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Sprint Development Programme for female undergraduates and graduates

By Vivienne C Watson, on 27 November 2013

WHAT IS SPRINT? 
Sprint is a groundbreaking new development programme for undergraduate and graduate women.

Building on the success of the prestigious Springboard programme, Sprint has been researched, designed and written specifically to address issues and challenges faced by undergraduate and graduate women. Originally pioneered at University of Cambridge, with more recent pilot programmes run at the University of Oxford, the next programme will be hosted at UCL.

The Sprint Programme is a fantastic opportunity for women undergraduates and graduates, from all backgrounds, ages and stages in their lives and study, to take hold of their personal development and achieve their ambitions.

WHEN IS IT?
Sprint Development Programme at UCL will be taking place on the 6th, 7th, 8th January AND 13th February 2014.

Across 4 action packed days, the programme covers a range of key development topics, with the aim of helping you to:

  • use your personal power and influence
  • identify your values, attitudes and direction
  • manage your time effectively
  • learn how to use assertiveness positively
  • build your image, networking skills and confidence
  • engage with inspiring role models and industry professionals
  • work with a mentor (provided by sponsoring companies) to continue help you achieve your goals

Co-sponsored by The Royal Bank of Scotland and other employers soon to be confirmed, the first ever UCL Sprint Programme will be held on 6th, 7th, 8th January & 13th February 2014 and is exclusively open to University College London and City University students.

HOW TO APPLY?
Applicants will need to submit a CV and a 300 word letter explaining why you, as a female undergraduate or graduate student, deserve a place on the Sprint Development Programme to Shak Chowdhury at s.chowdhury@ucl.ac.uk.

Applicants will be shortlisted according to how well they evidence having thought about their future career and demonstrating effectively why they wish to participate in the course, and how it will meet their development needs.

DEADLINE
The deadline for applications is Friday 6th December 2013 and successful candidates will be informed within a week of the closing date.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Please note that if you are successful in being shortlisted to attend, as places are limited a £50 deposit is required which will be returned to you on completion of the programme. If the workshop becomes fully booked before you pay the deposit, we will email you to let you know and keep you on a reserve list so that we can contact you if there are any last minute cancellations.

*Deposits will be returned when you attend the final workshop on the 17th September. Any Latecomers will not be admitted to the workshop and will therefore lose the deposit.

* Cancellations – full deposits will be refunded only if you give at least two working days notice of your wish to cancel your place otherwise the full deposit will not be refunded.

This event is aimed at women but open to students from all years at UCL.

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