ESRC SeNSS DTP IAA Business Boost Conference 'Demystifying Student Engagement with Business and Industry'

Engaging with businesses in innovative ways

Collaboration with businesses has brought PhD students new opportunities and perspectives, contributing to both research and personal development.

This video captures the benefits students gained by working with businesses in innovative ways, whether working on corporate social responsibility and human rights, or creating networks to engage with industry.

See other video examples of PhD students engaging with businesses here.


Click for full PDF of SeNSS Business Collaboration Toolkit

Click for full PDF of SeNSS Business Collaboration Toolkit

Interested in exploring how your research could affect business?

Engaging with businesses during a PhD is a great way to understand how research can make a difference in the world.  It offers opportunities to collaborate and co-produce knowledge and research with companies who can directly benefit from the research, and can offer insight and an alternative perspective on the problems being tackled.

Based on research and experience, we have produced a short Business Collaboration Toolkit that can help you understand more about how to successfully engage with businesses, why engagement is important, and approaches to consider.


Further Information

For existing SeNSS students, you can find further Business Boost legacy information and resources:

https://moodlex.essex.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=133 (click on ‘Enrol Me’)

For prospective SeNSS students interested in pursuing new or existing business collaboration, please speak to your supervisor, and contact your own University’s SeNSS contact, or email Abigail Shirley, SeNSS Training Manager.