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Careers workshops – postgrad essentials sessions 2017/18

Postgrad Essentials: Making the most of Manchester (CSPGE001) – Monday 2 Oct, 11:00-11:50, University Place Theatre B
Come along and hear what you can be doing to make the most of your time studying for a postgraduate degree at the University of Manchester. Open to PGT and PGR students from all Faculties, this session is a starting point in more…

Report: Manchester’s Second Falling Walls Lab

The Manchester Falling Walls Lab took place for the second year running on the 25th July, again hosted by Manchester Enterprise Centre, at the University of Manchester. Manchester is currently the only city in the UK to have held a Lab twice and it was another successful event.

Inspired by the fall of the Berlin Wall, more…

Report: Manchester Enterprise School 2017

Manchester Enterprise School took place during the first week of July 2017 for 35 postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers in Bowness in the Lake District – for the ninth consecutive year. Aimed at equipping those researchers with the skills to start a business, it was an intensive week of testing the feasibility of a business more…

University of Manchester to Host a Second Falling Walls Lab on 25th July 2017

The University of Manchester will be hosting another Falling Walls Lab on Tuesday 25th July following on from last years’ success, giving the chance for students to reach out to the general public with their ideas for solving important world problems.

Inspired by the fall of the Berlin Wall, the aim of the Falling Walls more…

Final Chance to Regiester – Presenting to an Audience (exclusively for FSE Research Staff)

NEW WORKSHOP – Presenting to an Audience (exclusively for FSE Research Staff)

Tuesday 23/05/2017, 10:00 – 16:00, Sackville Street Building D35

In this workshop experienced facilitator and professional actor and theatre director Caroline Clegg will introduce you to theatre and performance based practical exercises; narrative shaping, vocal dynamics and physical (non-verbal) communication techniques to improve your presentation. more…

Aspiring Postgraduate Entrepreneurs take part in Enterprise Futures at Media City

More than 100 Postgraduates from the Universities of Manchester, Salford and Manchester Metropolitan University took over Media City to take part in a conference designed to both inspire them to consider starting a business and provide specific skills that they might need above what they are currently learning on their academic courses. Having been hosted more…

Pathways – Career Options for Researchers – Registration Deadline 31 May.

Attend Pathways and plan your future!

“Pathways – Career Options for Researchers” – Friday 9 June 2017, 8.30am – 4.00pm, Renold Building, North Campus

Registration for Pathways is now open! Please go to the following link to register: www.manchester.ac.uk/pathways

Pathways is a major, University-wide careers event for PhD researchers and research staff. We welcome around 600 researchers annually from more…

How to Create a Non-Academic CV from an Academic Career

How to Create a Non-Academic CV from an Academic Career – Wednesday 24/05/2017, 10:00 – 12:00 Roscoe 3.9

Jointly organised by the Faculty of Humanities and Faculty of Science and Engineering Researcher Development teams and delivered by Ruth Bradshaw (Career and Executive Coach), this CV workshop is for people from an academic background who wish to explore career opportunities more…

Speakers Confirmed for Enterprise Futures Event at Media City

Enterprise Futures returns on Monday 22nd May 2017 for its Sixth Anniversary event, returning to its original home at Media City.

Enterprise Futures is a joint initiative with University of Salford and Manchester Metropolitan University. It is aimed at postgraduates (both students and staff) who are interested in starting their own business, even if you are more…

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition 2017 – Enter NOW to win £500

Could you can reduce your 80,000 word thesis to 180 seconds and win £500?


Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland. The exercise challenges YOU to present a compelling oration on your thesis topic and its significance in just three minutes with just 1 static PowerPoint more…