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Careers & Enterprise Day

Research Staff Office

Thursday, 14 June 2018 from 09:45 to 16:00 (BST)

Careers & Enterprise Day

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Whole day with lunch Ended Free  
Whole day without lunch Ended Free  
Morning with lunch Ended Free  
Morning without lunch Ended Free  
Afternoon with lunch Ended Free  
Afternoon without lunch Ended Free  

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Are you considering your career options? Do you need inspiration?

Come along to our one-day Careers & Enterprise Day to discover some of the possibilities. Speakers from different backgrounds are there to share their experiences of careers outside academia, freelancing, and creating a commercial enterprise from academic research.

You can attend for the whole day, or just the morning or afternoon session. Lunch and refreshments are provided.



 Coffee & Registration


 Welcome & overview of the day


 Dr Joanna Young – Careers Beyond Academia

 In this short interactive workshop, Joanna Young will help you identify your transferable skills to help   you get a job outside academia.




 Alternatives to Employment: Three Perspectives

 In this session, three PhD graduates talk about their freelance careers.

  • Dr Natalie James – Professional Development Coach & Consultant
  • Dr Catherine Pope – Facilitator, Writer & Publisher
  • Dr Joanna Young – Trainer & Entrepreneur


 Panel Discussion






 Keith O’Brien (Intellectual Property Manager)
Introduction to IP


 Professor Sriram Subramanian
Case Study – Ultrahaptics


 Peter Lane (Sussex Innovation Centre)
Support for Enterprising Researchers


 Panel Discussion


 Close & Networking

Do you have questions about Careers & Enterprise Day? Contact Research Staff Office

When & Where

Jubilee Building
University of Sussex
BN1 9SL Brighton
United Kingdom

Thursday, 14 June 2018 from 09:45 to 16:00 (BST)

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Research Staff Office

The Research Staff Office works with research staff representatives, colleagues in schools and professional services across the university to champion the needs of research staff. We implement policy and projects to enhance researcher experiences and to support the professional development of research staff at each stage of their research career at Sussex.

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