Dream Bigger | Ulster Bank

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Dream Bigger

Challenging young women to dream bigger

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Add your signposting title here… What is Dream Bigger?

Dream Bigger is a fully funded programme focused on developing transferrable entrepreneurial skills in 16-18 year old females across the UK. Our aim is to drive confidence in preparation for the future world of work and impact the percentage of women who intend to start a business.

As an organisation, the Ulster Bank champions potential and helps people, families and businesses to thrive - and as part of the UK’s biggest banking group for business - we understand the skills required for the future world of work.

How are we supporting young people?

Our content is designed to support a range of abilities and learning styles, all taught by our expert delivery team who have a wealth of experience working with entrepreneurs. Each session is supported through a variety of learning materials and follow up support for both teachers and students.

 

 

 

Digital sessions

All youth aged 16+ years

A series of digital sessions delivered by a member of the Dream Bigger team, aimed at developing skills for the future world of work.

Each session is supported through a variety of learning materials and follow up support for both teachers and students.

Our digital sessions are for all youth.

We work around delivery times that suit you & the young people you work with.

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Live sessions

Females aged 16+ years

High impact live sessions for female students, giving them a deeper dive into the key entrepreneurial skills required for the future world of work.

Full or half day events delivered by one of expert delivery managers.

Practical and interactive sessions designed to give female students the freedom to express themselves and develop as individuals.

Each session is supported through a variety of learning materials and follow up support for both teachers and those taking part. 

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Add your signposting title here… Why Dream Bigger?

Designed to activate the recommendations of the Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship, led by our NatWest group. Our mission is to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs by embedding entrepreneurial education in the curriculum across the UK.

By engaging with Dream Bigger, students will:

  • Broaden career horizons and develop awareness of entrepreneurship as a possible future career
  • Develop future skills and capabilities in young women, leading to increased confidence and resilience
  • Bridge the gap between education and the workplace, preparing young women for the future world of work
  • Develop awareness, understanding and self-reflection of themselves and others
  • In addition to the above, we will support schools to evidence specific educational and career benchmarks, such as the Career Education Standard and The Education Inspection Framework (Ofsted).
Alison Rose
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"Introducing entrepreneurship in schools increases awareness among young women and men, increasing their confidence to one day start a business."

Alison Rose, CEO of NatWest Group

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Our impact to date

Students supported since September 2019

 

+11,000

Schools actively engaged in the programme

 

+300

Av. shift in mindset throughout a session

 

+40%

Av. shift in intent to start their own business

 

+25%

These figures reflect NatWest Group as a whole and are not specific to Ulster Bank.

FAQs
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Aligning with key educational benchmarks, Dream Bigger focuses on developing key meta skills required for the future world of work.

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Live Events are delivered by one of our Dream Bigger delivery managers for either 2 hours, a half day (09:00-12:00) or a full day (09:00 -15:00).

Lesson plans are teacher lead and can be broken down in to 20, 60 or 90 minute sessions.

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Dream Bigger is a fully funded programme delivered by Ulster Bank, meaning that there is no cost to schools or pupils for participation.

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There is no limit to the number of pupils that can take part.

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We are always looking for new collaborators / partnerships. If you are interested in working with the team, get in touch - dreambigger@ulsterbank.com.

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Yes all students can take part in Dream Bigger to learn more about the future skills of work with the digital sessions.

Add your signposting title here… Our ask of you

Register your students to take part in the programme and speak to our team about becoming a recognised Ulster Bank Entrepreneurship School.

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