The Programme

Outcomes

There are three main destinations for people who complete our programmes:

You could create your own start-up business, probably in collaboration with other students. Alternatively, you may decide to go to work in a start-up in a supporting role, rather than as an owner. Or you could become a ‘disruptor’, challenging the status quo and bringing innovation to established corporations.

  1. To become entrepreneurs enterprise creators who launch their own sustainable start-up. 
  2. To work in a start-up space maybe to provide that sales or marketing or finance head that every start up needs
  3. To be a disrupter working for a large, well-established organisations that wants graduates to come in and shake things up.

You could create your own start-up business, probably in collaboration with other students. Alternatively, you may decide to go to work in a start-up in a supporting role, rather than as an owner. Or you could become a ‘disruptor’, challenging the status quo and bringing innovation to established corporations.

Seasonal School

Alongside our award bearing programmes, we also run a range of other programmes from day long hackathons to seasonal residential schools. Last summer, for example, we ran our Business Model Canvas School, which will give you a flavour of what we’ll be doing:

Over the course of the two week programme, we split thirty five students into teams. Seven companies, including Fitzpatrick Referrals, Bisopt and Thompson Environmental Consultants brought in a different problem for each team to solve, ranging from rebranding to finding a foothold in the UK market.  

This wasn’t just a theoretical exercise. The rule was that whatever solution the students provided, had to have impact in the real world. To help them, experts from across the University of Surrey and beyond came and worked with students in areas such as problem solving, creativity and networking. External organisations came in too. For example, the army gave a workshop on decision making; Infinite Space came to discuss presentation and personal branding; Microsoft talked to students about career management. 

At the end of the two weeks, more than twenty of our students were offered work once they finish university or part-time work whilst they complete their studies. 

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