Impact Challenge

The Impact Challenge is a week long work experience opportunity open to undergraduate students from a widening participation background.

Work with employers to solve real-life problems have the chance to learn and see first-hand how a local small or medium sized organisation operates and how you can make an impact to their business.

You will work in small groups on a project, set by a local employer, where each group then presents back their output(s) at the end of the week.

Key benefits of the Impact Challenge

  • The opportunity to gain key skills and attributes that will support you with exploring your strengths and interests in order to find a career that is right for you.
  • We will provide you with training sessions on project management, commercial awareness, teamwork, decision making and delivering effective presentations.
  • Your group will also be assigned a mentor, who has been through the Impact Challenge, to guide you through your project brief, offer suggestions and act as a sounding board.

Previous employer partners

Previous employer partners, who have worked on the Impact Challenge, have included:


Professional Services