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UCL shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Entrepreneurial University of the Year Award

UCL has been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Entrepreneurial University of the Year Award.

The Award, which is sponsored by the National Centre for Entrepreneurship Education, seeks to recognise an institution which has developed an unparalleled environment for fostering enterprise throughout its staff and students and delivered significant impact in its local community, across the UK and overseas.

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UCL Academic Business Training

What is it?

UCL Advances offers training to UCL academics who are interested in either starting their own business or who want to learn how to communicate their research more effectively to businesses.

This training is available in the form of short courses in different formats: from a couple of hours to 5 full working days.

These include ‘Short Courses in Small Company Management’ and ‘Communicating Science to Business’.

If you need some inspiration about becoming an entrepreneur you could attend the ‘Entrepreneurship Guest Lecture Series’ (a series of lectures from leading entrepreneurs and investors). These are held every Thursday during term time in Roberts G06 lecture theatre, Engineering Front Building, Malet Place at 17:15.

Why is this for me?

The courses available will give you an essential insight into the business environment. The courses will provide you with the basic knowledge for starting your own company, or simply give you the confidence to effectively communicate with businesses.

Both the short course programmes available are CPD (Continuing Professional Development ) certified. CPD supports further learning initiatives being undertaken by Government, professional institutions, trade associations, individual organisations and other training providers.

The Entrepreneurship Guest Lectures provide you with advice and top tips from speakers as well as networking opportunities. If you want to be inspired by established and leading entrepreneurs then learn from the masters themselves!

Who can I talk to?

If you require any further information about the training available or would like to discuss your specific training opportunities please contact Laura Connor (UCL Advances Training Manager) on E: laura.connor@ucl.ac.uk T: 020 7679 4518.

Further information on the training available to UCL academics can be found at: www.ucl.ac.uk/advances/researchers/training.

What do I do next?

Visit www.ucl.ac.uk/advances/researchers/training

Contact UCL Advances: advances@ucl.ac.uk