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University Futures (Module)

Module description

This immersive one week experience is designed to provide inspiration for the future. Through a series of lectures, guest speakers, group work activities and personal reflection students will build their skills in leadership and innovation. In doing so they will explore what constitutes an entrepreneurial mind-set and gain an insight into entrepreneurial skills and careers that they would not typically be exposed to.

Each day students will learn about different aspects of the entrepreneurial journey, which they will then apply to their own team project. Working collaboratively with their peers students will ‘learn by doing’ as they progress from initial idea generation to preparing and delivering their final pitch presentation. Along the way they will be inspired by the experiences of King’s own entrepreneurial community of staff and students. 

This unique learning experience will build students confidence and equip them with invaluable transferable skills for the future, whatever their choice of career or vocation.  

This course will consist of a minimum of 20 contact hours and teaching will take place Monday - Friday. Please click here for a draft timetable. (Please note the content and structure of the timetable is subject to change)

Learning outcomes and objectives

By the end of the course, you should have:

  • Understood the key principles of an entrepreneurial mind-set and how these can be applied to all forms of careers and vocations in the future
  • Developed your team work and communication skills working in internationally diverse groups
  • Explored your ability to innovate and lead within a group setting
  • Produced and delivered a creative and effective presentation to pitch your group’s business idea to a panel of entrepreneurs. 

Staff information

This course will be delivered by King’s Entrepreneurship Institute and individuals on the King’s20 accelerator programme.

Teaching pattern

  • Lectures
  • Guest speakers
  • Group work activities

Module assessment - more information

No formal assessment but each group will deliver a final pitch presentation at the end of the work.

Some group work study may be required outside of class time hours to prepare the final pitch presentation. Upon completion of the class, students will receive a Record of Achievement indicating their successful completion of the programme.

Key information

Module code ONCO1ZSPUC

Credit level 4

Assessment coursework presentation/s

Credit value Students who complete this course will receive a certificate of participation rather than course credits.

Semester summer session 1

Study abroad module No