A new training programme is being launched by the Scottish Graduate School of Social Sciences (SGSSS) around working with industry, business and the private sector. This training will be of interest to social sciences PhD students who are interested in working in partnership with industry throughout their academic career, or who are seeking employment in the industrial sector following graduation. The training works in three stages and students will be expected to attend all three events hosted in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen (travel and accommodation costs will be met by SGSSS).
Theme of Training
2 October 2018
University of Glasgow
Engaging with industry. A lively and interactive one-day workshop designed to help participants find out how to connect with people in industry, network effectively and learn techniques for communicating for impact.
27 November 2018
University of Edinburgh
What do businesses want? Understanding the value of your social science skills. Fast-paced, interactive and information rich, this one-day workshop is aimed at guiding participants to recognise the knowledge and experience they can use to capitalise on opportunities to work and collaborate with industry.
30-31 January 2019
University of Aberdeen
Go beyond business as usual. During this two-day workshop, researchers will be immersed in interactive training activities to develop the necessary negotiating, problem solving, communication and pitching skills required to address business challenges.
The application form for the competition can be accessed at http://bit.ly/SGSSS_BB with a deadline of the 7th September. Please note applying does not guarantee you a place - places will be given to students who demonstrate that this course will offer valued learning. Final decisions will be made and communicated to students by 14-September.
Eligibility: Students can be based at any Scottish university and any discipline, so long as their PhD has a social science foundation to it. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.