Sprint development programme here at Surrey

You may have noticed our new posters up around campus promoting the upcoming Sprint programme, which starts in November.  Sprint is a development programme for female undergraduates, exploring a range of topics relevant to women both personally and in a professional environment.










The programme runs over 4 workshops, on Wednesdays afternoons.  The workshops include group work, networking, inspiring speakers and activities to explore areas such as emotional intelligence, assertiveness, work life balance and career aspirations.


“On average, a woman earns about 80p for every £1 earned by a man” (Women and Equalities Select Committee, 2016)


sprint-leafletThe original Sprint programme was researched and designed specifically to address the study and career issues faced by women at university. Originally developed in collaboration with the University of Cambridge, and more recently with the University of Oxford , both universities have contributed greatly to the Sprint programme.

Sprint has been developed to help to put an end to the gender pay gap and end inequality and disparity between men and women’s pay. The Sprint programme is designed for undergraduate women of all ages, from all backgrounds, ages and stages in their personal and professional lives and their studies.

Regardless of subject, department or career aspirations, Sprint is designed to develop female students to their fullest potential.  Previous participants of Sprint report the significant impact the programme has on them.

‘I’m more confident in myself. Also that for my later career it isn’t all about my degree grade; my personality is just as important, maybe more so.’ (previous participant, 2015)

Sprint will run in November 2016 and again in March 2017.

To find out more information about the programme and information about how to apply, please visit: http://www.surrey.ac.uk/library/learning/sprint/.

Applications are particularly welcomed from students from diverse backgrounds and circumstances.

The application deadline for the November 2016 programme is 28th October 2016.

Please email sprint@surrey.ac.uk for more information.