Business Open Day 2023

Thursday 22 June 2023
9:00am - 2:00pm
Esther Simpson Building
General public

We invite local business professionals to join us and find out more about the opportunities to partner with Leeds University Business School.

Why attend?

You’ll hear first-hand from businesses who have already benefited from our expertise, and who want to share their experience with you. You’ll also meet with our academic team who can explain more about the opportunities to collaborate, inspire and learn with us.

You can find out more about our range of opportunities including:

  • joint research and innovation projects
  • access to talented students and graduates
  • executive education
  • mentoring and volunteering
  • expert consultancy
  • knowledge exchange

Who should attend?

The event is open to individuals from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Whether you’re an SME with ambitions for growth, a large corporation that needs to find an innovative solution, or a charity that wants to access our great diverse pool of student talent, there’s something for you.

We welcome any business professional interested in understanding how they can grow, innovate or transform their organisation.


9–9.30am Registration and refreshments

9.30–9.45am Welcome

9.45–10.30am Panel Session: Engagement Opportunities

10.30–11.15am Plenary Session 1

11.15–11.30am Refreshment break

11.30am–12.15pm Plenary Session 2

12.15–1pm Plenary Session 3

1–2pm Lunch and networking

Further information

We are a leading, full-service business school and faculty of the University of Leeds, one of the leading higher education institutions in the UK. The Business School is at the heart of innovation in the region. It can be your gateway to the next generation of talent and research-led innovation that can help your business navigate change, innovate and grow.

Please note: There will be a photographer present at the event. Photography from the event may be used by Leeds University Business School to share news about the event, and to publicise future events.

Images may be used in press releases, printed publicity and published on the website and social media. If you have any concerns please email the External Engagement Team at