UCE Disrupt Challenge Series
UCE runs a series of two-day challenges throughout the year partnering with different organisations such as Christchurch Airport, Christchurch City Council and the Marketing Association.
Student challenges and competitions help students develop skills in areas such as presenting, problem-solving, analytical thinking, consulting and teamwork.
Students working in cross-discipline teams have 48-hours to come up with concept solutions to an issue or problem posed by an organisation. Students are more innovative and creative faced with a hard time constraint, having no choice but to to quickly learn and apply social and empathy skills to ensure a successful working team. In just two days, students learn how to effectively work with others, how to compromise, how to communicate with mentors and experts and how to present a compelling pitch.
As there are no long-term consequences to the choices they make, students are able to fail fast, recover and try again in a safe environment.
A recent example was with Christchurch Airport where they posed the challenge to students: how can they improve the customer parking experience at Christchurch airport?
Keep an eye out for the UCE Disrupt 2020 Challenge programme or see past challenges below.
UCE partnered with the Christchurch City Council to provide a two-day Social Enterprise Challenge that tackled Aotearoa's carbon emissions head on.
Ideas to use more detailed customer segments and profiles to improve parking options have taken the top spots this evening after a 48 hour data hackathon held at the airport.
Make a difference to the planet, meet new people, learn some cool stuff and have the opportunity to win cash in the process.
The 48-Hour Health Challenge is a perfect opportunity engage with some of the big problems facing the Health Sector in Canterbury and New Zealand.
Utilise marketing as the tool to solve problems that the Christchurch business community is facing.
Got lots of creative ideas about how we can make Christchurch a better place in 2025? This Challenge is for you!
A chance to win the Canterbury title and compete with students from across New Zealand in the National MYOB IT Challenge.
A 10-day challenge where students will turn $20 seed funding into as much money as they can!
A challenge like no other, this event offers the opportunity to make a long-term difference for a Pacific nation.
This international business case competition emulates real-world scenarios in which consultants prepare and present solutions.
The Kathmandu NZ Student Social Enterprise Challenge gives teams from tertiary institutions a wellness challenge to solve.
GovHack is an open data hackathon. Participants use open data to build innovative solutions to problems.