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Programme Overview

Due to Covid, the programme has been delayed slightly, now starting on January 28th, 2021. The VIBE programme consists of a five-session training course in January and February 2021 and market exploration starting in March 2021. All participants completing the training course will be eligible to continue the programme and apply for a tailored one-on-one mentoring programme to investigate potential working partnerships with businesses and social enterprises.

headerSpring Term Training Sessions

EXPLODING MYTHS

now 28st January 2021, 10am-1pm

  • Understand how to get the most out of VIBE
  • Demystify the process of engaging with business and explore the real synergies between business and academia
  • Learn how to build valuable networks

FINDING YOUR DIRECTION

Now 4th February 2021, 10am-1pm

  • Explore your motivation and purpose to articulate the lasting difference that your research can make
  • Explore and Identify who might benefit from your research
  • Discover and explore the needs and problems of relevant businesses

SPOTLIGHTING YOUR VALUE

Now 11th February 2021, 10am-1pm

  • Learn how to explain to businesses why and how your research will be valuable to them
  • Begin your journey towards crafting and refining a compelling value proposition
  • Reflect on your learnings so far and the road ahead

SAYING IT CLEARLY

Now 18th February 2021, 10am-1pm

  • Learn how to to succinctly, clearly and confidently communicate your research in less than a minute in a way that businesses understand its relevance to them
  • Refining your value proposition
  • Get insights into how to enhance your online profiles, making them more attractive to potential collaborator

MAKING IT HAPPEN

Now 25th February 2021, 10am-1pm

  • Understand the benefits of networking and how to make networking easy
  • Identify relevant named contacts and plan how to approach them
  • Prepare for meetings and discussions with potential collaborators

SPRING TERM MENTORING

From March 2021

  • One-to-one mentoring with experienced business mentors who offer support and guidance relevant to your project
  • Informal group surgeries to meet peers as well as share learning experiences and tackle challenges.