A first-timer’s take on a Guild study day

It has been a while since I have attended a study day that I felt has been worth giving up my time for and at £59 this was definitely worth it!

Dane was a great tutor, his knowledge of not only the subject content was great, but also of the national funding picture and opportunities on the horizon that may help our businesses.

He facilitated lots of great discussions among the group and challenged us to look in more depth at ‘research’ and claims that have been made in the industry and whether they can be backed up. For me personally, I came away with a greater understanding of how I can use research and national policies more effectively to evidence demand for my business.

This was my first study day with the Guild and, although it was quite a drive to attend (Warrington to Kent), I decided to book as the early bird price was very reasonable in comparison to other CPD courses I have attended.  It was great to finally meet up with members of the guild and put faces to the names I have come across on the Facebook group and via emails.

It is really motivating and inspiring to be in a group of like minded people and to find out about what they are doing, the challenges they face and any ideas that we can all share – and this is on top of the study day itself. I came away from this study day feeling really positive and had lots of things to follow up on and explore in more detail.

Claire Gregory