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The LIS Sprint

Join the LIS team on our 11 week interdisciplinary thinking and problem-based learning sprint.

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Do you want to come and join the LIS team as a beta-tester for 11 weeks?

During the sprint, you will have the chance to test parts of our programme, learn from our team of leading academics, meet with employer organisations in our network, and feedback on the overall LIS experience to help us get ready for our launch in 2021.

Kick-off is this September. There are just 20 places available. And this unique opportunity is paid, so you can earn while you learn. Intrigued? Find out more below.

LIS Discovery Programme

What is the LIS Sprint?


This is a unique opportunity to gain an insight into how an interdisciplinary approach can be used to tackle complex problems, be exposed to a range of qualitative and quantitative methods (e.g. coding, videography, interviewing techniques), and learn with our team of leading academics.

LIS London Skyline

Is this for you?

This is your chance to join a diverse network who, like you, enjoy grappling with big questions, are comfortable in exploring uncertainty, and want to join the LIS team for 11 weeks.

There are no prizes or qualifications up for grabs. If you’re looking for an easy ride then this isn’t for you. It's going to be challenging. You're going to feel stretched. But it will be rewarding, fast-paced, and fun. And you'll get paid while doing it.

You'll complete the sprint with an insight into interdisciplinary learning and connections with peers that extend beyond the sprint.

Do you want to join the LIS team for 11 weeks?

Do you want to access our network, including graduate employers, start-ups, and charities?

Do you want to learn with our team of leading academics joining us from Oxbridge, Harvard, and LSE?

Wondering why you'll be paid to sprint?

We have an ambitious vision which will only be reached if we ensure LIS is battle-tested and future-proofed. Your input and feedback will be crucial in refining not only the delivery of our undergraduate programme in 2021 but also our longterm outlook.

Up for the challenge? Apply now.

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LIS Discovery Day

The application process

We're looking for brilliant problem-solvers who want to help shape LIS and tackle real-world problems. We want to see your passion, energy, and willingness to learn. We'll use a holistic approach to understand your context, what you've achieved, and your potential in the future.

There are just 20 places available and the opportunity is paid. Applications close at 12.00pm on Wednesday 15th April.

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  • 01 Apply
  • 02 Selection Day
  • 03 Offer
  • LIS Discovery Day Mission Room


    Applications are now open. We welcome applications from all subject backgrounds, whether you've specialised in STEM, the arts, or humanities. When it comes to grades, we don't set a minimum bar.
  • LIS Discovery Day

    Selection Day

    Selection Days will take place in London and will include a face-to-face interview so we can understand what motivates and inspires you. You don't have to prepare; just be yourself. It's a chance for us to get to know you, for you to get to know us, and hopefully to learn more about yourself along the way.
  • LIS Discovery Day


    If successful, you will be part of the LIS Sprint starting in September 2020.

We're looking for individuals who are comfortable with feeling uncomfortable. The Sprint will be challenging. But it will also be rewarding and you'll forever be an important part of the LIS journey.

Carl Gombrich, Lead Academic

Key information

11 weeks
24th September - 11th December
Applications deadline
12.00pm on Wednesday 15th April
You'll be working with the LIS team so you will be based at LIS HQ and immersed in London, one of the most progressive and exciting cities in the world
Number of places
There are just 20 places available on the sprint
Learning environment
You will work collaboratively with the LIS team and faculty to deliver collective goals, while also taking individual responsibility
Accommodation will not be provided
£2,750 (paid in instalments over the course of the 11 weeks)
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age when the sprint commences on 24th September 2020.