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Manchester Enterprise School bookings now open!

The Enterprise School is a four day residential enterprise school managed by the University of Manchester as part of the Northern Enterprise Schools initiative and will be taking place at The Burnside Hotel, Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake District, from Monday 8th to Thursday 11th July 2013 for 30 postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers.

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The Enterprise School aims to increase the employability of students and research staff by improving their enterprise skills in a highly interactive, group working environment, tutored by experts and guest entrepreneurs.

The Enterprise School is open to all postgraduate students or research staff from any Faculty. The School will be an excellent opportunity to learn about enterprise and innovation and how to apply it to your work, whether you intend a career in academia, industry or start your own business. It will also be a chance to network with your peers and improve your team working skills.

Attendees will work in groups on their own ideas and produce a “Dragons Den” style pitch at the end of the course. Along the way, to guide the groups will be sessions covering opportunity recognition, market research, intellectual property, basic finance and team building. The sessions will be interactive and aim to encourage networking and working with others from different faculties and universities. There will also be guest entrepreneurs and other experts in attendance to provide input to each group as well as live access to patent information, market research databases etc via the internet.

Feedback from previous events has been excellent, with attendees finding it both useful and the whole experience very enjoyable. Many attendees have kept in touch via social networking on their return to their own institutions.

For more details contact Dr Robert A. Phillips ( or to book your FREE PLACE (transport also provided free) contact Claire Gill (, giving your School, Programme you are registered on, and a short paragraph as to why you would like a place.

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