World Innovation Challenge
48 hours. 3 Sustainability Challenges. £2000.
Introducing the 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗜𝗻𝗻𝗼𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗴𝗲 (𝗪𝗜𝗖)
- An opportunity for 45 Warwick students to work in a GLOBAL team with Monash University students to create a business idea that tackles a key sustainability challenge 📣
- Starting on the 9th of October, you will work online for 48 hours to make a business plan that solves one of 3 sustainability challenges.
- The best Monash-Warwick team will win £2000/$4000 to kickstart your business idea (or you can keep it!) and a place in Enactus Warwick’s Advance Accelerator 🏆
- Every participant will walk away having upskilled, a richer understanding of sustainability in business, certificate of completion AND exclusive merch (so you can rep WIC all year round!)
- Don’t have any experience in business or sustainability? We welcome students of ALL experience levels and backgrounds 👨🎓
You will receive guidance, keynote talks and mentoring from industry experts and leading entrepreneurs throughout the 48 hours to ensure that you have developed the key skills needed to submit the business plan via a short video.
- Registrations will close on the 5th of October. Everyone must register individually but you are allowed to apply with a maximum of 2 other people which you should highlight in the application.
- Connect with passionate young people around the globe. Develop your business skill set. Create impact.
👨💻 𝗥𝗘𝗚𝗜𝗦𝗧𝗘𝗥 𝗛𝗘𝗥𝗘: http://bit.ly/2020WIC
⏰ 𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗠𝗘𝗡𝗖𝗘𝗠𝗘𝗡𝗧 𝗧𝗜𝗠𝗘/𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: 9:30am BST, 7:30pm AEDT, Friday the 9th of October
International Conference of Undergraduate Research 2020
The 8th International Conference of Undergraduate Research will take place on the 29th & 30th September 2020.
Students will still present their research in video-linked sessions with our partner universities around the world. For 2020 there will be students from universities across 5continents with spoken and poster presentations over 48 hours!
To view the spoken presentation schedules for each participation institutions, visit icurportal.com.
Then to attend ICUR 2020 virtually, download and register with the ICUR App. Watch sessions, participate, interact and ask questions without leaving your home. No matter which time zone you live in, you will have access to any panel that is taking place while you are logged in to the ICUR App. Available now to download on both mobile and desktop devices via both the Apple and Google Play stores.
Drop into the conference – join a session, watch speakers, and visit the virtual poster sessions. Network, ask questions, interact with presenters and audience and feel part of a truly interdisciplinary international academic conference.
Travel advice for students travelling aboard
Please note the current travel advice if you are planning to do your URSS project overseas.
At present students travelling to China are not insured. If you make advanced travel arrangements but the FCO then advise against travel due to Coronavirus claims will not be paid. If you do decide to go ahead and plan your trip try to find flights and accommodation that can be cancelled at minimal or no cost as you will not be covered by the University policy or be reimbursed by the University.
If you are a Chinese national and book a flight to return to China you will not be covered by the University’s travel policy. You will need to arrange your own insurance cover.
Travel to Hong Kong is still covered by the University's travel policy but we would strongly advise that flights and accommodation should only be booked if they can be cancelled at minimal or no cost. Please be aware that there is also a risk that Hong Kong Universities may still be closed and if you need to cancel your trip as a result of the closures the insurers and the University will not cover your costs.
The FCO advice should be monitored daily if you are planning to travel to a country that is associated with any health or safety risk. All URSS students travelling outside the UK will be required to complete a detailed risk assessment.
For further information please refer to Advice for Warwick community on Coronavirus outbreak
EUTOPIA/URSS Research Bursary Opportunity
EUtopia is an alliance of six European universities that exists to create a connected and inclusive community addressing global and local challenges. Funded by the European Commission through the Erasmus+ ‘European Universities’ programme, EUtopia is comprised of Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the University of Gothenburg, CY Cergy Paris Université , Pompeu Fabra University – Barcelona, the University of Warwick, and is led by the University of Ljubljana.
This year EUtopia will offer two Warwick students a €1500 bursary to carry out a URSS summer research project at one the EUtopia partners. The funding will support EUtopia’s mission of working as a network of European campuses, through collaborative research, increased mobility of students, academics and staff, and shared innovations that serve the wider public in regional communities.
If you are interested, please apply by completing the EUTOPIA application form.
Application deadline is 31 March 2020.
Students who have previously received a URSS bursary are eligible to apply.
URSS Drop-in Session
The drop-in sessions will continue throughout Term 2 every Wednesday between 2-4pm in the Student Opportunity Hub.
If you have any questions about the URSS or would like to collect your URSS certificate please drop in any time between 2-4pm. No appointment required.