#makeyourmark is a challenge for University of Edinburgh undergraduate students to create a business idea that has a positive social impact by tackling inequality.

Join us for this fun, inspiring, and eye-opening challenge in which you will build knowledge, contacts, and create a business idea that matches profit with purpose. Working with other undergraduate students from across the University, you will develop and pitch business ideas that aim to tackle inequalities and transform local communities.

Inspiring business leaders and bright minds from the University will support you throughout, and you will also have the chance to win money-can't-buy mentoring and shadowing with Scotland's business leaders.

And most importantly, you will #makeyourmark.

2021 Challenge Topics

  • Food poverty
  • Climate change
  • Mental Health (including isolation)
  • Social inequality (including access to digital education and migration)

2021 Challenges 2021 Programme & Prizes

I have learnt how to be creative, speak for myself, and to be more open minded.
Great advice from experts and facilitators.
I was reassured as a business student and person that I am on the right path to making a difference.

For Undergraduate Edinburgh Award participants: taking part in this event will count towards your Impact Activity or Leadership Activity hours (about 18 hours if you participate in the whole event).

#makeyourmark is open to University of Edinburgh undergraduates from years 1 to 4.

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