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First ‘Skills for Industry’ summer school unveiled

18 June 2018

Bristol Doctoral College's three-day training event will help doctoral researchers get 'industry ready'

The Bristol Doctoral College is excited to announce that its first Industrial PhD Summer School will take place from Monday 16 to Wednesday 18 July 2018.

Held as part of its pilot Bristol Industrial PhD Professional Development Programme, which is funded by the EPSRC National Productivity Investment Fund, the three-day school will help participants build interpersonal and project management skills in a fun but intensive environment.

Unit DX, an official University of Bristol partner that supports academics, start-ups and spin-outs by providing scientific incubation space, will host interactive sessions on topics including project management, understanding people and negotiation skills. 

Read the full summer school programme in the Skills for Industry section.

Summer school curator and facilitator Dr Benjamin Miles, who founded Spin Up Science after completing his PhD at Bristol, said: "We are excited to support the growing community of scientists and inventors taking the jump into entrepreneurship in Bristol.

"By connecting the research and innovation communities together early in the PhD journey, the hypothesis is that scientists learn to spot innovative ideas and have the confidence and know-how to pursue them."

Further information

Are you an ESPRC-funded doctoral researcher who's interested in working in industry — and whose PhD has an industrial/external partner? 

A limited number of additional spaces are available for the summer school. To find out more, contact Dr Aby Sankraran in the Bristol Doctoral College.  

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