take part in gamechangers +

Building on from a simple project, Gamechangers+ is a framework to engage SMEs and students, providing a structured approach to facilitating SMEs and students working together.

The aim of Gamechangers+ is to enhance the employability of today’s graduates, and provide them with the skills, experience & confidence to enter work after their studies.

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Employed graduates who had previous work experience with their new employer

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Employers who rated work experience as the most popular qualification

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Graduates with no work experience have little or no chance of receiving a job offer

 

Through working alongside traditional extra-curricular work experience (e.g. shadowing & projects) and core curriculum studies (coursework i.e. reports, presentations & dissertations), the program seamlessly increases a student’s employability, through giving them the vital skills & industry contacts to progress their career.

The program engages students through a 4-step process of:

Challenging Approach a problem, either to develop a solution or to find an application

Mentoring / Training Receive training and mentoring from your SME and INA

Innovating Develop a new product, business or research application as a solution to the challenge

Pitching Deliver an elevator pitch of the final concept to a Dragon’s Den panel

Are you a degree-level student?

Industrial-based project to boost employability & CV experience

Increased awareness of business and of enterprise within the university

Opportunity to commercialise research

Gain personal experience within a business environment e.g. pitching to business-people & investors

Work experience and knowledge of working with SMEs / start-ups in an entrepreneurial environment

Ability to apply business skills to university work

Financial incentive through Dragons Den competition with cash prize

Gain skills and knowledge to turn ideas into a real-life business plan & start-up your own business

Are you a business?

Business receives detailed report / presentation / data analysis

Insight into university capabilities

Extended interview for potential employees

Opportunity to explore medium / long-term business plan goals

Relationship between business and university

Financial assistance through innovation grants

Are you an investor?

Attendance at annual Dragons Den event will provide investors with a concentration of new products, processes and services, developed by the knowledge base

Opportunity to commercialise research

To learn more about Gamechangers+ please view our brochures and information sheets.

To enquire about Gamechangers+ please get in touch. We are looking for students, businesses & investors, all to play their part in the program.

uea

University of East Anglia

Norwich Research Park,

Norwich,

Norfolk,

NR4 7TJ

hertfordshire

University of Hertfordshire

College Lane,

Hatfield,

Hertfordshire,

AL10 9AB

ccn

 

City College Norwich

Ipswich Road,

Norwich,

Norfolk,

NR2 2LJ

wsc

West Suffolk College

Out Risbygate,

Bury Saint Edmunds,

Suffolk,

IP33 3R

ucs

University Campus Suffolk

UCS Waterfront Building,

19 Neptune Quay,

Ipswich,

Suffolk,

IP4 1QJ

lc

Lowestoft College

St Peter’s St,

Lowestoft,

Suffolk,

NR32 2NB

gty

Great Yarmouth College

Suffolk Rd,

Great Yarmouth,

Norfolk,

NR31 0ED

cwa

College of West Anglia

Tennyson Avenue,

King’s Lynn,

Norfolk,

PE30 2QW