November 1, 2018

CTP Second Cohort Welcome Event

Written by Roz Wareing

Waitrose CTP welcomed its second cohort of students last month. The students travelled from their home institutes to Lancaster Environment Centre at Lancaster University for the 2 day welcome Event.

During the event the students and supervisors participated in a series of activities including introductions from CTP academic director and Alan Wilson from Waitrose, plus cohort team building activity in Grizedale Forest.

Dr Carly Stevens, the Waitrose CTP academic director, introduced the programme before handing over to the students. The students impressed the CTP board with their knowledge and enthusiasm of their projects with only two weeks work into their PhD programme.

Alan Wilson delivered an inspirational presentation and workshop for the students. Alan discussed leadership and management skills, good behaviours and attitudes in business and emotional awareness. In the afternoon our cohort joined a session with Centre of Global Eco Innovation learning research skills and creating posters about their projects

The agenda for day two involved the students getting to know each other.  The students conquered their fears and had fun climbing and swinging high from the tree top adventure at Go Ape in Grizedale Forest.

Thank you to everybody who attended