Thursday, 13 June 2013

PESS 2013 For Doctoral Researchers

Are you a Doctoral Researcher looking to enhance your personal and professional development?

Do you want to gain enterprise skills which can give you the edge in any career, whether it’s private enterprise, academia or third sector?

Do you want the opportunity to gain transferable skills to take your research and future career forward?

Would you like to work with a local organisation on real strategic issues?

The Postgraduate Enterprise Summer School takes Doctoral Researchers through an intensive week of training from Monday 22 July to Friday 26 July 2013. Participants will work together in small teams to solve a real strategic challenge being faced by an influential local organisation: the Inspired Thinking Group (ITG). ITG is a Birmingham-based, VC-backed retail marketing technology and services business which has grown from zero to £40 million revenues and over 200 staff in the 3 years since its inception.
Alongside the comprehensive programme of interactive professional skills training sessions, participants take part in visiting the organisation; research; guest speaker sessions and developing proposals to address the organisation's requirements. On the final day each team will present their findings back to a panel of the organisation's representatives and the winning team will be announced over a well-earned summer BBQ.
The course provides a fantastic opportunity for top quality training alongside the opportunity to work on real strategic issues. No previous experience is required and participants from all subject areas are welcome.
Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Find out more
The cost to attend is just £30, including all training materials, lunches and refreshments (cost for external delegates is £295, so don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity). You can book and pay for the course through the University of Birmingham Online Shop.
To get a feel for the programme, why not watch a video from PESS 2012.
For more information about PESS 2013 and other Entrepreneurship and Innovation programmes.
T: 0121 414 2678

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