This year is the 11th annual Masood Enterprise School, a four day residential enterprise activity. This year, the trip is taking place in the Lake District from Monday 1 to Thursday 4 July 2019.
It is open to all PhD students or researchers from any faculty and is an excellent opportunity to learn about enterprise and how to apply it to your work, whether you intend a career in academia, industry or start your own business.
The aim is for researchers in teams to create a business case for an idea they have fully explored during the course and the Lake District provides an excellent environment for business ideas, especially those with a social enterprise element. Problems exist such as seasonality, brain drain, unemployment, tourism (the good and bad elements they bring), pollution, farming and local produce, transport, water engineering and the nuclear industry nearby for example.
The experience is a highly interactive, group working environment, tutored by experts and guest entrepreneurs and you will also be speaking to real potential customers and businesses in the area for feedback to help shape your ideas.
Take a look at what last year’s cohort got up to here.
To book your free place (transport also provided free) contact Clare Hunt (firstname.lastname@example.org), giving your name, school, course of study and a short paragraph as to why you would like a place and what you hope to gain from the experience. If selected, you will be required to pay a £50 deposit (cheque or cash) which will be refunded on attendance.
The closing date for booking a place is 18 June.
For more details, please contact Dr Robert A. Phillips (email@example.com).