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What is Unihack?

Unihack is an ongoing series of events aimed at students from all backgrounds and fields of study. This yearly event brings students from across the United Kingdom together with the shared goal of creating innovative solutions to problems faced globally.

Unihack is a fantastic opportunity for you to work with other like-minded students, develop ideas, be mentored by leading employers, win prizes, and so much more!

You do not need any coding or other special skills to join UniHack; it is open to all students, no matter what subject you study or how tech-savvy you are!

Check out our previous employer partners for Unihack!
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The Unihack Tracks

UniHack provides three areas of interest for you to get involved in, we call these tracks. The tracks are in place to ensure everyone can take part in the event, as well as to provide varied solutions to be created without a limitation of a topic. 

 

The three tracks are:
 

UniHack Biz is the business-orientated track of the hackathon. This track is perfect for those of you that have an idea to revolutionize an industry!

UniHack Social is the track dedicated to making the world a better place. This Track focuses on the impact social changes can make!

UniHack Tech is orientated around using technology to create solutions to solve outstanding issues around the world!

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What do I get out of UniHack?

Here's what you can gain from participating in one of our UniHack events! 

Alongside all of these benefits, you have the opportunity to network and collaborate with fellow students from across the United Kingdom. This opportunity to network and work with new individuals will be a great way of meeting new friends with a shared goal of providing innovative solutions to global issues!  

Below, you can see how many participants we have actively engaged in UniHack. Each person has committed their time and effort to provide new ideas following challenge statements from one of our three tracks!

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Our previous UniHack events!

Explore our previous UniHacks below! 

UniHack 2020

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UniHack 2022

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UniHack 2021

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To be announced...

Keep your eyes open for our next Unihack!

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FAQ's

  • What is a Hackathon?
    Hackathons are events where people come together (physically or remotely!) and collaborate in small teams to come up with creative solutions to specific problems, within a set time limit. Traditionally, hackathons were all about coding or creating hardware/software, but the definition has changed to become more inclusive.
  • Is it free to participate? What do i need?
    Yes - participation is entirely free. All you will need is a computer/laptop and a half-decent internet connection.
  • What are the prizes?
    We will have exciting prizes worth thousands of pounds for all winners. Watch this space for more details. We will also offer all participants involved a Certificate.
  • How is UniHack different?
    UniHack is different from other, existing hackathons in a few ways. Firstly, the hackathon will involve students in multiple universities across the UK, allowing for a more diverse range of fellow participants, as well as the chance to connect with people outside your typical university bubble! Secondly, the themes of the various tracks have been selected specifically to tackle some of the most important issues and phenomena that will affect us all in the years to come. We will only solve these problems with the kind of innovation and entrepreneurship that this event aims to promote! This could be a chance to get involved in something that really makes a difference. And lastly, UniHack is entirely virtual! Powered by ProjectSet’s online collaborative tool, you will be able to discuss your ideas, receive guidance, present, and be judged - all from the comfort of your own home!
  • Who can take part?
    UniHack is an event for students and recent grads of any discipline and background - and that’s it! There are no other barriers to entry and absolutely no costs. The event aims to help university students and recent grads (having graduated in Summer 2019 or after) who are looking to gain experience, skills, and exposure to employers, in a time when internships and work experience opportunities are scarcer than they have been in recent years.
  • How will UniHack help me?
    As well as being a fun way to connect with fellow students over relevant innovations, UniHack will be a fantastic way to boost your CV, especially in a time when the future of internships and work experience is a little uncertain! You will pick up key skills - including teamwork, communication, working to deadlines, thinking outside the box, compromising, working virtually, and self-management - all of which are amongst the top skills valued by employers! We will additionally be allowing employers to connect with star participants after the event, meaning this could be a great way to secure future opportunities with some of our great sponsors.
  • How does team formation work? Can I form my own team?
    It’s simple and easy to form your team. Just select the option ‘Form my own team’ when you register for UniHack on the ProjectSet site. You will be prompted to enter the email IDs of the other members of your team, and they will automatically be informed and connected to your team. If you do not have a team, there is an option for you to join other teams that have open spaces!
  • How do I register?
    Registration is simple, all you have to do is sign up here!
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