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How the Drug Discovery Industry Works

This course is predominantly aimed at non-scientists working within the Life Sciences industry in non-research roles and is especially relevant for employees who are new to the industry or who have more established professional dealings with it.

It covers the structure and commercial environment of the biopharmaceutical industry and highlights the processes required to move a drug candidate from the discovery laboratory through to the marketplace.

HR Dept

The HR Dept supports small to medium sized companies with their HR, with an A to Z of Human resources and employment law issues including;

• Contracts of Employment & Staff Handbooks
• Disciplinary Matters
• Grievances
• Job Descriptions
• Learning and Development
• Maternity, Paternity, Parental Leave
• Redundancy

The team of qualified HR professionals provide a wealth of experience tailed to individual needs, delivered at a local level.

Pitching to Investors

This course provides a practical insight into the mindset, requirements and investment criteria of investors active in the life sciences industry.

During this full-day course the facilitator will provide an in-depth input on what investors are looking for, their 'sweet spots', preferred language and how to package and structure information from a business plan and turn it into a pitch document.

Participants are asked to bring along the first draft of their business pitch presentations and present a 3-minute snapshot of their pitches, which will be filmed. The presenters will receive individual feedback in terms of pitch content and delivery.


SocialB are an international award-winning digital marketing & social media experts in delivering exceptional results for forward-thinking businesses. Since 2008 they have successfully achieved online visibility for clients using a core set of marketing channels.

Tips & Tricks To Optimise Your Social Media 

This short course covers the basics of using social media to promote your company and message.  Areas covered include:

A look at effective Social Media planning content calendar use and scheduling tools. Social Media platforms Outline what's changed & how you can keep up to date. An overview on how to target your audience and specific demographic. Top tips for creating engaging & inspiring social media content and a snapshot of how to measure your success

Social Media Fundamentals

This short course covers the basics of using social media to promote your company and message.  Areas covered include:

  • Why use social media and what are the driving forces behind it
  • Where and how to start using social media for business
  • The key features to create a successful social media strategy
  • How to set up and use key social media platforms including Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter
  • What content to create for your business on social media  
Presentation skills for scientists

This course is a perfect opportunity for junior research scientists of all disciplines from academia to industry, particularly those starting to present their work at conferences and seminars.

The course will begin with practical instruction on key topics associated with slide content and the process of verbal delivery. Each delegate will then be invited to deliver a short scientific presentation with digital slides followed by a question and answer session.

The process will be filmed and played back to highlight positive aspects of delivery style and talk content, as well as to identify areas that require improvement.