What is the Student Summer Sprint?
This event is a week-long, online programme designed for students with a strong interest in technology. We will provide a series of workshops and interactive sessions for the students to build their technical and soft skills to prepare them for the workplace. Over the course of the program, the students will complete a guided group project with an industry professional. For the group project, students will be given a brief that's very broad so they can be as creative as they like.
What are our aims?
We know how hard it is to stay at home during this difficult time, with many students missing out on both academic and extra-curricular opportunities. At Hackathons for Schools we wish to continue to provide students with the skills they need to excel in the technology industry, wherever they are. We hope that providing sixth form students with this unique online experience will give them the opportunity to develop their technical skills, learn how to work in teams remotely, and build their network by engaging with industry professionals.
Who can get involved?
We’re targeting this program at sixth form students who are considering the next stages in their career; whether that’s further education, apprenticeships or their first jobs; and are interested in learning more about working in technology. Students can think of this program as a replacement for the common Year 12 work experience week, albeit an online and more academic alternative. Throughout the various sessions we provide, students will gain an insight into studying Computer Science at university and will be able to ask questions to current students.