WTUN’s first student competition “What does “Digital Creativity” mean to you? ” has reached its first stage of shortlisting.
Students from WTUN member institutions were invited to take part in a student competition and submit a project proposal that would help to address an issue connected to one of the 3 WTUN’s chosen UN Sustainable Development Goals; Clean Water and Sanitation, Good Health and Wellbeing, Sustainable Cities and Communities. The proposals were required to contain an element of public engagement, have a societal impact and use digital creativity.
The competition has now closed to new entries, and we received a total of 38 proposals from 9 different institutions. Of those; 8 focused on Clean Water and Sanitation, 12 focused on Good Health and Wellbeing and 18 on Sustainable Cities and Communities. There was a good geographical spread with proposals from many of our members taking part. The entries were scored on several criteria including use of public engagement, societal impact and harnessing digital creativity. Proposals were also assessed on their feasibility and cost effectiveness. The students rose to the challenge and submitted excellent proposals to a very high standard. The assessors (made from the WTUN Operational Board) had a very hard job but have shortlisted teams from the following institutions:
- Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
- Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
- FH Oberösterreich University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
- University of Bradford
All shortlisted teams have now been asked to produce a short video showcasing their proposal. Keep an eye out on WTUN social media channels for these over the coming weeks.
The winning team will be announced in early June – good luck to all the shortlisted teams!