PESS gives postgraduate researchers the opportunity to apply their knowledge and expertise to a real life challenge, develop new skills, collaborate with fellow researchers from a variety of disciplines and compete to create the best innovative solution.
Alongside a comprehensive programme of interactive professional skills training sessions, participants meet their client (the industry partner), undertake research and develop proposals to address the organisation’s requirements. On the final day each team presents their findings to a panel which includes the organisation’s representative/s.
The course provides top quality training alongside a fantastic opportunity to work on real strategic issues. No previous experience is required and participants from all subject areas are welcome.
A participant from 2018 said "Of all the courses I have attended during my PhD program, I find this one to cover all four domains in the Vitae Research Development Framework. This is why I think that the course is relevant for all PhD Students"