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 inter-disciplinary nature of the work that students undertake within the NICE project, we believe that the topics featured at the summer schools should be just as diverse in nature. No matter if you are an academic, a member of the professional services staff at a partner university, or a staff member at an external organisation, we can use your expertise and knowledge! If you are interested to participate in or contribute to an upcoming event, please contact us to find out more.
The NICE summer schools are week-long events in which the students who have been working virtually up until then come together to enhance their understanding of entrepreneurship and intercultural competence with in-person group work and project presentations. We will hold keynote lectures, panels, workshops and smaller networking events to build on the learning that the NICE students have completed in a virtual environment.
NICE Summer school in Dublin: July 21 - 27 2019
63 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 were also split into teams and, throughout the week, spent time creating a solution for the 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 their idea.
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.
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 the 2020 Summer School. Please contact us if you’re interested and would like to find out more