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The LIS Sprint

Join the LIS team on our 11 week interdisciplinary problem-based learning sprint, launching in January 2021.

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Applications are now open

We're looking for brilliant problem-solvers to join the LIS Sprint and get paid while shaping the future of higher education. Your input will be crucial in refining not only the delivery of our undergraduate programme in 2021, but also our long term outlook.

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. You'll test parts of our programme, learn from our team of leading academics, meet with organisations in our network, and give feedback on the overall LIS experience.

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Is this for you?

This is your chance to join a diverse community who, like you, are interested in a range of subjects, passionate about solving real-world problems, frustrated with the lack of exciting undergraduate options, and willing to learn while being part of a start-up environment.

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

Do you want to learn new skills in a fast-paced and rewarding environment?

Do you want to gain exposure to the world of work and access the LIS professional network?

Do you want to learn from and work with the LIS team of leading academics joining us from Oxbridge, Harvard, and LSE, all while being paid?

Wondering why you'll be paid to sprint?

At LIS, we're building a new university to prepare students to tackle some of the most important and complex problems faced by the world today. We have an ambitious vision, so before we launch, we need to battle-test and future-proof the programme.

This is a full-time, fixed-term opportunity to earn £2,750 over 11 weeks while helping us test the programme.

Up for the challenge? Apply now.

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LIS Discovery Day

Applying to the LIS Sprint

The Sprint is perfect for recent school leavers taking a gap year, students who aren’t 100% sure about committing to 3 years of undergraduate studies, mature students looking to return to higher education, and those considering enrolling in the LIS undergraduate programme.

There are just 20 places available and the opportunity is paid. Applications close the 16th of October 2020.
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  • 01 Application requirements
  • 02 Phone interview
  • 03 Selection Day
  • 04 The Offer
  • LIS Discovery Day Mission Room

    Application requirements

    All applicants must be 18 years or older by the start of the course, fluent in English, and eligible to work in the UK.

    We welcome applications from all subject backgrounds, whether you've specialised in STEM the arts or humanities.

    There are no subject or grade requirements to apply. We'll use a holistic approach to understand what you've achieved given your starting point in life, as well as your potential in the future.
  • LIS Discovery Day

    Phone interview

    All candidates will be pre- screened for eligibility. Approved candidates will take part in a short phone interview. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an online Selection Day.
  • LIS admissions_offer

    Selection Day

    During the online Selection Day we want to see your passion, energy, and willingness to learn. You don’t have to prepare - just be yourself.
  • The Offer

    If successful, you will be part of the LIS Sprint starting in January 2021.
Carl Gombrich - Faculty - LIS

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
11th January to 26th March
Application deadline
16th October
Number of places
There are just 20 places available on the sprint
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, fluent in English, and eligible to work in the UK

COVID-19 update

COVID-19 update

It remains a possibility that the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will continue into 2021 and impact on the overall Sprint experience. Given this, we are investing in developing contingency to deliver our academic programme and broader student proposition remotely, should this be required. Our faculty includes individuals with a range of proven expertise in digital delivery across multiple media, and we are confident that, should teaching have to move online, we are well-equipped to deliver an excellent learning experience. We shall be monitoring COVID-related risks and developing further contingencies over the coming months to ensure that your Sprint experience is safe and engaging.