External Opportunities

The Graduate School Researcher Development Team hand-select the most relevant, exciting external opportunities from our University partners and beyond to provide inspiration to guide your development and expand your network. Please see below for the latest opportunities and events:

Enterprise Campus West

Enterprise Campus West supports postgraduate students from the following universities who want to set up their own business.

Our initial focus will be on encouraging new high-growth business start-ups, but whatever your idea, our team of advisors can help you to guide your business from initial concept through to incorporation.

Funded by the Scottish Funding Council, Enterprise Campus is a free and impartial service offering support for businesses at all stages – from business plan feedback and IP advice, to events, one-to-one clinics and funding opportunities.

Want to know more?  Take a look at our brochure or get in touch.

Vitae Online Guide: Starting your PhD

Starting a PhD can seem daunting, but taking a professional approach to your development from the start can help make the path smoother, and enable you to be a more successful researcher in the long run.

You will find some helpful advice to making a successful start in your research from Vitae 

Please note that you will need to be registered to the Vitae website with your university address to access some of this content.

Strathclyde Enterprise Pathway

The Strathclyde Enterprise Pathway is an exciting programme aimed at developing, enhancing and testing transferable skills and business acumen of participating students and researchers.

The programme is open to a variety of students & researchers from a number of universities, including:

  • Undergraduate students and early career research staff from the University of Strathclyde 
  • Masters students & postgraduate research students from the University of Strathclyde, University of the West of Scotland, University of Glasgow, University of Stirling, Glasgow Caledonian University and Glasgow School of Art

For more information, please visit the Enterprise Pathway website.

For further enquiries please email: enterprise@strath.ac.uk 


Scottish Crucible 2018

Scottish Crucible is the prestigious leadership and development programme for early career researchers in Scotland and application are now open for the 2018 Programme with a deadline of Tuesday 13 February 2018. 

Apply now to be selected to join other researchers in science, social science and arts from across Scotland to explore and expand your innovative potential via a series of intensive, two-day events designed to

· encourage more collaboration and interdisciplinary approaches to research
· discover skills and attitudes likely to make research more innovative
· develop an understanding of how research can impact on Society through different forms of knowledge exchange

More information can be found here Scottish Crucible 2018.  To discuss your application please contact Prof B Steves on b.steves@gcu.ac.uk