SPRINT AND HOW TO GET INVOLVED
If you would like to get involved with the Sprint programme as a mentor, speaker or employer please contact us at email@example.com.
Be a speaker at the next Sprint programme
An integral part of the Sprint programme is the speakers who attend the workshops to discuss their career journeys, providing real, relevant and inspiring role models for the participants. Our key aim is to find women who have had a varied and inspiring career path, and who can share what they have learnt along the way and what challenges they have faced. The talk usually lasts around 30 minutes, with a chance to chat to the students afterwards and answer questions.
If you know a potential female speaker, or indeed would like to take part yourself, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be happy to meet anyone who is interested and talk to them about what is involved.
Be a mentor to a Sprint participant
Sprint provides participants with the opportunity to have a mentor to enhance their experience on the programme and reflect on what they have learnt. The mentor's role is to support the Sprint participant in her future development plans (professional and personal). Mentoring is about a partnership between two people, and is underpinned by trust and respect; the mentor is a guide to empower the mentee to think about their future options and make positive decisions. Mentoring can be fun and rewarding, and can help the development of the mentor as well as the mentee! We look for mentors from any background, industry, age etc but we do ask that mentors for the Sprint programme are women, and hold an undergraduate degree, to enhance the role model aspect.
How employers can get involved
As an employer you can get involved in Sprint in a number of ways. You may like to be a speaker at one of our workshops, and talk about your own career journey. We also look for employers who can provide additional development activities for the participants, such as visits to your office and work shadowing opportunities. Further to this, you may wish to make a greater contribution by becoming a sponsor of a Sprint programme, which is a mutually beneficial partnership between the University and you.
If you are interested in more information in getting involved please contact us at email@example.com.
Information for academic staff
Our goal is to make every female undergraduate student here at Surrey aware of the opportunity to take part in Sprint. As well as being a personal development programme, our recent evaluation of Sprint at the University of Surrey shows the benefits that taking part can have on a student’s academic progress. The evaluation shows that 100 per cent of students agreed or strongly agreed that after the Sprint programme they feel more confident in their ability to achieve a good degree, whilst 88 per cent of students reported feeling more committed to their studies.
As a member of academic staff, you are vital in both helping us raise awareness of Sprint, and also identifying female undergraduates who you think would benefit from taking part in the Sprint programme. If you are interested in more information about getting involved please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.