Our dedicated Customer Support Team ensure participants and customers get the high quality, relevant provision they need. As a result, Fistral has many long-standing, very positive relationships with organisations around the world.

"I feel this course is really useful to the researcher and others who are beginners in their career."

Staff member, AFRC 29th August 2018

Fistral Customers around the World

Fistral Customers

Fistral supports a wide-range of industry and knowledge-intensive organisations. The following organisations, universities, and research-specific International and European Training Networks, Research Projects, Research Centres, CDTs and Doctoral Colleges have all chosen Fistral.

Organisations that have chosen Fistral include:

  • AOES Group BV – Advanced Operations and Engineering Services
  • ARMA UK
  • ATG Europe BV
  • AURORA Technology BV
  • BUFDG
  • CALA Group Ltd
  • CanSat Scotland
  • CapnaDSP
  • Compaq Computer Corporation UK
  • European Space Agency Headquarters (ESA HQ)
  • European Centre for Space Applications and Telecommunications (ECSAT)
  • European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC)
  • European Space Operations Centre (ESOC)
  • European Centre for Earth observation (ESRIN)
  • European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC)
  • German Aerospace Center (DLR)
  • Glasgow Training Group
  • Greater Glasgow Health Board
  • HE Space Operations BV and GmbH
  • Isle of Man Government
  • Lockheed Martin UK
  • LSE Space GmbH
  • Microsoft Multimap UK
  • NHS Health Scotland
  • NHS Information Services Division
  • Partick Housing Association
  • Scottish Qualifications Authority
  • Scottish Water
  • Southern General Hospital
  • Terma GmbH
  • West Dunbartonshire Council

Fistral Customers including Universities, European Research Networks, Research Projects, Research Centres, CDTs and Doctoral Colleges

Fistral Customers including Universities, European Research Networks, Research Projects, Research Centres, CDTs and Doctoral Colleges

Universities that have chosen Fistral include:

  • Aberdeen
  • Bath
  • Bournemouth
  • Bristol (r)
  • Cardiff (r)
  • Cork
  • Dublin City
  • Dundee
  • Edinburgh (r)
  • Edinburgh Napier
  • Exeter (r)
  • Galway
  • Glasgow (r)
  • Glasgow Caledonian
  • Heriot-Watt
  • Kings College London (r)
  • Liverpool (r)
  • Loughborough
  • Manchester (r)
  • Newcastle (r)
  • Queen Margaret
  • Queens, Belfast (r)
  • Robert Gordon
  • Royal College of Art
  • St Andrews
  • Stirling
  • Strathclyde
  • Ulster
  • Waterford Institute of Technology
  • York St John

(r) = one of the 24 Russell Group universities
Fistral Customers include Training & Development in Universities across the country

Fistral Customers include Universities across the country

European Research Networks, Research Projects, Research Centres, CDTs and Doctoral Colleges that have chosen Fistral include:

  • CDT Advanced Composites for Innovation and Science
  • Advanced Forming Research Centre
  • Apoptosis Research Centre
  • Bristol Doctoral College
  • CDT Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials
  • CDT Bristol Centre for Complexity Sciences
  • CDT Chemical Synthesis
  • Cockcroft Institute of Accelerator Science and Technology
  • CORE Innovative Training Network (Continuous Resolution and Deracemization of Chiral Compounds by Crystallization)
  • COST Action Network (European Cooperation in Science and Technology)
  • DITANET Network (development of novel Diagnostic Techniques for future particle Accelerators)
  • Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
  • EUROCAT Network (European surveillance of Congenital Anomalies)
  • Exeter Doctoral College
  • CDT Future Power Networks and Smart Grids
  • GW4 alliance (Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter)
  • CDT Innovative Manufacturing in Continuous Manufacturing and Crystallisation (CMAC)
  • LA3NET Network (LAsers for Applications at Accelerator facilities)
  • Liverpool Doctoral College
  • CDT Materials for Demanding Environments (M4DE)
  • CDT Metamaterials (XM2)
  • National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre (Ireland)
  • OMA Network (Optimization of Medical Accelerators)
  • oPAC Network (optimization of the performance of any Particle ACcelerator)
  • CDT Power Networks
  • Power Networks Demonstation Centre
  • CDT Quantum Engineering
  • Tayside Clinical Trials Unit
  • Teagasc UCC Agri Food Graduate Development Programme
  • UK Wind Energy Research Centre
  • Wellcome Trust Liverpool Glasgow Centre for Global Health Research

