Places for Sussex doctoral researchers on Cambridge / MIT Enterprisers programme: call for applications

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Sussex has reserved 15 places on the Cambridge / MIT Enterprisers programme 2012 for Doctoral Researchers – Applications are open now, deadline 20th April. Sally Atkinson, Student Enterprise Manager at Sussex, gives us the low-down.


Sussex Enterprisers: 2011 programme
Sussex doctoral researchers on the Enterprisers 2011 programme

Applications are now open for the highly-renowned Cambridge/MIT Enterprisers 4 day residential programme taking place 21-24 May 2012.

Due to our longstanding involvement with the course, the University of Sussex has secured 15 places for Sussex Doctoral students and all disciplines are eligible to apply, whether or not your studies are funded by a research council.

Places are worth £1000 each.  Accommodation and meals are included during the course, and travel (up to £50) will be reimbursed for your transport to and from the venue.

Deadline for applications is 20 April.

What can you gain from this course?

  • learn new and innovative ways to think about your research
  • learn how to raise awareness of the impact of your research within communities.
  • The skills gained on Enterprisers are equally applicable to developing a new venture, a student society, a community project and indeed research projects going forward.
  • It is also a great environment for developing self-confidence and other personal skills like networking and team awareness. At the end of the programme, you will learn to think more creatively and entrepreneurially.

Further details about the programme and a link to the application website on the Enterprisers 2012 factsheet

Applicants need to demonstrate their enthusiasm for developing entrepreneurial skills such as creativity, teambuilding and networking with others; and the course aims to bring together a broad mix of science, arts and business disciplines.

Successful Sussex applicants will be joining Doctoral researchers mainly from Cambridge but also from other universities around the UK, and from many different nationalities.

Due to the high value of the places, we would expect you to write a 500 word report on your experiences of the programme to help us ensure we gain feedback and potentially funding to send others on the course in the future.

If you have any questions or queries about the programme please do give me a call on 01273 877907.    Below are a small selection of quotes from the Sussex cohort who attended Enterprisers 2011.

With best wishes,
Sally

“I enjoyed those four days, it has been a wonderful experience where I improved three fundamental skills: creativity, communication and networking. These skills will be for sure very useful in my future, not just in the business environment but also in my research and life.” –  Jose Antonio Vazquez Mata

I have learned a lot! It was an environment and atmosphere packed with wealth of the skills, knowledge and information that was given frankly and generously.”  – Rahel Zoya

“One of the most rewarding benefits of going on to the programme was the diversity of cultures and the rich variety of experiences and knowledge that this can bring to a project.  I really enjoyed meeting researchers from other universities and working collaboratively with them.” – Sally Bream 

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