Sprint Women's Development Programme

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What is Sprint?

Sprint is a personal development programme, designed specifically for undergraduate women to help you take hold of your own personal development and achieve your ambitions.

It consists of:

  • Three one-day consecutive workshops + a one-day stand-alone workshop
  • A personal workbook
  • Inspirational female guest speakers
  • An opportunity to build a development community

More information about the benefits of the programme and the topics covered can be found in the Sprint brochure, available to download here.

How will I benefit?

The Sprint programme will help you to: 

  • Realise and appreciate your talents and look at how best to take advantage of them
  • Be motivated to become more career focused and goal oriented
  • Build your image, networking skills and confidence
  • Take clear, practical, realistic steps to take control over your life
  • Identify your values and make decisions and act based on your values
  • Balance your study and personal life
  • Use assertiveness positively
  • Assert yourself and gain influence by understanding and being comfortable with personal power
  • In the longer term – gain a good degree, paid employment, further training or qualifications

Who should apply?

Applications for Sprint are welcome from all undergraduate women, however priority for the programme will be given to Home/EU women in their 1st and second year of study.

To be eligible for this programme you must:

  • be an undergraduate woman studying at the University of Leicester

  • be available to attend all four days of training workshops listed below

  • pay a £25 refundable deposit to secure your place on the programme*

*If you anticipate you will have difficulty paying this deposit please contact us at sprint@le.ac.uk as soon as possible to discuss your needs and the support available.

Programme dates

Day 1: Monday 27th March 2017, 9.00am - 5pm

Day 2: Tuesday 28th March 2017,  9.00am - 5pm

Day 3: Wednesday 29th March 2017, 9.00am - 5pm

Day 4: Wednesday 26th April 2017, 1.00pm - 6.00pm



Apply here by 11:59pm on Sunday 12th March 2017.


As part of our commitment to the HeForShe movement we are supporting the opportunity to empower female students to pursue their ambitions and develop their skills so that that can lead on fundamental change in the representation and contributions of women in the workplace and society.

Learn more about what the University is doing as part of our HeForShe commitment here

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