Four great speakers to discuss workplace health issues:
- OpenUpUEA - Student build Wellbeing App built by UEA Students
- Lagom - Just The Right Amount (Of Work!)
- Health Check Your Workplace: Simple Ways to Improve Wellbeing
- Don't Just Sit There - Combatting the Effects of Sedentary Work
Dr Laura Biggart and Kamena Henshaw from UEA
Student well-being – Signposting to support using the OpenUp UEA app
Talk Summary: Student well-being is a priority for students and universities. From Laura’s research, psychologists Laura Biggart and Kamena Henshaw worked with the expertise of developers JoZi Tech, computer science and psychology students to develop an app (OpenUp UEA) to reduce everyday worries at university and make it easy for students to access support. The prototype app was user tested with students in 2017 and launched in September 2018.
Laura is a Senior Lecturer in Social Science Research and Psychology and member of the Centre for Research in Children and Families (CRCF) at the University of East Anglia. Laura led the OpenUp UEA app development team and her research underpins the development of the student support app.
Dr Kamena Henshaw is a lecturer in psychology at the University of East Anglia.
Emily West, MADE Agency
Talk Summary: Fresh from the Best Employers event, Emily from MADE will talk us through the agency's six hour working day and the philosophy behind it:
What is Lagom – “the right amount”
What is the right amount of work and why?
Structure = flexibility
Susi Waters, SyncNorwich Co-organiser
Health Check Your Workplace: Simple Ways to Improve Wellbeing
Talk Summary: Whether you're a CEO, HR professional, or colleague, wellbeing in the workplace is everyone's business. This talk will outline simple ways to improve accessibility, morale, and wellbeing at work, whatever your budget.
Bio: Susi has worked in both corporate and public sector jobs, across a variety of roles, as well as having extensive voluntary experience. As a person with an invisible disability, Susi is also very aware of potential pitfalls for employers - accessibility is an issue in which she is particularly interested. She also sits on the staff wellbeing committee in her current role, with a focus on staff reward and development.
Ollie Brown, Movement Teacher from ReDevelop Movement
Don't Just Sit There - Combatting the Effects of Sedentary Work (it's not what you think)
Talk Summary: Is sitting really the new smoking? Clickbait headlines and industry trends would have you believe so, but it's not so black and white. The problems surrounding our modern lifestyles are incredibly complex but the solutions are remarkably (and sometimes embarrasingly) simple. I'm providing a brief overview of these solutions and how they can be applied to your everyday life to solve the physical ailments you may have. The best bit; it's a lot more fun than exercise.
Bio: Experienced Teacher with a demonstrated history of working in the professional training & coaching industry. Specialising in the application of mobility training to increase quality of life, rehabilitate injuries and mitigate the damage of future injuries. Founded ReDevelop Movement to combat the ever decreasing physical health of the population while providing a welcome alternative to the mundane trends in 'fitness' and 'exercise'.
As ever, pizza and drinks (essential to wellbeing, we're sure you'll agree) will be provided by our lovely sponsors:
Purple Tuesday https://twitter.com/PurpleTuesday
Leathes Prior https://www.leathesprior.co.uk/
Please join us for the Pre-Event for Sync the City - 54 startup event.
You will have the chance to practice your 1 minute pitch, give feedback to other pitchers, and get an overview of the tech, tools & APIs that will be available at the event.
You will also have the chance to meet event organisers and ask any questions about Sync the City.
Please grab a pre-event ticket here:
** The One Minute Pitch **
Sync the City starts with the initial pitching. If you have a great idea, you have 60 seconds to persuade your the audience to vote for your pitch, so you can proceed to the next stage (forming a team).
At each event, we usually have around 25% of the event attendees pitching an idea. Anybody can take to the stage and pitch an idea.
** Practice Your Pitch **
Join us at this special pre-event, in which you will have the opportunity to practice your pitch and get feedback.
Everybody is welcome, even if you are not attending Sync the city itself, or you are not planning to pitch.
** Tech, Tools and APIs overview **
Norfolk Developers will present the available tools, tech and APIs that can be used by the teams at Sync The City.
Here we go again! Please join us for our BIG event!
Sync The City - Build & Launch a Startup in 54 Hours, for fun or for profit.
TICKETS - https://syncthecity18.eventbrite.co.uk/
This is our 5th year running! Over the last 4 years we have seen 500 people and 49 teams build and launch a startup in 54 Hours. UEA, SyncNorwich (and our lovely sponsors and judges) have given away over £20,000 in cash and prizes.
The Alumni of Winners.
2014 - Mylib – The library in your pocket
2015 - Everyday Spaces – Making Churches Everyday Places.
2016 - Pantry - Bring Intelligence To The Table
2017 - Safepoint – Ensuring Your Lone Workers are Never Truly Alone.
2018 - Who's next!?
This year it will be held on November 15-17th at OPEN, Norwich. More details see http://www.syncthecity.com.
Tickets sold out in 9 days last year, so take advantage of this pre-release. Full Public release goes out on Monday, Sept 10th.
GET YOUR TICKET HERE https://syncthecity18.eventbrite.co.uk/
What people say....
** Life Changing **
“I know it sounds a bit soft but I really do believe that what you guys are doing does have the potential to be life changing for people”. Hayley Johnson, COO, Epos Now.
90 sec video of capturing the Sync the City Experience
All photos from last year
** Anything is Possible **
“I’ve got a huge amount out of Sync The City. Some of us had worked together before, but others hadn’t. We’ve done more in 54 hours than I would have thought possible. Jack Webb, Software Engineer
2017 winning pitch