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Sprint is a personal and professional development programme for female students at Warwick. Designed by The Springboard Consultancy, it was in part established to help address gender inequalities in the workplace. The programme helps student’s harness their personal power and influence, increasing their confidence, self-awareness and self-belief so that they can succeed and flourish both at university and beyond.

The programme

For the academic Year 2020/2021, we offer 2 undergraduate programmes and 1 postgraduate programme which include:

  • 7 online immersive workshops including one follow up session delivered via Microsoft Teams taking place 2 months later
  • Guest speakers and and mentors – female role models from sponsoring companies
  • Skills development includes:
    • building confidence
    • learning to be assertive
    • harnessing personal power and influence
    • developing self-awareness, identifying core values
    • networking
    • setting goals
    • time management
    • understanding how power works within an organisation
    • strategies to cope with stress and change

Become a sponsor and benefit from

  • Support for your diversity and inclusion agendas, specifically gender equality which helps attract quality female talent and enhances company reputation
  • Increased positive brand awareness across the university
  • An insight into working within your organisation and the diverse vocational opportunities available through key speaker sessions, networking and one to one mentoring
  • Personal development and enhanced career profiles of your female staff as speakers and mentors. An opportunity for reflection, to re-evaluate goals and consolidate career paths
  • Enrichment opportunity for female staff to offer advice and impart wisdom of experience to students. A chance to ‘give back’ creating a positive work ethic, strengthening loyalty and commitment to employer
  • Building positive relationships with talented students with the opportunity of quality engagement and relationship building with female students at the early stages of their career planning

How we promote your organisation

  • Key speaker sessions and online networking with students throughout the programme including one to one mentoring
  • Advertising of Sprint and sponsors across entire University of Warwick campus on plasma screens
  • Inclusion of company logo on Sprint website
  • Inclusion in weekly student email newsletter and other departmental emails across the university
  • Promotion of Sprint and sponsors at career fairs and other events throughout the year

Cost of sponsorship

  • £1,000 +VAT per programme (2 large sponsors)
  • 2 sponsors enables us to deliver Sprint to up to 48 students
  • £2000 + VAT per programme (provides sole sponsorship per programme for up to 48 students)

In order to ensure all sponsors have sufficient engagement with students, sponsorship is limited to one organisation per sector, unless we have prior agreement from all participating sponsors.

For further information please contact Jane Eley via sprint at warwick dot ac dot uk

Or download our Sprint sponsorship document

Hear from our previous sponsors, many of whom have renewed sponsorship for a number of years:
It was our absolute pleasure to be at the programme this year; we found it to be a really insightful and enjoyable programme. The students will really benefit from attending, as did we. Really looking forward to our involvement next year!
It was a truly inspiring day, and we are delighted to have been part of it. We’ve gained a lot of insight into how female students think and feel about themselves, careers, future prospects etc. – we’ll definitely take this into consideration as we build out our intern and graduate programme.