The Gaitherin – New for 2017

The College of Social Sciences Research Support Office is launching a new event series, "The Gaitherin", in conjunction with the Glasgow City Council, writes Pia Andres, Social Sciences.

Would you like to…

  • find partners to drive impact from your research?
  • discover new research challenges?
  • recruit participants for your latest project?
  • hone your skills at communicating your research to lay audiences?
  • eat free bacon rolls?

The Gaitherin, a collaboration between the University and Glasgow City Council, is a new place for Glasgow’s forward thinkers to come together, in the inspiring surroundings of the centre of innovation, Tontine, for free breakfast briefings focused on research and development.

Image of Professor Neil Rollings, Professor of Economic and Business HistoryThe events will bring academics from across the spectrum together with innovative Glasgow businesses to debate and discuss topical issues. For our inaugural event, Neil Rollings from the Centre for Business History, an expert on business regulation, will be talking Brexit. For if Brexit means Brexit, what might Brexit actually mean for business in Glasgow?

Each briefing will also include the opportunity for all attendees to make quick ‘pitches’ to the audience. These four minute, quick-fire slots are designed for researchers to talk about their latest technological advances, to recruit participants for studies, and to explore new applications of their research. Pitches on any topic are welcome; if you’d like to give it a go, drop a line to Pia Andres and let us know.

Each event runs from 7:30am – 9:30am according to the following schedule:

07:30 – Arrival, refreshments
08:00 – Keynote & discussion
08:30 – Quick-fire pitches
09:00 – Networking
09:30 – Finish


You can get your tickets via the Eventbrite booking service

First published: 16 December 2016