… plus our work delivering training and consultancy with Space, Aeronautical, Nuclear and Renewables Energy staff and researchers…

Testimonials

Fistral is proud of the excellent feedback and course ratings we receive from customers around the world. Our dedicated Customer Support Team has extremely positive relationships with a wide range of long-standing customers.

Customers say the following about working with Fistral:

“In addition to great ratings, we’ve had excellent verbal feedback too. I have had a few individuals come to me to say how engaged they felt with the PM function, for the first time!”

Programmes Manager, Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), August 2015

“Fistral have been delivering Project Management training with us for 5 years now and it is an excellent and highly valued course for all research students. It can greatly contribute to the organisation of the research project itself and such skills significantly enhances the postgraduate researcher’s career portfolio.”

Head of PGR Development, University of Liverpool, June 2015

“University College Cork (UCC) has been successfully working with Fistral Training and Consultancy Ltd for the provision of PM training to a variety of staff cohorts. We have run 1-day programmes targeted at Research Staff; open 2-day programmes for mixed cohorts of staff and a very successful series of one day Masterclasses for our Senior Management Team and members of the project groups. In all instances, the training is very highly rated and we have on-going and consistent demand for all programmes.

I have found Fistral to be both cost effective and extremely cooperative in supporting the delivery of the training and in adapting the contents to the needs of the participant groups. In relation to the Masterclasses in particular, working with the trainer, we devised a means of delivering the training which introduced participants to the tools and techniques of project management while working through the life cycle of UCC projects identified by the participants themselves.

This required a huge amount of the trainer in terms of demonstrating his own command of the topic, as well as genuinely mentoring and supporting participants on project management and implementation. I believe that in this instance, together, we devised a new approach to PM training delivery, that was extremely effective in our environment.

In all our dealings with Fistral, from support to training delivery, we have found each person to be very professional and thorough and that they embodied a sound approach to project management and implementation.”

Manager, Staff Development & Welfare, University College Cork, July 2014

“We have used Fistral for a number of years now to deliver project management training to the doctoral students on our Nuclear Engineering EngD programme. The courses teach simple practical tools and techniques, clearly explained, which the students will actually use (they tell us so). It covers both theory and (importantly) the behaviours that impact on projects’ progress.

The trainer who delivers the course for us is an immense hit with the trainees. They can see that his contribution is based on extensive personal experience of project management, gained in a wide variety of contexts. He employs a wealth of anecdotes to bring his material to life, and injects a touch of humour as appropriate.

All this gives the EngD students confidence in the validity of the material which is being delivered and the motivation to utilise it on their own work.”

EngD Programme Manager, University of Manchester, May 2014

“In the five years the University of Strathclyde have engaged the services of Fistral, we’ve worked in partnership to tailor provision which specifically meets the needs of our industry-facing researchers. Year on year, the number of qualified project managers coming through the CAPM programme has increased as a result of its positive reputation and it’s demonstrable benefits within academia and other sectors.

We’ve now doubled the number of CAPM deliveries a year in response to growing demand, and it’s fast become one of the most popular and highly valued courses offered as part of the Researcher Development Programme. Fistral’s professionalism and flexible approach has ensured we continue to offer our researchers training of excellence and relevance, producing more highly skilled project managers in the process.”

Researcher Development Manager, University of Strathclyde, October 2013

“We recently worked with Fistral to create a new Consultancy Skills course for our organisation. They offered a friendly, professional service and bring a wealth of knowledge to their course creations. The trainer received some very positive feedback on the day and delegates felt the course covered some useful tools and techniques that can be easily applied to the workplace.”

