Coming up

Writing a Business Case

PRISM members have expressed an interest to learn more about constructing business cases. This session will cover structure and language used in such documents, as well as tips and tricks for pitching your ideas.

In addition to inviting those who want to learn about business case writing, we also welcome those with experience in this area to join and share their experiences and best practice.

This session will be led by Dr Rachel Sparks, PRISM committee member and Strategic Project Manager at Newcastle University.

Date: Wednesday, 25 January 2023, 13.30 - 15.00
Venue: online
Register by 24 Jan 2023:

CDT knowledge exchange workshops

This is a 3-session series of knowledge exchange meetings dedicated to best practice sharing among (aspiring) managers of EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs).

The series takes place fortnightly on Mondays 10 - 11.30 am, focussing on the following topics:

  1. Training / cohort building (23 January)
  2. Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity / CDT culture (06 Feburary)
  3. Responsible Innovation / industry engagement & PGR career development (20 February)

.. fully well knowing that all of these elements are interlinked and one is hard to discuss without considerations of the other.

The session topics are focus areas – not exclusive discussion points that don’t touch on the other days’ topics when appropriate.

Please register by clicking on the links for each session above.

Past events

PRISMs & the EPSRC CDT call 2022/23 - Knowledge exchange among (aspiring) Doctoral Training Centre Managers 

The next EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT) call is imminent. We aim to host a session dedicated to best practice sharing and bid development discussions among CDT managers (and those who aim to become one).
*Change to date*
The session will now take place on Wednesday 23rd November 2022, 1.30 - 3pm (online, register via Eventbrite: ).
Showcase of PRISM champion work
How to go from 0 to effective senior management engagement and be a trailblazer for the PRISM initiative at your home institution. Speakers: Debra Fearnshaw (Nottingham), Fleur Hughes (York), and Chloe Turner (Bath).

Date: Wednesday, 5 October 2022, 13.30 - 15.00
Venue: online
Register by 3rd October 2022:

PRISMs & event management An event series in May / June 2022, Wednesdays 2-3.30 pm

A PRISM's day job will likely include 'event management' in some form or other - From consortium meetings to conference organisation and effective networking events for our key stakeholders. In this workshop series, we will facilitate best practice exchange from an overarching snapshot of the community experience on event management, to more in-depth knowledge sharing on selected event types. 

Last edited: 12 Jan 2023