Training and workshops

  • The ability to think differently, generate new ideas and spark creativity is an essential tool for any successful entrepreneur. This interactive session is designed to start you thinking about how to harness and direct your interests and imagination into a workable project idea.  The Idea Generation Workshop is run by Annette Mathers of London-based Creative Venue. 

    Open to Oxford Brookes students and staff.  Free to attend. Lunch provided.

    Please sign up in advance to attend this session.

    Presentation and Q&A session.

    Open to Oxford Brookes students and staff.  Free to attend. Lunch provided.

    Please sign up in advance to attend this session.

    Your value proposition is a short statement that clearly communicates the benefits of your product to your potential customer. It distils the complexity of your sales pitch into a statement that your audience can easily grasp and remember.

    Find out how to create a value proposition that focusses closely on what your customers really want and value.

    Open to Oxford Brookes students and staff.  Free to attend. Lunch provided.

    Please sign up in advance to attend this session.

    This practical session uses the tried and tested Business Model Canvas concept to enable you to describe and think through your enterprise, with a focus on profiling your customer.  It covers the four main areas of a business: customers, offer, infrastructure and financial viability.  The Business Model Canvas Workshop is delivered by Oxford Brookes Business School.

    Open to Oxford Brookes students and staff.  Free to attend. Lunch provided.

    Please sign up in advance to attend this session.

    Open to Oxford Brookes students and staff.  Free to attend. Lunch provided.

    Please sign up in advance to attend this session.

    In this workshop you will work through a business plan template in a systematic and logical way to ensure you have a clear vision of how to develop realistic future targets for your business. Learn to understand your finances, cashflow and profit and loss to ensure you have a viable potential business.  The Writing your Business Plan workshop is delivered by the Research and Business Development Office.

    Open to Oxford Brookes students and staff.  Free to attend. Lunch provided.

    Please sign up in advance to attend this session.

    Join Jacob Willmore, Head of Communications and Public Relations for Fred Perry, for a presentation on how the luxury brand has tailored its marketing proposition to engage young people. Discover the tips and tricks of how and why it’s successful.

    Open to Brookes’ staff and students. Free to attend, with 'Beer and a Bite' in the Students Union after the event. 

    Please sign up in advance to attend this session.

    Entrepreneurship Clinic session.
    Not so much a workshop as a session designed to give you the opportunity to review your draft Business Plan. This session will help you to identify where you need to focus your attention, and provide practical advice on how to improve it. The ideal preparation for entering the Student Business Plan Competition! (closing date February 2017).

    Open to Oxford Brookes students and staff. Free to attend. Lunch provided.

    Please sign up in advance to attend this session.

    Open to Oxford Brookes students and staff.  Free to attend. Refreshments provided.

    Please sign up in advance to attend this session.

  • Open to all Brookes students and staff. Lunch and networking included.

    Places are limited. Please sign up to each session to attend.