Pop-Up University event in Sheffield, with the aim of inspiring young children and students to realise their potential through engineering. The event was a big success, with over 2,000 people attending and interacting with our exhibit. However, the Pop-Up University for me started back in June. Having put myself forward for project leader, the main objective was to produce a successful project, despite members of the Cohort being away on summer placements in industry.
Having recently attended a SELA workshop on leadership styles, I realised that I had used different styles at different points throughout the Pop-Up University project. In this blog I want to show what these six types are, when best to use them, and how I utilised each one so to deliver a successful outreach event.
Being able to use each one of these styles lead to a successful outreach programme delivered by the Cohort, with Dr Gary Wood, the Head of SELA, stating that this was the ‘one of the smoothest student projects he has overseen’
--> and that it was ‘well-organised, controlled and delivered on the original project goals stated at the start of the process.’