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QChallenge London – a new programme from Careers and Enterprise

Become a driving force and develop the leadership skills and networks for your future.


Apply to QChallenge London and you will work in a team to explore a major challenge for a London organisation with a focus on health, housing and transport. As you tackle your assigned challenge, you will meet leaders from global businesses, government and not-for-profits. Designed in partnership with Common Purpose, QChallenge London offers you the chance to engage with the working world and develop the skills, cultural intelligence and networks for your future. By participating, you’ll be in the first group of students to experience QChallenge London as it’s trialled for the QMUL Model – QMUL’s ground-breaking cross-curricular programme.

Who can take part?

QChallenge is open to all QMUL undergraduates. Postgraduate students are not eligible to apply.

How can I apply?

To apply, please complete this online application form on the website. Before applying, please read through the key dates featured on our website.

Applications close at midnight on Sunday 3 December.

What does QChallenge involve?

The programme will run from Monday 5 February to Friday 13 April. You will work in teams to explore a major challenge within an organisation and as you tackle your assigned challenge, you will meet leaders from global businesses, government and not-for-profit organisations. This will help you and your fellow participants understand the challenge and find creative ideas to solve it. During the 2018 pilot programme you will be working within the fields of housing, health and transport. Some of the organisations you could meet include: TFL, Housing Association Charitable Trust, Poplar Harca, UCL Partners, Medicines sans Frontiers, London Met, Infinity Sutton, Cross Rail and NHS. Challenges run on similar programmes in the past include helping housing associations to identify ‘at risk’ tenants to prevent homelessness, and working with transport providers in making contactless payment inclusive for marginalised groups.

Further information

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