Resources has had an on-going relationship with a number of educational
and academic organisations. We regard the business school arena as particularly important
for us. This is an area in
which we formulate our thoughts about the future development of the Life
Sciences sector and also take the opportunity to alert the managers of the
future to the exciting opportunities developing in the sector.
At various times we have provided consultancy services to many UK
Universities including: Aberdeen,
Abertay, Brighton, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Greenwich, Heriot-Watt,
Lancaster, Robert Gordon and Strathclyde.
University of Cambridge
Alan Williams has been a Guest Lecturer on the University of Cambridge
MPhil in Bioscience Enterprise.
also works with the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning in a number of ways
including mentoring its students during company placements.
Voor Economische Studies Amsterdam (The Amsterdam School of Business)
For some years Alan Williams has delivered Guest
Lectures at this leading international school with particular reference to
the context of legal and regulatory impacts on biotechnology companies.
With effect from June 2003, he has become a member of a
Business Advisory Committee at HES.
University Business School
Alan Williams had been a Visiting Lecturer at CUBS where he was responsible for
the creation and delivery of a course entitled “Strategic and Financial
Management Issues in Biotechnology”.
This course obtained outstanding assessment reports from the
student participants. Meredith
Lloyd-Evans has also contributed to this course.
Open University MBA Programmes
Strategy and Finance Modules of the
Open University’s MBA have been taught on
Residential (three/four day) schools by Alan Williams for some years on
the main MBA programme. He has also authored material about biotechnology
for inclusion in the specialist MBA in Technology Management.
As a member of The Steering
Board, Alan Williams has been influential in the creation of the first
industry specific MBA for the Life Sciences Industry, working with
professionals from the University and from leading pharmaceutical
companies and biotechnology organisations. The first students for the
programme award MBA (Life Sciences) commenced study in November 2004. Alan
Williams has been closely involved in the preparation of the course BS 811
(Strategic Management in Life Sciences and Healthcare) which is central to
the new award. A number of his associates and contacts have also been
involved in creating this programme.