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Participate in a free, 12-week programme to turn your bright ideas into reality!

The University of Brighton’s beepurple team has some exciting news to share with our students!

The Santander X Explorer programme is open for applications!

A unique learning experience for you

This is an amazing opportunity for you – our students – to develop your business ideas, and experience what life as an entrepreneur could look like through a “learning by doing” methodology. 

The programme enables you to connect with an international community of enterprising students, and receive free, online training over 12 weeks, so that you can develop the necessary skills to transform your idea into a viable and sustainable solution which also helps contribute towards the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Boost your employability

By accessing this free programme, you will also significantly boost your employability, as you will:

  • Develop creative thinking skills geared towards building solutions;
  • Identify your goals and values, explore your limits, and understand your potential;
  • Learn to understand and empathise with your potential clients’ needs;
  • Discover and learn the latest techniques and tools for communicating with your audience(s);
  • Learn soft skills that will help you succeed in any professional field;
  • Connect with other like-minded people.

In addition to benefiting from the free training, and being part of an international community of enterprising students, you will also receive mentoring from experts! You will also receive a participation certificate if you complete the programme and activities.

To apply for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, submit your application before 12 December 2023.

The programme will start on 29 January 2024, and will finish on 28 April 2024. Ideally, you will be expected to spend 8-10 hours per week on all the activities over the 12-week period.

Remember, this programme is free for all participants!

For more information about the programme, and to apply, go to: Santander X Explorer

If you have any questions about the programme or would like some support filling out your application form for the programme, please contact the beepurple team by email –


Clare Griffiths • 03/11/2023

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