Open is a collaborative leadership development programme which helps researchers to initiate collaborative and interdisciplinary projects. Universities including Brunel University, King’s College London, Royal Holloway, University of London and UCL have taken part in the programme.
The programme offers a friendly, supportive and managed risk environment in which to activate or build professional networks and learn public and industry engagement techniques.
Open is based on the award-winning NESTA Crucible (Winner, Times Higher Awards 2010 for Outstanding Support for Early Career Researchers) and Strathclyde Launchpad (Short-listed, Times Higher Awards 2008) programmes. It is flexible enough to fit around researchers’ busy schedules.
Two versions of the Open programme are available.
- Open Residential is a two or three day residential programme which includes optional follow-up Open Group meetings at participants’ home institutions.
- Open Central is a one day intensive course in central London.
I now have more courage to communicate my ideas and more confidence to initiate collaborations.
Post-doctoral researcher, UCL
Build your network
I have learned how to make connections between diverse academic research partners.Lecturer, Royal Holloway
Learn to lead
I now know how best to deal with different team members, how to generate good ideas and how to write good impact statements.
Post-doctoral researcher, Brunel