all of the sessions for postgraduate researchers that want to advance in their careers and learn more skills.

Dr Richard Hinchcliffe



The Enterprising Researcher – Enterprise Champion Events June and July

In collaboration with the Enterprise Champions Programme we are delivering three 2 hour lunchtime learning sessions during June and July. These sessions will provide time and space for you to identify and reflect on your current enterprising qualities and think how you can use your enterprising capabilities now and in the future. Developing your entrepreneurial skills will help you in your research, benefit your future research career and underpin your employability whatever career path you choose to take.

The events are as follows:

Tuesday, 24 June 2014:   The Enterprising Researcher – All about you!
Tuesday, 1 July 2014:  The Enterprising Researcher – Personal Branding
Tuesday, 8 July 2014:   The Enterprising Researcher – Finding the Leader in you!

Venue:    Seminar Room 1, Careers & Employability Service, Building No 502
Time:    12 noon – 2.00pm

To register for each event you will need to login at the Career Hub and book for each date (and register if you have not already done so).

There is a free lunch available at each event.

To discover more about the sessions please see the Flyer for the event here:enterprise champion Flyer v2

Research Councils and Higher Education Institutions greatly appreciate the impact that doctoral graduates with enterprise atributes and entrepreneurial skills can have on the research environment. To find out more how this could mean you the VITAE Researcher Development Framework has a special publication on enterprising researchers and you can find it here (you will need to register on the Vitae website in order to access their materials).

Any postgraduate researcher may attend these events but further support from the Enterprise Champion is limited to those that meet the following criteria:

• be resident in greater Merseyside
• be a student/graduate of Higher Education
• be of a nationality of a country within the EU (or with visa permissions to set up in business in the UK)
• be interested in setting up a business in greater Merseyside…which isn’t already trading.