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14th October 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Launching in October 2020

Delivered by Dr Sabina Strachan, founder of how2glu, this six-month development programme has been developed for social science researchers and will enable participants to grow business partnerships by developing skills, capabilities and confidence. This programme is ideal for those who want to collaborate with industry partners in their research and for those who are considering a career outside of academia.

The how2glu approach is practical, responsive and action-oriented. Using accessible methods, glucard™ visual tools and resources, and supported by peer learning, participants will create successful strategies to develop and scale business relationships and achieve your intended outcomes.


Live workshops

The cohort will come together over six 2-3-hour workshops:

1. Wednesday 14th October (afternoon): Your Offer – identifying your strengths; developing your value proposition

2. Wednesday 11th November (afternoon): Shared Impact – understanding research and external impact; creating your plan

3. Wednesday 9th December (afternoon): Your partners – understanding different cultures; developing audience personas; building relationships; communicating your offer

4. Wednesday 20th January (afternoon): Risk & Quality – understanding risk and quality perspectives; reviewing your plan

5. Wednesday 10th February (afternoon): Setting Up – setting up your collaborative project to achieve success

6. Wednesday 10th March (afternoon): Scaling Up – scaling up industry relationships for greater impact

‘Action-oriented’ programme

You will be supported to take positive action through four challenges between live sessions:

A. Your Goals – articulate your offer; your 6-month aims and long-term goals

B. Shared Outcomes – articulate common outcomes; create a logic model

C. Reach Out – research ‘markets’; develop communications templates; make approaches

D. Start Up – make project plans; define roles; identify issues; manage your project


Support will be available throughout the programme via a dedicated Slack channel (or similar), including peer support, institutional, and facilitator support. Slack will also serve as a resource library where all action programme resources will be uploaded as they are released, enable peer support, Q&As, HEI resource signposts, etc.


The training programme is open to social science postgraduate researchers and early career researchers from any institution in the NINE DTP network (Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria, Sunderland, Teesside, Queen’s Belfast and Ulster Universities) and is funded by the ESRC NPIF Accelerating Business Collaboration (ABC) fund. Participants on the programme should commit to attending all sessions to achieve maximum benefit, set a personal action plan with commitment to developing self and making positive changes.

Participation in the programme is free, however any cancellations with less than 14 days’ notice may incur a fee to the participant’s home institution and may also impact the outcome of applications to other training programmes organised with the ABC fund.


Places are extremely limited and are subject to application. To apply for this programme please complete the application form and return to [email protected] by Wednesday 7th October 2020.


14th October 2020
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Event Category:
NINE DTP - a collaborative partnership funded by the ESRC