Creativity and Teamwork: Finding Inventive Solutions to Real-World Challenges

Creativity and Teamwork: Finding Inventive Solutions to Real-World Challenges


17 Jul, 2017 – 18 Jul, 2017


Wills Hall, University of Bristol, Parry's Lane, Stoke Bishop, BS9 1AE Get Directions


A fully funded opportunity for doctoral researchers to engage in creative, interdisciplinary, real-world problem-solving

Network and collaborate with doctoral researchers from a range of disciplines across the GW4 Alliance (the universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter).

rsz_collaboration_event_3In small groups, you will be asked to work together to explore imaginative ways to address vital research challenges. You will have the chance to:

  • learn about yourself and about creative collaborations,
  • develop your interpersonal and problem-solving skills,
  • create, disseminate and evaluate your work and that of your peers.

Applications are invited from doctoral researchers who are working in any discipline at a GW4 university. Attendance is limited to 16 doctoral researchers per university (64 in total).

We will be seeking to balance attendance across universities and disciplines to create an exciting and creative interdisciplinary workspace.

The event is free and reasonable travel expenses to Bristol will be reimbursed for non-Bristol students.

Applications close on Monday 19 June 2017.

How to Apply

Complete the Application Form no later than 5pm on 19 June 2017.

You will be notified within two weeks if your application has been successful. Please do not book any travel until you have heard from us.

If you accept a place, you will be expected to attend, so please block out the time in your diary now.

We will provide all details of how to get to the venue, how to book accommodation, and how to claim back your expenses to accepted delegates.

If you have any queries, please contact the GW4 PGR Coordinator, Dr Conny Lippert at

These events bring together research students from all four GW4 universities for high quality training to develop skills for research collaboration.