• Event
  • Industry

Everyone needs a bigger network

Start date:

09 June 2016

End date:

09 June 2016


15h00 - 19h00


Earlham Institute


Registration deadline:

08 June 2016



About the event.

Professional networking scares some people and can sometimes seem pointless or irrelevant. This workshop will address why this may be the case for scientists and will demonstrate the importance of developing interpersonal skills to advance your projects and career.

It will cover:

  • Developing a positive mind-set
  • How to build strong relationships quickly
  • Using social media to manage face to face interactions
  • Setting a strategy for achieving results

You'll take away:

  • Techniques for building your confidence and finding your voice outside the scientific community
  • Tips on etiquette and behaviour for both online and face to face networking
  • Knowledge of how to create opportunities and make the most of new contacts

Good to know:

  • Delivered by Lucy Marks, Managing Director of Norfolk Network
  • Featuring invited speakers: Mike Bevan (JIC), Sam Rowe (UEA) and Sarah Clements (IFR)
  • Then make new connections and mingle with colleagues from Norwich Research Park
  • Followed by pizzas, drinks and pub games

Organisers and trainers.


09 June 2016



14:45 - 15:00

Registration and refreshments

15:00 - 15:15

Introduction to the workshop (Stuart Catchpole, Head of Business Development and Communications TGAC)

15:15 - 16:15

Everyone needs a bigger network (Lucy Marks, MD Norfolk Network)

10:49 - 10:49

Networking for a successful career in science

10:50 - 10:50

Mike Bevan, Strategic Programme Leader, Deputy Director, JIC

10:50 - 10:50

Sam Rowe, PhD Student, UEA and Sarah Clements, PhD Student, IFR

10:50 - 10:50

Katia Brumpton, KEC Officer, TGAC

10:51 - 10:51

Q & A

17:00 - 10:52

Networking over pizzas and drinks

10:53 - 10:53

Off to the Cellar House pub for more drinks and pub games