Join the race

Audience Group : Students


You will be a highly-motivated university student.
You will be keen to make a difference, have a social conscience, an interest in the third world and be passionate for change.
Your skills include the ability to work in a team, be self-directed, project management, research and analysis and you will be confident with media and technology.
You will be imaginative, creative, respectful.
If you have not yet travelled, you will be interested in doing so and have a natural curiosity about the wider world.
You consent for your details to be included in Race 4 Good media/case studies and website.

What’s Required

  • To apply to take part in the Race 4 Good competition, you must submit an entry form accompanied by a 1,000-word essay OR 3-minute video, demonstrating your skill and passion and why you should be selected. See website for more information.
  • There is no participation fee for students.
  • A total of 6 teams will compete in the Race 4 Good competition which runs for 21 days.
  • The business leaders act as advisors to the student team and as a mentor to their assigned student.
  • You will need access to a computer, relevant software and internet.
  • You will document your journey and produce different outputs at various times such as multi-media presentations, documents, plans, social media notifications and so on.
  • If selected, you must be available for the duration of the competition 11 March to 6 April 2017 and for a pre-competition briefing.
  • You will be part of a team of 10 people comprising 4 other students from your university and 5 business leaders.
  • Time commitment estimated to be 10+ hours per week over 3 weeks, but could be more depending on the desire to work on the business plan and your desire to win.
  • The team will determine how and when they work and the direction to take.
  • Students drive and undertake most of the work while the business leaders act as mentors and advisors.
  • You will present either to all stakeholders, or once a week to your individual business mentor to keep them informed of progress.

Student participation is subject to university approval.

Benefits and Rewards

A chance to win a sponsored trip to visit the community you have worked with and be part of the implementation of your winning business plan.
Be part of a unique, global programme and gain satisfaction from helping a challenged community in need.
Apply your learning and quick-start your transition from study to the real world.
Gain exposure to other cultures and start to develop global citizenship.
Develop intercultural communications skills.
Enhance your problem solving and innovation skills.
Enhance your CV and employability.
Develop relationships with students from other faculties and with leading business people.
Network with other universities.
Benefit from cross-fertilization of ideas.
Receive mentorship from a leading business person in a business relevant to your field of study.
Be part of an exciting, high profile, inaugural programme and help shape it for future events.

Key Dates

3rd Feb

Student Pre-Competition opens.

10th Feb 2017

Deadline: student entry forms.

12 Feb 2017

Students selected to take part.

14 – 18 Feb 2017

Briefing by Linda Cruse for students.

Briefing by Linda Cruse for Business Leaders (range of dates to choose from).

16 – 17 Feb 2017

Briefing by Linda Cruse for Advisory Group members.

11 Mar 2017

Official Competition Launch: Race 4 Good begins. Business Leaders and students gather for the launch and teams are announced.

31 Mar 2017

Official Competition Ends. Business plan, budget and presentation submitted.

6 Apr 2017

Judging: Teams present their business plans and budgets to judges. Winning team announced. Closing event.


Members of the winning team travel to Nepal. Dates agreed with winning team.

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