If you’re a social sciences researcher and you’re interested in working with industry, sign up to these free workshops from the University of Surrey using the links below.
Business Boost 2020 is an ESRC-funded scheme to increase business engagement among social sciences doctoral and early career researchers at SeNSS universities. For more about Business Boost activities at Sussex, including work placements with local businesses, contact Mary Harris firstname.lastname@example.org and follow @BizBoostSussex on Twitter.
Knowledge Exchange – Importance of Industry Engagement
Tuesday 24 November, 09.30 – 10.30
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With Jenny Ritchie, Senior Business Manager, and Dan Bance, Business Manager, Enterprise Programmes Innovation
This event will look at the benefits of ECR & PGR engagement with industry such as research validation and research application to solve real-world problems. Facilitated by the University of Surrey’s Business Enterprise Programmes Team, and supported by Senior Academics and ECRs, participants will gain insights into Knowledge Exchange, and the benefits of industry engagement to the academic, the institution and the company. The briefing will provide a top-level overview of various ways to engage and offer ideas on how to initiate or further develop industry relationships.
Writing with Impact for Professional Audiences
Monday 30 November, 11.00 – 13.30
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Facilitators: Dr Alison Yeung Yam Wah, Academic Writing Consultant, Purely Academic Ltd, and Dr Nadya Yakovchuk, Teaching Fellow in Academic Writing, Doctoral College, University of Surrey
The aim of this online workshop is to equip participants with valuable writing strategies for producing impactful text for professional and business audiences. In this highly interactive session, we will analyse social science-related professional/trade magazines to highlight some of the key differences between writing academic and professional texts, and to identify strategies used in professional writing to ensure that text is impactful. To maximise interaction, participants will be encouraged to discuss questions relating to three main themes: Motivations, Drafting and Writing for the Genre. The session will be structured around a balanced blend of input in the form of dialogue between the two facilitators, break-out room activities and individual tasks.
Experiences of Working with Businesses & Stakeholders
Wednesday 2 December, 13.30 – 15.00
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Panel discussion with Prof Bonnie Buchannan, Head of Finance and Accounting, Prof Sabine Benoit, Professor of Marketing, and Prof Glenn Parry, Co-Director DECaDE: Centre for the Decentralised Digital Economy and Surrey Business School Impact Lead. Facilitated by Prof Andy Adcroft, Deputy Dean of Surrey Business School and Director of SurreyIDEA.
Join us for an informal discussion with three of Surrey Business School’s academics with vast experience of working with businesses and stakeholders. Deputy Dean Andy Adcroft will be facilitating the discussion. We will be welcoming questions during the session via chat on Zoom with a live Q&A at the end. If you’d like a read before the session, Professor Sabine Benoit co-authored an article last year: ‘Bridging the data divide between practitioners and academics: Approaches to collaborating better to leverage each other’s resources’.