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Workshops & Events 2022/2023

Here you can view all of our available workshops and events, hosted by the UWS Student Innovation & Enterprise Team. External workshops/events that are available from our external partners will also be shown here.

If any of the workshops that you are interested in are no longer available, then you can register your name/interest for our next workshops by emailing

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 Learn new skills & knowledge through our   workshops and events! 

 Registering for   our Events 

View our calendar of events for all of our available activities, throughout the year of 2022/2023.

You can view, or book to attend one of our events by simply searching through our calendar dates and clicking on the specific event you are interested in. You can also view our available workshops/events below.

If you experience any problems whilst registering for an event, then please get in touch with out tearm.

 Available Workshops/Events 

 6th July 2022 (10am - 11am) 

Help to Grow: Management Course

Free Webinar (Registration Required)

Join the CPD team on Wednesday 6th July for a free webinar to find out more about the Help to Grow: Management programme, and how it could support your business in the post-covid economy. The Government-backed Help to Grow Management programme is delivered in collaboration with industry experts and experienced entrepreneurs who will provide you with the knowledge, practical skills and accountability to help your business reach its full potential.

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 Past Workshops/Events 

 19th January 2022 (1pm - 3pm) 

Kick Start Workshops

Workshop 1 - Idea Generation

Our Idea Generation workshop introduces a range of techniques to generate new ideas which have value and filter these ideas to determine the extent of the opportunity they offer.  The session is full of practical tips, approaches and tools to help entrepreneurs source and filter ideas and build them into tangible opportunities

Workshop No Longer Available

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 26th January 2022 (1pm - 3pm) 

Kick Start Workshops

Workshop 2 - Creativity & Innovation

This workshop will focus on both creativity and innovation, helping participants develop an understanding of the relationship between innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship allowing them to devise solutions to specific challenges.  Market test tools will be introduced and applied to test your ideas in the marketplace by employing a framework to evaluate the extent of business opportunity. 

Workshop No Longer Available

 2nd February 2022 (1pm - 3pm) 

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Workshop 3 - Business Modelling

This workshop defines and describes the various stages in the process of business modelling and business planning.  In this very practical session, the Business Model Canvas is used to build a viable business model around your idea.

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 9th February 2022 (1pm - 3pm) 

Entrepreneur Discussion Series

Entrepreneurship: Turning Obstacles into Opportunities

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur considering the following steps to take, or do you need a broader understanding of a social approach to entrepreneurship? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please join the University of the West of Scotlands’ School of Business and Creative Industries as it presents the ‘Entrepreneurship Discussion Series’ commencing 2022. Guest Speaker: Alice Thomson (Co-founder of Social Bite)

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 9th March 2022 (1pm - 3pm) 

Kick Start Competition

Business Idea Competition - Application Clinic

Do you want to share your big ideas, but don't know where to start with the application process? Do you want to find out more about how to write up a good application? Then join us this March to learn all the tips and tricks towards writing a good application. 

This clinic is a great opportunity for our students to learn how to prepare a good application for their business ideas - guiding you through the application process for the UWS Kick Start Business Idea Competition.

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 27th April 2022 (1pm - 3pm) 

Entrepreneur Discussion Series

Unlocking the Potentials of Gaming: The Power of Small Wins.

Emerging from a gaming background and competing in some of the largest tournaments in the world, such as World Series of Warzone, FNATIC Warzone Invitational and Twitch Rivals. The speaker brings the gaming mindset to the world of entrepreneurship.

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 18th May 2022 (12pm - 2pm) 

Kick Start: Live Awards Event

Join us as we celebrate and announce our 2022 Kick Start Business Idea Competition Champions.

The selected winners of our competition will be chosen and announced live at our Awards Event by our external judging panel (from successful organisations such as Elevator, Converge and Young Enterprise Scotland). Winners of our competition have the opportunity to win big cash prizes (£10,000 cash pot), awards, trophies and a direct entry into the Academic Accelerator Programme run by Elevator UK.

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 26th May 2022 (1pm - 3pm)

Kick Start:
Celebration Event

Kick Start the Summer with our first in-person Celebration Event of the Year – Celebrating Big Ideas!

On the menu for the day will be some entrepreneurial activities (including a Dragon’s Den pop-up pitching round), Competition mini awards show, refreshments (snacks and drinks), free goody bags (some may even contain a secret gift inside!), and the opportunity to take photographs. Find out more information by clicking the register wow button below.

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