Business Breakfast Series
Held every eight weeks throughout the academic year the six themed, free to attend, business breakfasts provided a range of benefits for local businesses, university staff and students. The Business Breakfast Series is kindly sponsored by Ensors Chartered Accountants.
The breakfasts are held in the Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre (IWIC) and the programme for each business breakfast follows the following loose format:
- 7.45am 8.10am Registration, Breakfast and Networking
- 8.10am 8.15am Welcome and Introduction
- 8.15am 8.45am Presentation by a member of University of Suffolk academic staff
- 8.45am 9.00am Q&A
- 9.00am 9.15am Business/HE enquiries
- 9.15am Networking for those who can stay
Benefits to businesses:
These breakfasts provide an opportunity to hear some unique insights into leadership, management,innovation and enterprise from academic staff across a variety of disciplines. This also provides you an opportunity to join our emergent enterprise network and how engaging with a higher education provider can really support the growth of your enterprise.
Benefits to students:
Connecting students and graduates from a range of disciplines with prospective and established employers. These events provide an opportunity to network with local businesses, to build partnerships, contacts and benefit from the expertise of local entrepreneurs as well as university faculty members.
Benefits to staff:
If you have a business facing project or want to work with local, small and medium sized businesses as part of your research, this is an opportunity to make contact with local business owners who are interested in what happens at the University of Suffolk and who may be interested in participating with your initiative or accessing your course.
These breakfasts are also an opportunity for business-facing Professional Services staff to meet local business owners who may be interested in internships, working on Research & Development projects or Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP).
Previous business breakfasts covered the following topics:
- Thursday 11 May 2017 - Dr Kevin Barker, Lecturer in Law and Criminology
- Thursday 2 March 2017 - Sportsmanship to Businessmanship
Dr Tom Vine, Suffolk Business School
- Thursday 19 January 2017 - Food Energetics
Rob Ellis, Department of Science and Technology
- Thursday 24 November 2016 - Developing a programme to build resilience in leaders and teams
Rachel Heathershaw, School of Nursing
- Tuesday 25 October 2016 - The Impact of Culture on International HR/Management
Simon Faiers, Lecturer in Human Resource Management
- 6 July 2016 - An Introduction to Gamification
Rob Kurta, Senior Lecturer, Computer Games Design
- 13 May 2016 - Developing students - employability
Bernadetta Siara, Lecturer, Sociology
- 18 March 2016 -Creating employees: employing creatives
Nigel Ball, Lecturer, Arts and Humanities
- 22 January 2016 - Cyber Security
Dr Nicholas Caldwell, Lecturer, Information Technology
- 27 November 2015 -Bridging the Gap; Creating Seamless Care Between Primary and Acute Care Settings
Paul Driscoll-Evans, Head of Department of Nursing Studies
- 2 October 2015 - Pricing and Consumer Psychology
Dr Tom Vine, Lecturer, Suffolk Business School