5 reasons why Kent students should take part in i-Teams 2023

Are you a Kent student looking to expand your horizons? Kent’s 4th Innovation i-Teams programme kicks off on 1 February and we’re seeking innovative students to work together to solve real world business challenges. Here are 5 reasons why we think you should take part.

1. Solve real life business challenges

Throughout the i-Teams programme, you’ll have the opportunity to work in a team to solve a problem faced by one of our business challenge sponsors. You’ll then need to present your recommended solution to a panel of industry experts at the end of the eight weeks. Our challenge sponsors range from local SMEs to multinational corporations, giving you the chance to connect with and showcase your strengths to future employers.

This years’ challenge sponsors are:

2. Enhance your employability skills

This is a great opportunity to enhance your teamworking, presenting and time management skills whilst gaining experience of working on real-life industry challenges. Not only that, but you’ll gain 15 employability points per session which can be cashed-in for the chance to apply for exclusive internships, work placements, training and more!A team presenting at the iTeams final

3. Make the most of winter’s dark evenings

i-Teams takes place on Wednesdays from 6.15pm-8:45pm between 1 February and 22 March, just when the evenings are at their coldest, darkest and least exciting. Sign up and you’ll have eight sociable, inspiring and productive sessions lined up to get you through the winter blues (and did we mention dinner is included?).i-Teams buffet

4. Meet other innovators

Your multidisciplinary i-Team will consist of innovative students from across the University. As well as learning from each other and working together throughout the programme, this is a chance to meet like-minded people and make long-lasting friendships.

5. Make a difference

Above all, this is your chance to apply your skills and knowledge to help achieve positive change. In previous years, our challenge sponsors have been ‘blown away’ by the standard of ideas recommended by student teams and gone on to use these as the foundation for the way they approach problems within their business’.

If you’re interested in taking part in i-Teams 2022, make sure to apply before 5pm on Wednesday 25 January by filling out this form. More information about the programme is available on our website.

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