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Sprint Development Programme for female undergraduates and postgraduates

By uczjvwa, on 26 June 2014

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Sprint is a groundbreaking new development programme for undergraduate and postgraduate 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 postgraduate women. Originally pioneered at University of Cambridge, with more recent pilot programmes run at the University of Oxford, the summer programme will be hosted at City University and the winter programme will be hosted at UCL.

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

Across 4 action packed days, the programme covers a range of key development topics, with the aim help 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, Microsoft and Enterprise Rent-A-Car, the first ever London Sprint Programme will be held on 29th, 30th and 31st July and 1st September 2014 and is exclusively open to City University, University College London and Kingston University students.


Applicants will need to submit a CV and a 300 word letter detailing why they wish to participate in the course.  View further details on the programme, upload your applications documents and register through your My Careers Service account.

Any questions to Weronika Benning w.benning@ucl.ac.uk or Charlotte Turnbull c.turnbull@ucl.ac.uk

Applicants will be shortlisted according to clear evidence that they have thought about their future career, why they wish to participate in the course, and how it will meet their development needs.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 6th July 2014  and successful candidates will be informed within a week of the closing date.


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 1st 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.

*Please note that all successful applicants will be required to attend ALL four days of the programme

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