The Outreach Team at Birmingham University asked us to create an indoor team building activity for prospective undergraduates. It needed to enable 250 students from non-typical backgrounds to feel welcome and bonded to one another within 3 hours. The venue was The Great Hall on Birmingham University’s campus.
We took the Outreach Team through our 5 step process to tailor an event to their unique needs. Our consultants identified 3 key areas of focus for their event:
To meet the brief, we decided to build a Team Challenge event with an indoor Crystal Dome finale. We chose the challenge games to ensure they were suitable for all student backgrounds, thus meeting requirement 1. We also designed the games to be lightly competitive but not too rigorous to enable students to have fun and network with one another. This met requirement 2.
Since we deliver lots of graduate intake programmes for corporate clients, we chose an experienced EML Team lead presenter to contextualise the session. The presenter outlined how relevant these exercises would be for later in their university journey. This met requirement 3.
We arrived several hours before the event to meet the Outreach Team and set up the Team Challenges. By the time we were finished the Great Hall looked incredible and our facilitators were in position and ready to go!
Birmingham University were worried that their prepared documentation was no longer valid due to a lot of last-minute changes in student attendees. Fortunately, our experienced event management team are used to dealing with unforseen circumstances! And they were able to quickly allocate the new list of 250 attendees into 25 teams without impairing event timings.
The team building event was delivered flawlessly. The opening presentation really added value for the students and the hilarious Crystal Dome finale went down a storm.
All undergraduates were able to partake in this event, have fun and form new connections with their course mates. And the Outreach Team Leaders were absolutely delighted with the outcomes of the session:
Many thanks from me and the team for a successful and productive 2 days in Denmark. Your ‘fluid’ approach and ability to fit in with our last minute changes was appreciated. I will be engaging your services again next year…!
Ecco Spokesperson - Team Building Event
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