Careers sessions for researchers: self-employment

The Graduate School are offering a couple of brand new workshops on self-employment for researchers and the first is coming up next Tuesday 1st December.

Dr Hiten Vyas, Business Adviser at the Enterprise Club will be running Self-Employment: Is it for you? in the TPod, Rockingham Library from 12-2pm, with lunch after. To book please see the Eventbrite page. This workshop has a follow-up session on January 11th 2016 Self-employment – Business Planning. If you are interested in taking the idea of self-employment further then do book both workshops.

mature students photoBy the time a research student completes their doctorate they will have acquired many transferable skills, which could lead to starting a business. Hiten’s first workshop ‘Is it for you?’ provides an opportunity to explore the basics. It looks at the reasons why you might choose to become self-employed, the advantages and disadvantages, and the key areas to think about when starting a business.

At Hiten’s follow up workshop he looks at business planning. For anyone starting a business, your business plan acts as a unique roadmap to help start and develop your business, and is also an essential tool if you intend to look for financial investment. This workshop will cover the key topics to enable you to put together your first business plan.

The Graduate Schools’ career management and professional development workshops for researchers also include:

Career management for researchers: CV workshop on Monday 25 January 2016 (12:00-13:00)

Career management for researchers: Mock interview workshop on Thursday, 18 February 2016 from 12:00 to 13:00

Leadership Skills for Researchers on Wednesday 24th February 2016

Career management for researchers: CV workshop on Tuesday, 1 March 2016 from 16:00 to 17:00

1-1 sessions are also available – please contact Simone for further details.


About Simone Apel

Researcher Developer for The Graduate School, University of Northampton.

Posted on November 26, 2015, in Researcher careers and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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