Key Information

Tutor: Dr Caroline Hargreaves
Course Level: Level 1
Course Credit: 1 credit
Mode of Delivery: Online & Face-to-Face sessions available
Maximum Course Capacity: 20


  • Thursday 09 May 2024
    11:00-13:00, South Kensington
  • How do I start networking?
  • How can I get some tips and practice to network better?

This course with preparatory activities considers good practice and tips to develop techniques for effective networking.

Course Information

You will need to dedicate a total time of ~2 hours to complete this course, which includes ~30 minutes preparatory asynchronous activities carried out via Blackboard. There is a lot of material to explore via the Course Notes and links on Blackboard after the live course, and optional follow ups are available.

“This interactive course was a great way to discuss and apply networking techniques which will certainly be useful to better engage with others in future networking situations throughout my PhD.” (Mechanical Engineering Doctoral Student)

NB: The course was developed with the "nervous networker" in mind, and those with little networking experience have the most to gain from it. More experienced networkers looking to refine their abilities are very welcome, although some material may be familiar.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course and using preparatory and post- course materials you will be better able to:

  • Identify and discuss your networking needs, good practice and resources.
  • Review a 7 step plan for successful face to face networking.
  • Construct an improved personal introduction to expand your network.
  • Practice and apply techniques learned for successful networking and to build confidence.
  • Evaluate situations and how best to apply networking in areas such as conferences, forming collaborations, professional planning and advancement.

How to Book

Please select a date and book on via Inkpath using your Imperial Single-Sign-On.  Bookings will close two weeks before each live session.