Staff Development Manager, NHS National Services Scotland, Information Services Division, October 2012

“I find Fistral to be friendly, accommodating and very professional. All staff are helpful and considerate. Our feedback from workshop participants has been very positive. My personal experience of dealing with the trainers has been very positive. All trainers that I have spoken with have been keen to listen to my concerns or ideas and to provide useful constructive feedback to inform my programme planning. They have also been flexible and positive about incorporating changes into the workshop structure or the proposed content and timing.”

Researcher Development Coordinator, Heriot-Watt University, November 2011

“The company is professional and my dealings with [Fistral] in the summer with regard to the re-design of the programme were very positive from my perspective. I liked [their] flexibility and commitment to working with us on a new approach. The trainers are very professional and receive good feedback from participants.”

Postgraduate Researcher Development Programme Manager, International and Postgraduate Student Centre, Queen’s University Belfast, November 2011

“Very useful” – Introduction to Project Planning course for staff

“Very useful” – Introduction to Project Planning course for staff

Staff from the University of Bath Student Union attended our trio of webinars ‘Introduction to Project Planning: Parts 1, 2...

Risk Management webinar – 4.74

Risk Management webinar – 4.74

Uncertainty is inherent in any project, which makes it difficult to plan. This uncertainly is called risk. PhD students from...

4.79 out of 5 – “A great session”

4.79 out of 5 – “A great session”

Participants from the University of Liverpool Doctoral College, scored our “Introduction to Project Planning’ (part 2) webinar, 4.79 out of...

‘Stress Hardiness’ webinar – 100% would recommend to a colleague

‘Stress Hardiness’ webinar – 100% would recommend to a colleague

PhD students and Post Doctoral Research Assistants at The University of Bristol ACCIS and CoSem Centres for Doctoral Training attended...

Doctoral College – CAPM rates ‘Excellent’ for trainer, 4.91 overall

Doctoral College – CAPM rates ‘Excellent’ for trainer, 4.91 overall

A group from the University of Bath Doctoral College and Research and Innovation Services who we met previously in person...

Introduction to Project Planning rated 4.69

Introduction to Project Planning rated 4.69

Our ‘Introduction to Project Planning’ webinar was rated 4.69 out of 5 (5 being Excellent), by a group from the...

“Honestly the best webinar I had this year” – Introduction to Project Planning

“Honestly the best webinar I had this year” – Introduction to Project Planning

We had a great group from the University of Bath Doctoral College join us for an ‘Introduction to Project Planning’...

Doctoral College group rate session 4.93 out of 5

Doctoral College group rate session 4.93 out of 5

A group of PhD students working their way through our ‘Introduction to Project Planning’ webinar series, completed the course recently...

Establishing Foundations webinar – ‘An insightful session’

Establishing Foundations webinar – ‘An insightful session’

PhD students across all years of study from the University of Liverpool attended our ‘Establishing Foundations’ webinar. The session is...

Doctoral College – Fistral Instructor rated ‘Excellent’

Doctoral College – Fistral Instructor rated ‘Excellent’

PhD students from two Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT’s) at the University of Bristol completed our Introduction to Project Planning...

“Wish I had done this for my PhD work” – Teagasc PostDoc comment

“Wish I had done this for my PhD work” – Teagasc PostDoc comment

Post-Doctoral Researchers from various different specialty areas at Teagasc, the Agriculture and Food Development Authority, attended part one of our...

“A very informative session” – Doctoral College rating of 4.73

“A very informative session” – Doctoral College rating of 4.73

PhD students from Strathclyde University Doctoral College attended part two of our ‘Introduction to Project Planning’ training. Entitled ‘Scoping the...

‘Creating the Plan’ contextualised for PGRs

‘Creating the Plan’ contextualised for PGRs

PhD students from Ulster University Doctoral College recently attended the final session in our ‘Introduction to Project Planning’ series. This...

100% from EPSRC CDT would recommend ‘Risk Management’

100% from EPSRC CDT would recommend ‘Risk Management’

PhD students at the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Metamaterials (XM2) based at the University of Exeter completed Fistral’s ‘Risk Management’ webinar....

