Events, competitions and initiatives

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We ask each of our partner universities to submit one candidate for each area, with submissions backed up by a video from each student.

The winners are announced at the awards ceremony later in the year.

Upcoming dates:

2-6 September 2019    

11 December 2019         

Submission period

Awards ceremony

Take a look at our information pack to learn more about the Impact Awards.

You can get involved with our schemes, programmes and awards if you’re a student at one of our 87 partner universities

If you want to learn more, get in touch with us at and we’ll be able to connect you with someone at your university who can tell you all about it.

Since then, it has grown to be one of the UK’s largest student and graduate business pitching competitions. We reward entrepreneurs by offering cash prizes, mentoring and start-up support and have so far given away more than £420,000 to start-ups and small businesses.

Upcoming dates: 

3 September 2019 

3 October       

Pitch practice day
An opportunity for teams to finesse their skills ahead of the National Final. 

National final

The two winners and two runners up are announced.

Take a look at our information pack to learn more about the Entrepreneurship Awards.

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We recognise the challenges currently facing the UK’s engineering industry, in particular the challenges faced by female engineering students, which is why we have created the programme of dedicated support for female engineers, with the objective of providing the students with the tools and resources that they will need to succeed after university.

Upcoming dates:

30 October 2019 

Women’s Engineering Society Awards Dinner
Sponsored by Santander Universities 

  Take a look at our information pack to learn more about the STEMships and the awards.