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Competitions and business challenges

Think you could beat other students from across the UK and around the world to win great prizes and even paid work experience with top companies?

Get involved with one of the many 'games' and business challenges running across industries such as Marketing, Journalism, Financial Trading, Project Management and more!

If you are getting involved, remember UCL Careers can help through our one-to-one advice service.

VINCI Construction

"How should companies working in the construction field make use of new technologies like VR and AI, and how can they develop and adapt to meet society's needs and improve people's quality of life?"

If you can answer this, then you have until 1 March to upload a 3-slide presentation & a 1.30-min video outlining your project.

The best teams will be invited (all inclusive) to visit a secret VINCI location!

More information here: https://www.agorize.com/fr/challenges/thetrail2020?lang=en

Schneider Electric Innovative Project Competition

Schneider Electric is inviting UCL (University College London) students to come up with innovative projects in one of the following fields: Access to Energy - Smart Buildings - Plants of the Future - Grids of the Future

Students have until 31 January to upload a 5-slide presentation outlining their project.

The best teams will compete during regional finals to win a trip to Las Vegas More & Boston to visit SE's Innovation Hub.

More information here: https://gogreen.se.com/en/challenges/2020-europe

Orwell Society offering £3,000 bursary to support journalists of the future

The Orwell Society is inviting aspiring journalists to enter a competition to receive a bursary of £3,000 to support them through their education and training.

The competition is open to students who in September/October 2020 will be continuing their UK undergraduate journalism course or moving from their final year on to a postgraduate journalism programme. 

The competition is also open to all undergraduate and post-graduate students at a UK university who are aiming to take up a job in journalism in September/October 2020. Those students on non-journalism programmes will have to convince the panel of judges about their commitment to taking up a journalism job.

The judges of the competition are Richard Blair, son of Orwell and Patron of the Orwell Society, Ros Wynne-Jones, of the Daily Mirror, Dr Judith Townend, journalist and lecturer in media and information law at the University of Sussex, and Richard Lance Keeble, Professor of Journalism at the University of Lincoln and chair of The Orwell Society.

Ellizabeth Howcroft, a graduate of Cambridge University and winner of the bursary for 2019-2020, said: “The clarity and lucidity of Orwell's prose has had a significant impact on my aims and ambitions as I start my career. Orwell inspires me to seek truth and to learn to communicate it plainly, without the obstruction of jargon or euphemism. I am also inspired by his intellectual versatility, as he writes convincingly on such a range of topics.”

The full terms and conditions for the competition (and deadline) can be obtained by emailing info@orwellsociety.com with Bursary Journalist in the header.