Building work-ready skills whilst studying

“Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgment.” (unattributed)   It is widely recognised that whatever the level of educational qualification achieved, studying alone does not equip students to have ‘work- ready skills’. There are many practical, less tangible accomplishments which are just as important in preparing for employment, whether that’s working for …

Santander EA18 Awards – pitching for the win

Entering the Santander EA18 Awards has been a great experience already. Doing the pitch really forced us to focus on producing a concise and compelling business proposition. All the feedback has been really helpful and we’re looking forward to the finals now!”  – Seb Kummle, Director, Citylife UK Santander EA18 Awards   Two start-up businesses based in …

Universitas 21 Challenge 2018

“It was exciting to see participants of Universitas 21 delivering creative solutions to real world problems across a range of different fields.”  – George Smith, year 2 Geography student, University of Nottingham (UK) The pros and cons of participating in the Universitas 21 Challenge*. *Disclaimer*: we didn’t win by George Smith. Universitas 21 is a …

Ingenuity18: Meet the Top 24

From the Ideas Summit right through to the final pitching stages, Ingenuity18 has been an incredible journey of creativity and exploration for many people. With 254 teams globally and over 450 innovators bringing their ideas on how to #FixTheWorld, our amazing judging panel have whittled it down to the Top24 who will be in with …

Ingenuity18 Blog: Final Tips for your Competition Applications

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later – Og Mandino As you begin to finalise your Ingenuity18 submission I thought it would be useful to provide you with some high-level advice based on my own experiences producing credible business plans and successful bids and competition entries. My Top 5 points …

Ingenuity18 Meet the Speaker: Dr Alex Trautrims

Dr Alex Trautrims is the Unchained Supply Project Lead, Rights Lab at The University of Nottingham. His role focuses on developing knowledge that helps to detect modern slavery in supply chains, to understand how supply chain design impacts the occurrence of modern slavery, and the diffusion of good labour practices. During the Ingenuity18 Ideas Summit, Alex …

Ingenuity18: Final Tips For Your Application

“The will to succeed means nothing without the will to prepare” – Juma Ikangaa Ingenuity18 is open to all University of Nottingham (UoN) undergraduates, postgraduates, alumni, APM staff and early stage researchers in the UK, Malaysia and Ningbo. With a prize fund of £100,000+, and fantastic networking opportunities with a range of industry leaders, it is a great …

Mentors30 Competition: Calling all engineers

Mentor30Engineers was set up by Sainsbury Management Fellows, the charity that enables engineers to augment engineering qualifications and experience with essential business skills. SMF does this by annually awarding £300,000 in MBA scholarships towards the cost of studying at top business schools including INSEAD, Stanford, Wharton, Harvard and LBS. This new competition marks 30 years …

Ingenuity18 in a nutshell: What to expect

Ingenuity18 is here to help you find your lightbulb moment, connect you with thought leaders and industry experts, and will provide an exciting opportunity for you to celebrate your creativity and innovation. INGENUITY18 IDEAS SUMMIT If you don’t know already, the Ingenuity18 Ideas Summit is a ground-breaking, weekend-long event and the first of its kind at The …

Ingenuity18 Ideas Summit: Who’s who?

Each year, the Ingenuity competition grows, develops and gets better and better. Ingenuity18 is no different, and it’s kicking off with the biggest date in your diary: the Ingenuity18 Ideas Summit. Ingenuity18 Ideas Summit is a groundbreaking event and the first of its kind at The University of Nottingham. Open to all Ingenuity18 entrants, we want …