Social Storm 2016

Social Storm_FB Banner (1)What is Social Storm?

Social Storm is a unique experiential learning opportunity for university students. We facilitate the connection of passionate young people, to allow them to collaborate on finding innovative solutions to the two global issues chosen for this year during the 24 hour hack-a-thon and then submit a video pitch to a team of judges.

The global issues chosen for this year are: Food Security and Global Housing

These events bring international universities and their students together to discuss how to tackle global issues via sustainable and financially viable solutions. Technology plays a large role in connecting participants together.

At every Social Storm event we aim to provide an intensive and challenging, but enjoyable experience, outside of the classroom.

Why Participate in Social Storm?


We want to inspire students with great example of social enterprise, businesses and projects happening around us. We hope student inspire themselves, with how much they can achieve in under 24 hours.

Develop skills

We want to develop students’ enterprise and employability skills and knowledge of business.

Uncover the potential of technology

We want to demonstrate the potential technology has to change how we communicate our ideas and collaborate across the countries.

The Social Issues

Food Security

Food security, at the individual, household, national, regional and global levels [is achieved] when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.

Sustainable Housing

When we use the word “sustainable” we mean homes that are designed to reduce the overall environmental impact during and after construction in such a way that we can meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Sustainable housing also involves providing sufficient housing for growing populations.



What to Expect: Groups Involved

Student Teams:
– Students will be allocated to teams with a minimum of six members.
– Teams will consist of members from three different universities.
– Teams will be encouraged to use a variety of online platforms to communicate effectively.

– Mentors will be required for Mentor panels, onsite mentoring and online mentoring.
– Mentor descriptions listing key skills will be available on the website.
– The university will also provide mentor support on site.

– 1 onsite point of contact will be present for entire 24hrs.
– Act as main channel of communication between students and Social Storm.
– Organise room and tech requirements and organise online connection to Social Storm.

Social Storm:
– Provider helplines for teams, technical and any other queries throughout the event.
– Organise mentors and judging with a variety of specialism.

If you wish to find out more about Social Storm 2016, click here

To submit your application, click here.