Imagine what you could learn if you had access to sessions offering exposure to the combined wisdom of global political advisors, top academics, successful entrepreneurs, world class engineers and industry leaders? Now you can find out by joining the Shell Ideas360 programme, which offers students free access to webcasts and masterclasses from just such a range of inspirational speakers.
These online sessions are designed to extend learning far beyond the classroom, offering the chance to learn, discover and exchange ideas and insights about the forces that are shaping the future. They are inspired by the three themes of Shell Ideas360 – food, water and energy – but also touch on broader topics such as creativity, leadership, collaboration, teamwork and future careers.
Past speakers have included a former UK government advisor who shared her tips for career success, Shell’s Chief Climate Change advisor, a motor racing trackside operator and Shell’s Senior Economist and Shell Ideas360 judge.
You can also view interviews with past student teams explaining how they developed their own winning ideas, along with advice from experts in creativity, design, entrepreneurship and engineering. These all combine to create a unique resource of invaluable tips and expertise to supplement your studies and offer insight into career choices.
Click the link to browse through previous webcasts
HELP TO HONE YOUR OWN IDEA
For teams who enter ideas to the programme, the webcasts and masterclasses can help them perfect their plans. Sean Ebihara, a member of 2016’s Shell Ideas360 winning team, The Lean Mean Graphene Machine, explains: “The Masterclasses were very useful. I found the one about the Fastest Path to Failure really interesting. It was this type of advice that pushed us in the right direction with our idea.”
But you don’t have to come up with an idea to get access to these online resources, any student who registers for the Shell Ideas360 programme can benefit from the wealth of inspiration and insight on offer online.
This year potential topics for the Shell Ideas360 webcasts and masterclasses include exploring the different careers on offer at Shell, taking a closer look at social enterprise, innovations that could help save the planet and a chat with last year’s winning team, Smart Panels.
To get a taste for the type of topics covered and see the programme for this year here.