Now working towards it's sixth year, Warwick’s TeamWork virtual international programmeLink opens in a new window has grown to reflect students’ and organisations’ developing appetite for meaningful and inclusive virtual international experiences.
TeamWork 2024 brings together a multi-disciplinary, multi-university team of 6 students, to work virtually on an organisation’s project for four weeks during the Summer. To prepare, students attend a series of induction workshops to develop their employability skills and to get to know their individual team. Throughout the project, students have access to an organisation mentor. Already, we are seeing and hearing stories from TeamWork alumni about how their experience has helped shaped their career choices and enhanced their graduate outcomes.
The opportunities offered by this programme have enabled us to proactively reach out to selected key international universities and invite these partners to come on-board and co-develop the TeamWork programme further.
This year, alongside our established university partners of Monash University, Australia and Monash University, Malaysia, we continued to offer a multi-university partner variant of TeamWork with five key international partner universities – the University of Hong Kong; University of Toronto, Canada; Cornell University, USA; IIT Delhi and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. In 2023 we successfully grew the Eutopia university programme with 5 European university partners now taking part.
As well as bringing their students to the programme, the partner universities each deliver both an intercultural and skills workshop for the whole student cohort – providing a unique international and intercultural lens stretching from the East to the West.
Our partners also mirror our focus on prioritising TeamWork places for students from under-represented groups in Higher Education, including Warwick Scholars and students in receipt of a Warwick bursary.
TeamWork is an established, rolling opportunity, which enables students and organisations to participate and as importantly, brings additional university partners to enrich the programme further.
Esther de Perlaky
International Employability Manager, Student Opportunity