Summer Institute

Gain an insight into how technology is used across multiple industries and put into practice tools and techniques used to drive innovation and create new products.

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Summer Institute 2019

We believe students should have the opportunity to gain an insight into how technology is used in a variety of industries and put into practice the tools and techniques used in industry. This programme is aimed at first year university students from any degree, who have an interest in technology/digital.

During an intense 2 week period, students will work on creating a solution to a problem using the Design Sprint methodology and a range of supporting masterclasses. The programme is supported and led by a range of industry professionals and hosting companies including Barclays, GSK and IBM. Students will also gain a valuable insight into each of the hosting companies.


Core Components and Outcomes:

1) Design Sprint Process - experience the tools, techniques and processes used to innovate and create new products in industry.

2) Hard skill masterclasses - understand, in 'real world' context, chatbots, data science and other technical topics.

3) Soft skill masterclasses - improve key skills needed to increase your employability.


Commitment:

Programme dates: Monday 15th July 2019 - Friday 26th July 2019.

Location: various offices across London. Students are expected to self fund their travel.

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Design Sprint Process


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Understand the problem

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Sketch the solution

3

Decide on solution

4

Prototype the solution

5

Test the solution

Additional Masterclasses


Team building
Agile Methodology
Chatbots
Experimentation
Data Science
Personal brand
Lean mindset
Pitching
Innovation
Employability

Hosting Companies


IBM
Barclays
GSK
More to come...

2018 Cohort

During June-July 2018 the first cohort of Summer Institute students experienced insights into: technology services, financial services and pharmaceuticals. The programme had a range of practical workshops, both technical and soft skill based, alongside a series of insight and career talks. Students also worked on an industry problem statement in which they had to develop and present a solution to industry judges.

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First day at IBM

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Team Building

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Design Thinking and Chatbots

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CV and Interview Workshop

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Learning about Agile

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A day within a FinTech ecosystem

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Last day at GSK

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Cyber Security

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Completed the programme!

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