Careers Future

Are you up for a different kind of challenge?

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Are you up for a different kind of challenge this semester? Looking for something to add to your CV to make you stand out. Are you always coming up with new problem solving ideas or are you ready to take on a real world challenge? If this sounds like you take a look at the following competitions currently open for applications.

Venture Out
This annual competition run by Manchester Enterprise Centre is looking for students who have a great solution to an everyday problem. You may have an idea that will improve the environment, a plan to enhance social wellbeing, or concept for a new product or service. If so, why not enter Venture Out and see if you could win a cash prize to take your ideas further.

Venture Out is open to all students at the University, and you can enter as an individual or in a team of up to six people. The competition has five categories; business, creative, environmental, social and technology.

The deadline for entries is 12 noon on Friday, 9 November 2018. For more information visit the Manchester Enterprise Centre.

Duff & Phelps YOUniversity Deal Challenge
The YOUniversity Deal Challenge encourages students to team up with their peers to take on a national case study. The annual competition which began in 2010 challenges students in a broad range of skills including; mergers and acquisitions, disputes, transaction opinions, and valuation advisory. Students work together in teams of two or three to apply their technical reasoning and critical thinking skills to solve a complex transaction related to key stages in business deal making.

The deadline for teams to register is Friday 26 October 2018. For more information visit and the rules of the competition visit Duff & Phelps website.

TargetJobs Undergraduate of the Year
Another annual competition looking to find the best students in the UK is the TargetJobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards. The awards have various categories including; Future CEO of the Year, The Science Undergraduate of the Year, LGBTQ+ Undergraduate of the Year, and Undergraduate of the Year for Impactful Social Action.

Each award is sponsored by a graduate employer, and winners can receive paid internships, trips abroad and other exclusive opportunities.

For more information on the application process and the various categories visit the Undergraduate of the Year website.