Accelerated Learning Events

EXPERIENCES
ACCELERATED LEARNING DESIGN

CHALLENGE
Driven by the ambition for their students to be the ‘stand-out choice for employers’, and supported by their award-winning ‘Career Development Journey’, the University of Leicester wanted to move from the theory of work preparation to one of practice.

SOLUTION
We designed and delivered an immersive 48-hour experience for students designed around ‘unlocking the future you’. Students learned key skills and behaviours relevant to the working world. They collaborated and competed, working through pressurised challenges and assessments, over a two-day period.

RESULT
100% of attendees felt more confident after attending Smart48, and 98% felt better prepared to apply for jobs. The Smarty Train and the University of Leicester won multiple awards for this work and it has since been presented to a Global Summit of University Careers Services.