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Workshop Descriptions

Applying for Postdoctoral Fellowships and Research Grants
Elizabeth Simmonds
Careers Adviser for Postdoctoral Researchers in the Physical Sciences and Technology

This session will provide you with an introduction to Research Fellowships. It will consider how they fit in to a longer-term academic career, provide an overview of the key schemes open to engineers, and offer some practical tips on how to write a good research proposal. It will also point to other sources of support within the University.

    Moving into Business
    Peter Hiscocks
    Fellow in Entrepreneurship, Judge Business School

    This workshop will consider the idea of setting up and running your own business – or joining a newly established business venture. What are the different options for scientists and engineers and what is involved in entrepreneurship?

    The workshop will address the key elements of setting up a new business venture, what you need to consider, what you need to do, where you will find funding for a new business venture and any of the other issues that may concern people thinking about this as a career option – for now or for the future.

    The Communication Secrets of a Hostage Negotiator
    Richard Mullender
    Former Lead Trainer at the National Crisis & Hostage Negotiation Unit in Scotland Yard

    An interactive workshop for developing your communication skills, designed and delivered by ex hostage negotiators. Gain the knowledge and expertise to help you get the best result when communicating with others. Learn how to make the most of conversations you have, find the answers you need, and discover how to deal with difficult people.

    Aims:

    • Develop a range of advanced communication skills that will enable you to build trust and rapport. Learn techniques that will increase your effectiveness every time you negotiate or talk to someone in all areas of your life.
    • Develop powerful listening and language skills that will enable you to get a better understanding of the values and beliefs of the person communicating with you, and enable you to understand and persuade them more easily.
    • Develop your day to day effectiveness in everything you do, including your academic, professional, and personal life.