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Wired UK scholarship


City teams up with Wired to offer a scholarship to a future innovation leader
City University London’s Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice  has teamed up with Wired UK  – the magazine that explores the next big ideas in science, culture, business and technology – to offer a scholarship worth £14, 950 for its unique Masters in Innovation, Creativity and Leadership (MICL).
The MICL was launched in September 2010 and is a part-time, interdisciplinary course designed to give innovation leaders all of the skills needed to turn ideas into action.
Applicants for the scholarship are invited to submit an essay, video or presentation outlining creative ideas that make it easier for the average consumer to choose a sustainable diet – food that has a lower carbon footprint or impact on the environment.
It is the second time that the Wired UK scholarship has been offered, with Marc Scheimann, an IT Service Delivery Manager at Fujitsu, receiving the accolade in 2010. Marc is now completing the first year of the 28 month course and has been enjoying the diverse yet connected subject areas covered by it.
He explains: "The entrepreneur James Caan once said, ‘The path less travelled is often paved with gold’. It’s something that has stuck with me and prompted me to apply for the scholarship. When presented with a challenge, most people come up with similar ideas and it’s hard to get your voice heard among the crowd. The MICL has taught me how to take a different path – one that fits with your strengths and enables you to stand out and shine.”
Further details on how to enter the scholarship competition and full terms and conditions are available at
The deadline for applications is Tuesday 5 July 2011.