ESRC Business Boost funding for PhD students within SeNSS DTP consortium

Forthcoming Events

Business Boost Conference

Demystifying Student Engagement with Business and Industry


Wednesday & Thursday 19th & 20th June 2019

9am – 4.30pm (refreshments and lunch included)

At: National Writers Centre, Dragon Hall, 115 – 123 King Street, Norwich, NR1 1QE

5pm – 8pm networking event (canapés and refreshments included)

At: Anteros Arts Foundation, 15 Fye Bridge, Norwich, NR3 1LJ

The programme for the conference can be found here.

This two day workshop will be packed with talks and breakout sessions delivered by experts in business and research.

There will be opportunities to meet businesses interested in engaging with research at an evening networking event on 19th June.

Book your place online at:

The event is fully-funded by ESRC, so is free of charge. Travel & accommodation costs to be covered in full.

For further information contact Clare:


Nikki Pockett, SeNSS-IAA Business Engagement and Impact Officer:


If you are based at the University of Essex, you can also contact:

·         Dorian Hayes, Knowledge Exchange Manager, Social Sciences:


If you are based at the University of East Anglia, you can also contact:

·         Richard Clarke, Relationship Manager - Healthcare and Social Sciences:


If you are based at the University of Sussex, you can also contact:

·         Shelley Jenkins, Senior Doctoral School Coordinator:

·         Megan McMichael, ESRC IAA Project Manager:



Terms and conditions:Funding and training opportunities are part of the ESRC-funded Business Boost grant for the SeNSS network and includes opportunities for any PhD student working in a social science discipline - or with at least 51% of their research connected to the social sciences - across the 10 SeNSS universities.