Interested in dementia? Want to get a taste of innovative research and consultation? Excited by the prospect of being on a steering group?
Then apply for the TEDI-London Summer School!
TEDI-London is a collaborative and design-led engineering institute founded by Arizona State University, UNSW Sydney, and King’s. Recognising the challenges that a global aging population can bring, TEDI-London is looking to innovate and centre human-based design to improve the lives of those living with dementia!
There are two ways you can take part:
- In the steering group: this project will involve liaising with stakeholders from various groups and listening to community needs in preparation for the Summer School.
Students will work one afternoon a week at TEDI-London in Canada Water, from 17th February – 8th June 2020.
- In the Summer School: students will work on projects to create a dementia-friendly outdoor community space, dementia-friendly residential areas, and a supportive system based on AI and Big Data to enhance the safety, support, and quality of life for people with dementia and their families or carers.
Students will run market research with stakeholders, design prototypes and present pitches! The project will run full-time from 1st -June-3rd July at TEDI-London in Canada water.
Students can be from any discipline – although the focus is on engineering and design, TEDI-London is looking for interdisciplinary teams and different perspectives. Whatever your academic background, this opportunity will help you discover your passions and start to focus on where you want your future to take you!
For more information, and to find out how to apply, contact Sarah Campbell by 20th December at email@example.com. Applications close on 10th January – so you can put the holidays to good use!
The King’s Careers Take:
You’ll gain so many transferrable skills from working on this project, regardless of your degree subject. For example, you’ll learn communication and team working skills, as well as lateral and innovative thinking. Remember, your Knowledge, Attributes, Skills, and Experience all add up to make you more employable!
Don’t forget to look at our KEATS courses before you send off your application!