The Santander PhD Entrepreneurship Opportunity (SPERO) is a diverse programme of training courses, aiming to improve understanding of entrepreneurship mind-set by the UCL PhD community.

The programme is sponsored by Santander Bank and is delivered in partnership with the Doctoral Skills Development Team. Participating students will receive 2 training points per each training day.

All programme participants get an opportunity to meet with a Business Acceleration Advisor and discuss their ideas with them throughout the programme.

You can register for this programme via Doctoral Skills Development website –

For more information on how the programme is delivered, please see the SPRERO Overview Document.

Confirmed and upcoming training workshops:

18 February 2019

(SPERO Discover) Entreprenurial skills for PhD students in Psychology and Language Science (for Faculty of Brain Sciences)

19 – 20 February 2019

(SPERO Advanced) Advanced entrepreneurial skills for PhD students

27 February – 1 March 2019

(SPERO Applied) Entrepreneurship essentials for PhD students

18 March

(SPERO Discover) Entrepreneurial skills for PhDs in the Ear, Ophthalmology and Psychiatry Institutes

27 – 29 March 2019

(SPERO Applied) Entrepreneurship essentials for PhD students

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