KC's Pandemic Response
The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted student learning and productivity worldwide; students are now unable to leave their homes to go to libraries or cafes, and can no longer meet and study with friends. Not all students are able to easily access spaces where they can study and work efficiently and without distractions; the pandemic has exacerbated this. We at Knowledge Collective have been determined to help tackle this issue.
StudyStream is an immersive platform that uses video to trigger accountability and motivation through science-backed methods—the central component of StudyStream is a 24/7 focus room, where students can join with their video on to study alongside others. We also use the platform to host free mindfulness sessions and other wellbeing content to ensure that we are taking care of our students' mental health too.
The Young Leaders Summit is a conference designed for pre-university students between the ages of 15 and 20. In 2019, this was hosted in partnership with The British International School in Athens, Greece.
Due to COVID-19, the Summit went entirely digital in 2020. The summit focuses on project work related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), using the 'Need-Led Innovation' methodology. We invite speakers from a range of professions and backgrounds to discuss the SDGs and to share their insights on navigating an ever-changing world. Our keynote speaker for the 2020 Summit was Former Cabinet member and US Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power. The 2021 Summit will be spread across three weekends, starting on 27–28 February 2021.
Furthermore, the pandemic has highlighted the disparity in access to education here in the UK. Despite the efforts made in recent years, there’s still much to be done within this space. In the UK, almost 95% of school children attend state schools; however, state school students only make up just over 60% of spots at Oxbridge. Furthermore, the pandemic continues to amplify inequalities in education, with state school students more than 5x more likely to suffer long term consequences to their education and career prospects. Students from disadvantaged backgrounds are less likely to be able to receive specialised personal statement tutoring and therefore have a higher dependency on online resources; we at LevelOxbridge would like to do our part by providing more free resources to state school students.
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Knowledge Collective has hosted various innovation training programmes and is a registered supplier of education services to the University of Oxford. Two of our co-founders previously ran the Enterprise Process Labs High Intensity Training (EPL-HIT) programme, designed to teach graduate students and MBAs the skills necessary to identify enterprising opportunities and pursue high-impact innovation.
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The aim of the Young Innovators Programme (YIP) is to inspire young people to think and behave like the leaders and innovators of tomorrow. We educate, train, and help students (11–18 years old) become critical learners through needs-led project work, developing skills in research, design-thinking, and leadership. The Young Innovators Programme is a two month-long course and includes a boot camp weekend, which includes presentations and awards. Students receive continued mentorship even after the programme has ended.
The Young Innovators Programme has earned official CREST Accreditation at the Discovery Level from the British Science Association. Successful graduates of our programme will receive official certificates from CREST Awards—this qualification is great for students looking to enhance their UCAS applications.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have also launched a digital version of the YIP course. Click here to view our 2020 brochure.
Preparing Our Youth To Tackle Global Challenges
Aimed at the young leaders of tomorrow. Knowledge Collective hosts conferences taught by world-renowned speakers. The Global Summit for Young Leaders (GSYL) includes interactive and hands-on workshops in leadership, design thinking, and needs-led innovation and are paired with lessons rooted within different fields including artificial intelligence, anthropology, politics, history, medicine and many more. The Summit focuses on project work related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, using the 'Need-Led Innovation' methodology.
We invite speakers from a range of professions and backgrounds to discuss topics relevant to the SDGs and to share insights on navigating an ever-changing world. Our keynote speaker for the 2020 Summit was former Cabinet member and US Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power.
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