“Brilliant sessions” – Introduction to Project Planning

“Brilliant sessions” – Introduction to Project Planning

Our three part ‘Introduction to Project Planning’ webinar series concluded for a group of staff from the CLEAR programme at...

“As a researcher, I’m finding the tools very useful” – Scoping the Project webinar

“As a researcher, I’m finding the tools very useful” – Scoping the Project webinar

Academic and research staff from the CLEAR programme at the University of Bristol took part in the second of our...

4.73 -“Amazing as usual” – Introduction to Project Planning

4.73 -“Amazing as usual” – Introduction to Project Planning

A group of PhD students from the University of Strathclyde Doctoral College Researcher Development Programme attended the first part of...

“Very helpful” – ‘Establishing Foundations’ Project Planning webinar

“Very helpful” – ‘Establishing Foundations’ Project Planning webinar

Academic and research staff from the CLEAR programme at the University of Bristol (including one person logging on from Argentina!)...

Space industry training – “Very useful”

Space industry training – “Very useful”

Space engineering professionals from ATG Europe BV based in The Netherlands attended our bespoke online training ‘Project Management Principles Level...

Introduction to Project Planning rates 4.74 out of 5

Introduction to Project Planning rates 4.74 out of 5

Our ‘Introduction to Project Planning’ webinar series continued with Part 2: ‘Scoping the Project’, delivered to a group from the...

4.90 – “I will implement a number of these strategies”

4.90 – “I will implement a number of these strategies”

A group of PhD students from Queen’s University Belfast finished the third and final part of the ‘Introduction to Project...

‘Scoping the Project’ – 100% of attendees would recommend

‘Scoping the Project’ – 100% of attendees would recommend

PhD students at Ulster University logging in from Qatar and Lebanon joined their Northern Ireland based colleagues for part two...

4.75 for ‘Introduction to Project Planning’

4.75 for ‘Introduction to Project Planning’

A group of PhD students at the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Metamaterials (XM2) based at the University of...

“Very helpful” – Project Planning for Researchers webinar

“Very helpful” – Project Planning for Researchers webinar

A group of staff from the University of Dundee took part in the first of our four part ‘Project Planning...

“Your lecture was very inspiring” – Personal Time Management Strategies

“Your lecture was very inspiring” – Personal Time Management Strategies

We had an incredibly international group of attendees on our 'Keeping on Top of Your PhD or Research: Personal Time...

Leading Teams webinar – “A wonderful informative session”

Leading Teams webinar – “A wonderful informative session”

A group of staff from the University of Dundee participated in our webinar entitled ‘Leading and Motivating Your Team Members.’...

“Awesome session” – Project Planning webinar

“Awesome session” – Project Planning webinar

Ulster University PhD students undertook the first part of our Project Planning webinar series; ‘Establishing Foundations’. The group gave the...

4.77 overall – “A very useful session” Project Planning webinar

4.77 overall – “A very useful session” Project Planning webinar

A group of students from the Graduate School at Queen’s University Belfast in various different years of their PhD study,...

Space industry Project Management training rated 4.75

Space industry Project Management training rated 4.75

Our webinar series ‘Project Management Principles Level 2’, was given an overall feedback rating by attendees of 4.75 out of...

‘Making Decisions in Stressful Circumstances’ Webinar rated 4.50

‘Making Decisions in Stressful Circumstances’ Webinar rated 4.50

A group of staff from the University of Dundee attended our training webinar “Making Decisions in Stressful Circumstances” as part...

4.63 for Fistral’s ‘Embracing Change’ webinar

4.63 for Fistral’s ‘Embracing Change’ webinar

We delivered an ‘Embracing Change’ training webinar to staff at The University of Dundee as part of their Organisational and...

Leading Teams Through Change – “I would recommend this course to my colleagues across the sector”

Leading Teams Through Change – “I would recommend this course to my colleagues across the sector”

We were given some fantastic and insightful feedback from staff at The University of Dundee who undertook our ‘Leading Teams...

CAPM webinar rates 4.83

CAPM webinar rates 4.83

A recent session was a final full-day training webinar to prepare attendees for the globally recognised CAPM exam from the...

