Graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in any UK college are invited to participate. Teams are comprised of four to six students and at least 3 different UK colleges must be represented.
After you register and are selected, members will be randomly assigned to teams. Applicants may request to be paired with a maximum of two other applicants at the time of registration, but team membership is not guaranteed as priority must be given to the overall needs of the competition and team diversity. Post-graduate and post-doctoral fellows are not eligible to participate.
Teams with members from diverse backgrounds and colleges are often able to create more well-rounded case solutions, and have a better chance of advancing to the final round.
Teams are made up of 4-6 students, each team representing a minimum of 3 colleges. The maximum number of teams will be 18.
The case is released one week before the Saturday competition. Presentations will be due the morning of the competition.
Once the case is released, it is at each team's discretion as to how much time it spends working on its presentation. In addition to attendance at mandatory events the week of the competition, successful teams have found that spending an additional 10-20 hours working together on their project yields optimal results.
Mandatory events the week of the competition include:
- Opening & Team Meet and Greet from 5 - 7 p.m. on Tuesday
- Presentation and Pitch Skills Development 5 - 7 p.m. on Wednesday
- Global Health Lecture from 12 - 1 p.m. on Friday
- Team Work Day and Mentor Sessions from 1 - 5 p.m. on Friday
- The Competition will run from 8 am to approximately 3 p.m. the following day, Saturday
Past topics have included gun violence in Honduras, tobacco use in India, childhood obesity in Mexico, and palliative care needs in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.