21 Day Challenge

The 21 Day Pacific Challenge brings teams of students from across the university together to solve a problem in a Pacific nation.

The challenge is a competition like no other, providing students with the opportunity to make a real impact on international communities in need.

Participants are selected by academic advisors and placed into teams. Students are allocated to a team based on their studies to ensure that each team has a diverse pool of knowledge and represents each of the five colleges.

The students involved with the 21 Day Pacific Challenge in both 2015 and 2016 recorded their experiences in a blog.  Read the blog here.

2016 - Niue

In 2016 the challenge focused on Niue with students developing plans to assist the Niuean community to conserve, protect and sustainably manage its food supply in a way that can be self-sufficient.

A range of mentors from academic, cultural, business and alumni guided the participants.

Find out more about the 2016 challenge by clicking here.

2015 - Philippines

In 2015 thirty students worked with thirty mentors for 21 days. The mission? To create a business plan to transform the lives of those in the small village of Tarong, Philippines.

You can read more about the student experience on their blog here.

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