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.
2019 participant quote
"This was a thoroughly challenging but enjoyable week that allowed me to gain new skill sets, while solidifying others, and importantly teaching me how to showcase these skills in future career applications. It therefore covered a lot of the qualities within Vitae’s Researcher Development Framework and was all in all a very valuable experience".