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Pharma and Biotech Academy, 8-11 September 2020

Posted on behalf of Update Strategies. Blogged by Claire Chesworth on 12/03/2020.

Following last year’s successful pilot, Update Strategies healthcare consultancy are running their Pharma and Biotech Academy for the second year, aimed at undergraduates and postgraduates who are interested in a career in the pharmaceutical / biotech industry. The course will be delivered by senior team members along with guest speakers from industry and you will be introduced to leading UK pharma company graduate programmes.

The usual cost of this course is £1500, however, 20 student scholarships are available. The course will be held at their offices in Ascot; successful applicants will need to cover their own travel costs but lunch will be provided.


Day 1: Industry overview, R&D process, largest companies, therapy areas and industry trends for innovation
Day 2: Key pharma / biotech customers, registration and funding, key company roles and processes & guest speaker
Day 3: Pharmaceutical strategy, planning and use of multichannel marketing
Day 4: Pharma case (MBA) and assessment exercises & guest speaker: Graduate recruiter from a global pharma company.

How to Apply

Submit a 350 word description explaining why you are interested in learning about a career in the pharma / biotech industry and give an overview of any relevant experience and skills you have already obtained. Please email your application to: by 17 April 2020.