22 June 2013 - 10:51 am

PGR Enterprise Workshop – Prize of £500

Are you a PGR student or an early career researcher at the University of Sheffield? Do you fancy a chance to enhance your research and networking skills, broaden the scope of your academic studies, or explore your potentials for a future career? Have you got a burning business idea you are keen to get off the ground? Do you think you can be the next Apple? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then PGR Enterprise Workshop could be just the opportunity you are looking for. This two-and-a-half-day, non-residential event will take place on 29th – 31st July at the University of Sheffield Enterprise on Portobello Road: it is FREE, food and drinks are provided throughout the whole event, and you have the chance to win a whopping prize of £500.

Why not try something new and enhance your enterprise skills?

Why not try something new and enhance your enterprise skills?

University of Sheffield Enterprise (USE) is holding this workshop in order to help researchers enhance their personal and research skills through a series of mini-challenges, careers sessions and idea generation with a team of expert advisers. The aim is to help researchers develop all the necessary skills to benefit their current research as well as their future career through a mentored work program.  During the workshop, in teams researchers will have to generate a variety of enterprising ideas and then choose one to develop further.  Business coaches will be on hand to help develop this idea so that by the end of the course each team can pitch their idea to a panel of judges. This will help researchers crystallize their ideas and perfect their pitching skills.

All participants will receive a certificate detailing the course and the skills it has helped them develop.  Along with this there will be the opportunity to develop any ideas created further with the help of University of Sheffield Enterprise . This is a great opportunity for participant to try something new, meet a variety of people as well as enhance their employability and enterprise skills.

If this sounds like an experience that could benefit you and your research and you’d like to register or need more information, please visit the link below:

http://pgrworkshop.eventbrite.co.uk/

If you have any further questions or feel a little more guidance on the workshop or enterprise in general would be useful, please contact us below with the link provided:

jon.benton@sheffield.ac.uk

Photo’s courtesy of Enterprise Den – Connecting Entrepreneurs and Angel Investors

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  • About the author

    Yalda Yousefi

    Hi! I'm Yalda, one of the postgraduate interns at USE, and I'm doing a PhD in English Literature. Prior to starting my studies in the University of Sheffield, I taught English modules and did some administrative work. I enjoy walking - be it in town or at the peaks - specially when I have good company.