On the 7th and 8th of July we were delighted to be joined by our incredible corporate partners Deutsche Bank, to help deliver a remote workshop to students from Peter Symmonds college in Hampshire.
Students worked in groups to design their own app for social good. As students were able to choose which problem they tackled, they could choose issues that really mattered to them and as a result we had a variety of fantastic app ideas including products to:
- Effectively track your carbon footprint
- Help young people learn about investing
- Connect lonely football fans
- Help car owners get genuine and cost effective car parts
Midway through the workshop we were joined virtually by 6 amazing volunteers from Deutsche Bank, who were able to give the students feedback on their ideas and technical insight into how their app would work. At the end of the sessions, the student groups presented their final pitch, and talked to the volunteers about their target market, the phone features they would include and their initial screen designs. All of the groups did a fantastic job at bringing their ideas to life and conveying their passion for their products.
We asked the students to tell us about the experience and they told us:
What did you learn from the workshop?
“I learnt how to manage a team and the importance of team work when completing tasks.”
“I learnt the design process for creating an App.”
What was your favourite part of the course?
“Working together as a team.”
“Getting feedback from industry professionals.”
What skills do you feel have improved?
“My communication and presentation skills.”
“My ability to work in teams.”
What was it like to share your work with industry professionals?
“It was a really interesting experience.”
“It was a completely new experience.”
The workshop would not have been possible without the support and hard work of both the staff at Peter Symonds College and the inspirational volunteers from Deutsche Bank.
If you would be interested in setting up a session with your students and one of our incredible partners please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org