Windrush I Accelerator
Where innovation meets diverse talent

What is the Windrush I Accelerator Limited Edition?

EDI have partnered with The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and Microsoft Embrace ERG to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Windrush arriving in the UK. Undergraduate students from The UWI Cave Hill Campus, Barbados and UK universities will have the opportunity to participate in a virtual work experience programme for 5 days based on a project created by Microsoft. Learn about Microsoft and our partner companies, work on a live business challenge and attend workshops delivered by Microsoft and our partners.

A great opportunity to network and gain valuable skills transferable to the workplace.

Date: Monday 26th June – 30th June 2023
Time: 8.30 – 1.30 pm AST (The UWI Students).
1.30pm – 6.30pm BST UK Students

Location: Virtual on Microsoft Teams
Target audience: Undergraduate / 2023 Graduates from Caribbean and African Heritage
Discipline: Any discipline
Deadline: Wednesday 21st June

Who is the Windrush I Accelerator open to?

  • The I Accelerator will be open to students from Caribbean and African Heritage
  • The project brief will utilise skills across various subjects including technology, business and humanities
  • Undergraduate/ 2023 Graduates

How will the Windrush I Accelerator Limited Edition work?

  • Each student will work in a team of 5 to develop a solution to the challenge presented
  • Various workshops will be delivered by Microsoft and partner organisations throughout the week
  • Students will develop a presentation to be delivered to senior managers from Microsoft and Shell on the final day of the work experience
  • Students will also have the opportunity to build their professional network

Student Benefits:

  • An enhanced profile – enhance your CV and build valuable experiences
  • Insight to careers – providing insights to the broad spectrum of careers available
  • Personal development – develop skills and attributes valued in the workplace
  • Networking opportunities – connect with diverse professionals
  • Personal brand development – define what makes you stand out
  • Interview practice – develop the skills needed to compete in today’s job market
“The I Accelerator provides a great opportunity for students to develop the skills and
attributes of the work place and enhance their CV.”
Frances Trought, Founder of EDI