PG Rise 2017

Why you should apply to PG Rise 2017…

PG Rise is a multi-disciplinary team-based research challenge for postgraduate researchers. The programme will involve exploring the market viability of world-leading research projects developed here at Lancaster University.

The programme will enable you to:

  • Develop your research skills
  • Enhance your employability
  • Work with world leading academics
  • Engage with real world projects
  • Build an invaluable network of contacts

…and that’s just to name a few! You’ll also be given a £500 research budget per team to complete the task!

If you still need some convincing, here are some comments made by some of last year’s participants:

‘Thank you for this programme, I learnt a lot’

Laura (PhD Student)

‘PG Rise was a good project and I made some good friends on it and saw some amazing young talent.’

Bryce (PhD Student)

‘It was so fun I didn’t want it to stop. I was enlightened on various processes and resources which form the antecedents to successfully commercializing a patented product or process. The research proved helpful because it provides an insight into development and modes of entry into possible markets. Also, I have formed and nurtured strong interpersonal relationships with my teammates, some of which have become my friends’


‘It has been an eye-opener of how I would move into the private sector within my industry. I found the skills really useful and I was happy to work with my team who were fantastic.’


For further details visit the PG Rise pages of the website, where you can also find a link to the application form.

Feel free to email the Enterprise Team if you have any further questions.

This programme is delivered as part of the U Start Project – part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.


Student startup, Campus Saint need your help!

Campus Saint Market Research

Campus Saint are a new student startup on campus, offering a platform which aims to match freelance students ‘Saints’ with local demands from ‘Taskers.’

They are looking for help from fellow students for their market research. This involves the completion of a simple questionnaire. There are two questionnaires – one for those interested in becoming employees (Saints) and one for those interested in becoming customers (Taskers) of the business:

Taskers Survey for those busy students who would like help with completing their errands:

Saints Survey for those students looking for a part-time job to earn extra money and skills:

To find out more about Campus Saint, check out their website.


Fast Forward to Business session 2: Market Research

The Fast Forward to Business programme continues with Market Research for your Business

Tuesday 25th February 2014, 5pm-7pm – Bowland North SR23

Sue Sharp (Sharp Marketing) presents an introduction to different research techniques, their applications, strengths and weaknesses. This will equip you to set up your own research projects to assist in the identification of your value proposition, customer segments, pricing strategy and competitors.

Book here via TARGETconnect.

For information on other workshops in this series please click here.

We are grateful to all external speakers who take the time and trouble to visit Lancaster and their contribution greatly benefits both the institution and its students.  Non-attendance by students reflects badly on the University and the student body.  If you find that you cannot attend or if you have signed up in error please cancel your place on-line immediately.  We shall contact you in the event of any problems.

Please note that events can, at times, run over the specified duration.

Photographs may be taken at this event for use in future publicity. Please email at least 24 hours prior to the event if you would not like you photo to be taken.

This activity is part-financed by the Enterprise Champion project, as part of the European Regional Development Fund.  This requires certain eligibility requirements to be met before we can confirm your acceptance onto this workshop.  For details, please contact

We will do everything we can to accommodate all eligible students; in the case of over-subscription, we reserve the right to prioritise participants who have engaged via our Start-Up Boot Camps.