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Those with funding need to know about you and why they should place their investment in you and your venture. This may be a pitch for research funds, a pitch in an enterprise competition or a presentation asking for an R & D budget. It is a skill that is much needed for the next career step. 
This interactive course will use your research as a starting point but feel free to come with a business venture idea too.

This course will cover:
• The structure and elements of a pitch
• What different funders are looking for in a pitch
• Opening and closing your pitch
• Team pitching 
• The use of props
• Making your message clear

Objectives: by the end of this session participants will have:
• Practised a variety of pitch elements
• Thought about the audience and meeting their needs
• Explored the structure and elements of a pitch
• Received feedback


Graduate research students and postdoctoral researchers. 




Anne Miller, MPLS Division


19th October - 1200-1400


A1, D2, D3

The Researcher Development Framework (RDF) provides a framework for planning and supporting the personal, professional and career development of graduate students and research staff. See the following for more details:

Additional support for researchers

The Researcher Training Tool (click on Researcher Development)

Vitae (Vitae is a national organisation dedicated to realising the potential of researchers through supporting their professional and career development.)


Pleae book via the Researcher Training Tool (RTT).

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