Events for staff & visitors

There are a number of different ways to get involved in the NICE project and one of these is to attend one of our events! Given the work that the NICE students are completing within the project, we believe that the topics featured at the summer schools are very relevant to all our staff, no matter if you are an academic, a member of the professional services staff at a partner university, or a member of staff at an external organisation. If you are interested in participating or contributing to one of the events below, please contact us to find out more.

summer Schools

The NICE summer schools are week long events in which the students who have been working virtually will come together and further their understanding of entrepreneurship and intercultural competence with in-person group work and project presentations. We will be holding keynote lectures, panels, workshops and smaller networking events to build on the learning that the NICE students have completed previously.

Attendees to the Dublin NICE Summer School 2019

Attendees to the Dublin NICE Summer School 2019

The winning team Ampai, Ampai! (Left to right: Guilly, Tuan Jun, Gabriela, Chiara, Eva and their staff advisor Solomon)

The winning team Ampai, Ampai! (Left to right: Guilly, Tuan Jun, Gabriela, Chiara, Eva and their staff advisor Solomon)

The team of summer school judges listening to a team presentation

The team of summer school judges listening to a team presentation

NICE Summer school in Dublin: July 21 - 27 2019

64 students from all the partner institutions attended the NICE Summer School in Dublin and had an incredibly successful week! The students attended intensive sessions on cross-cultural communication, decision-making in leadership (and while supporting a leader) and how to best work in teams.

They also were split into teams and throughout the week created a solution for a Global Challenge they had chosen. Find out more about the Global Challenges that they focused on via the Global Challenge page. Students learned how to test their idea and how to execute both an elevator pitch and a longer, more detailed presentation of the idea they’d come up with.

At the end of the week, each of the 12 teams pitched their idea to a group of judges in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style competition. The winning team came up with an incredible idea called Ampai, Ampai, an innovative concept about the sustainable production and consumption of jellyfish.

 

 
Oviedo College dorm at the University of Salamanca

Oviedo College dorm at the University of Salamanca

 

NICE Summer school in Salamanca: July 12 - 18 2020

The NICE Summer School in Salamanca will cover similar topics, but we are currently looking for interested staff who would like to participate and deliver content for this 2020 Summer School. Please contact us if you’re interested and would like to find out more