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Summer Institute 2021
Do you want to gain hands on experience running a design sprint while gaining insight into how technology is used in a variety of industries? Interested in putting into practice the tools and techniques used in industry? Summer Institute this year will be a virtual 1 week programme open to all university students from any degree, who have an interest in technology/digital.
During the programme students will work on creating a solution to a problem using the design sprint methodology and a range of supporting masterclasses. The whole programme will be run by a range of industry professionals at leading companies.Outcomes:
1) Students will gain hands on experience running a design sprint - the tools, techniques and processes used to innovate in industry
2) Students will gain insights into how technology is used across multiple companies
3) Students will work remotely in groups using a mixture of collaboration tools
Application deadline: Wednesday 30th June 2021 (11:45pm BST)
Programme dates: Friday 23rd July 2021 - Friday 30th July 2021, typically 9am to 4pm (BST)
Location: held virtually (you must have access to a computer)
Design Sprint Process
Understand the problem
Decide on solution
Prototype the solution
Test the solution
During an intense 1 week period in July 2020, 38 students from 13 universities, spanning 6 timezones, took part in a Design Sprint focused on the 10 megatrends. The programme was supported and led by a range of industry professionals and hosted by Finastra, IBM, GSK, Gousto and Salesforce. Due to the pandemic the whole programme shifted to virtual.
During an intense 2 week period in July 2019, 16 students from 9 universities created a solution to a problem using the Design Sprint methodology and participated in a range of masterclasses. The programme was supported and led by a range of industry professionals and hosted by Finastra, IBM, UCL, Rise created by Barclays, QMUL, GSK, ViiV Healthcare and Salesforce.
End of the programme
Learning about Agile
Cohort celebration meal
Ohana at Salesforce
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.
First day at IBM
Design Thinking and Chatbots
CV and Interview Workshop
Learning about Agile
A day within a FinTech ecosystem
Last day at GSK
Completed the programme!