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. Already formed teams can work together as long as they meet the requirement of no more than 3 members from the same college.
After you register and are selected, members will be randomly assigned to teams. 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 late on the Monday 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.
Below is the general schedule:
- Friday – Deadline for registration
- Monday – Participants receive case and team assignment
- Tuesday – Meet and Greet, orientation from 5-6pm
- Opening remarks, meet event organizers
- Overview of the week’s schedule
- Case presentation overview
- Friday – Team workday and time with mentors 1:30pm – 5:00pm.
- Saturday – Case Competition 8:00am – 4:00pm
Go ahead and be optimistic with your planning, as the winning UK team will also be competing virtually at the Emory International Case Competition in Spring 2023, with the week leading up to it similar to UK's case competition scheduling format.
- Friday time with mentors is a range of times when mentoring will occur. Each team will only receive 1 hour of scheduled mentorship, then are free to pursue other obligations, including working on the case.
- Saturday, Case Competition presentation day- Teams will attend a short opening session, are scheduled for a 30 minute presentation (including Q&A) and are welcome to virtually attend a 30 minute awards ceremony and closing.
Past topics have included gun violence in Honduras, tobacco use in India, childhood obesity in Mexico, unknown viral outbreak in Qatar during the World Cup, palliative care needs in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.