Agile Scholarship for Project Management MSc students
06 April 2020
Posted by: Abi Walker
Back in June 2019, the Agile Business Consortium pledged to support the Northumbria University Business Incubator and Enterprise Hub.
Since then, students across Project Management undergrad and masters, MBA’s and Entrepreneurial Business Development have been given the opportunity to attend and take part in an Agile Leadership Workshop. The first workshop was held at the Newcastle campus on 14th October 2019 , followed by a public lecture from John Williams, CEO of the Agile Business Consortium and Northumbria University alumni.
The second workshop was held in January 2020 at the Amsterdam campus, attended by MBA students preparing to start work on their Business Consultancy module.
Alongside interactive sessions, students were also given the opportunity to take part in extra-curricular activities reflecting on their own experiences and how agility could help support their future projects, employment and business.
We have created the Agile Business Consortium Scholarship to add to this support. Our first scholarship winner was selected in January. The fantastic response which secured the win can be read in full below.
I have worked within the NHS for the past eighteen years, I currently work as a Mental Health Nurse delivering Evidence Based Psychological Intervention to children and young people. My role is to co-ordinate care which involves effective planning and communication. In the past I worked with adults in a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit which built my skills to respond quickly in a crisis situation.
Throughout my career I have developed the necessary skills to assess and manage risk, communicate effectively with different people, including service users, other professionals and external agencies. I have clinically led large teams to ensure best quality of care and safety is delivered. I have excellent organisation skills and I can prioritise in a systematic way. Within my current role I deal with uncertainty and risk and have gained experience in responding to this safely and effectively. I feel my skills are all transferable and will support me in all aspects of my future career in Project Management.
Having worked for eighteen years in Mental Health you see ever growing pressure on the requirement for change, staff are not able to meet these changes and new methods of project management are required. Many of the problems have no obvious solutions and require new knowledge and more professional techniques to solve them. People interaction and hard project management need to be integrated together to cope with ever changing complexity, my experience in people management requires to be supplemented with the most modern new project management skills.
I want to make a difference, I want to help change, and I have the burning ambition to accomplish more. I have a proven record of learning, multi-tasking, dedication and personal commitment.
I want to be considered for this Scholarship as it will help to financially support me through my course and allow me to change my career pathway so I can really make a difference to future projects.
We are offering three £1,000 cash scholarships for Project Management MSc students, the applications for which are already open. The deadline for all applications is 24th June 2020. Terms and conditions apply.
More info/apply here.