“This was a great session” – Managing International Projects

“This was a great session” – Managing International Projects

A group from University of Liverpool - EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Big Data Science - undertook our training...

“Project management is a PhD student’s best buddy”

“Project management is a PhD student’s best buddy”

The third and final part of our three-part Introduction to Project Planning webinar series was delivered today and given some...

“Thank you for going straight to the ‘Must Haves’ of this course”

“Thank you for going straight to the ‘Must Haves’ of this course”

We delivered parts 1 and 2 of our Introduction to Project Planning webinar series, ‘Establishing Foundations’ and ‘Scoping the Project’...

“Can honestly say this has been one of the best webinars I’ve attended” – Creating the Plan

“Can honestly say this has been one of the best webinars I’ve attended” – Creating the Plan

Our three-part 'Introduction to Project Planning' webinar series delivered to a group of research staff at Heriot-Watt University, finished with...

Scoping the Project webinar – 4.57 out of 5

Scoping the Project webinar – 4.57 out of 5

Our series of webinars introducing Project Management Planning continued with “Scoping the Project” webinar, the second online training delivered to...

All attendees would recommend ‘Introduction to Project Planning’

All attendees would recommend ‘Introduction to Project Planning’

We delivered a one day Project Planning webinar to a group of PhD students from the University of Strathclyde Doctoral...

“Thanks so much for a great day!” – Advanced Project Management

“Thanks so much for a great day!” – Advanced Project Management

A group from University College Cork undertook this last day of online training before the CAPM Prep day, where all...

Risk Management webinar – 4.75, all attendees said they “would recommend this session to a colleague”

Risk Management webinar – 4.75, all attendees said they “would recommend this session to a colleague”

A recent Risk Management webinar customised for the University College Cork, was extremely well received by the participants, and we...

“It really helps early career fellows.” – Research Staff comment, Project Planning webinar

“It really helps early career fellows.” – Research Staff comment, Project Planning webinar

We were delighted to be back with our first webinar of the year – Introduction to Project Planning (Part 1):...

PM webinar series – 100% of staff say “could be applied on return to desk/lab”

PM webinar series – 100% of staff say “could be applied on return to desk/lab”

A recent webinar series customised for the University of Bristol CREATE scheme was given an overall rating of 4.75 out...

4.75 – “Great sessions. Beautifully brought together in the last session. Nice job!”

4.75 – “Great sessions. Beautifully brought together in the last session. Nice job!”

Our tripartite 'Introduction to Project Planning' webinar series ends with part 3 "Creating the Plan". This brings all the tools...

“I have enjoyed every minute of each of [these Fistral webinars].” – 4.67

“I have enjoyed every minute of each of [these Fistral webinars].” – 4.67

The last webinar in our Introduction to Project Planning webinars held with the Institute of Advanced Studies in Stirling University...

“It helps [with] keeping time allocation realistic.” – Keeping on Top of Your Research or PhD

“It helps [with] keeping time allocation realistic.” – Keeping on Top of Your Research or PhD

Our Personal Time Management Strategies webinar was extremely well received by PhDs in the University of Strathclyde. Rating 4.79 out...

4.78 for Professional Communication Skills webinar

4.78 for Professional Communication Skills webinar

PCS is a very popular topics with researchers and all-staff, and this course was no different. Given 4.78 out of...

4.78 for Fistral’s Scoping the Project webinar

4.78 for Fistral’s Scoping the Project webinar

Part 2 in our 3-part series introducing Project Planning was extremely well received by participants in Edinburgh Napier University. The...

“Very useful. Wish I had this in my last job.” – Intro to PM Planning webinar

“Very useful. Wish I had this in my last job.” – Intro to PM Planning webinar

The second session in our 3-part PM Planning webinar series was held with the University of Stirling, Institute of Advanced...

“Introduction to PM Planning” webinar- 4.69 out of 5

“Introduction to PM Planning” webinar- 4.69 out of 5

Our series of webinars introducing Project Management Planning had been very popular over the past few months. The first in...