Social Storm 2017

 

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.

Social Storm 2017 will be tackling two UN Sustainable Development Goals; Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable & Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. 

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 environment, but also an enjoyable experience outside of the classroom.

Why Participate in Social Storm?

Inspire

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

Social Storm 2017 will be tackling two UN Sustainable Development Goals:

  • Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

  • Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

 

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:
– 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.

University:
– 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 2017, click here

To submit your application, click here.