The Networking Day consists of two workshops:
Conference Networking/Write a Conference Paper-3 hours
This workshop provides useful guidelines on the best ways to overcome anxiety and enhance a student’s networking experience at academic conferences. It includes the elevator pitch competition which is a fun strategy designed to enhance the development of an effective first impression. This workshop also provides an anxiety-reducing approach to structuring and writing a conference paper and abstract.
The Entrepreneurial Mindset/Multidisciplinary Engagement Seminar-3 hours
This workshop explores various entrepreneurial thinking ideas and strategies to expand research engagement. The art of networking as a research lead is examined (via role play) using our Multidisciplinary Engagement Seminar Model.
Feedback from PGR students about our Networking Day at:
Durham Global Challenges-CDT Doctoral Programme reported a 40% increase in
confidence in networking after the Networking Day.