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Business Boost for Social Sciences

Course Description

Business Boost for Social Sciences

This course helps researchers in the Social Sciences identify opportunities for industry engagement and develop the skills and confidence to effectively work with industry.  It’s been delivered in partnership with 20 participating universities across the UK for over 50 PhD students.  It centres on a live business challenge, highlighting existing transferable skills and knowledge whilst building participants’ confidence to engage with businesses. Through an interactive learning environment including dynamic group work and discussion, participants learn tools and techniques that can be used in current and future projects.The programme is typically delivered as a 3-day residential programme for anywhere between 15-50 participants.


Key topics include:

  • Potential of your research
  • Problem definition process
  • Identifying key stakeholders
  • Communicating research
  • Networking skills
  • The business environment
  • Types of engagement
  • Creating and capturing value
  • Negotiation skills
  • Intellectual property
  • Individual leadership insights
  • Pitching & presentation skills


Duration & Format:  3 days delivered as a residential programme or multi-day delivered over a period of weeks/months.

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