Careers Service

General competitions

General competitions

Taking part in competitions can enhance your career opportunities. You could win a cash prize, an internship or even a chance to travel abroad.

Deadlines are staggered throughout the year, so check each link for up-to-date information.

  • TARGETjobs: Female Undergraduate of the Year - annual competition to win a paid internship with leading employers, trips abroad, and the chance to be recognised as the very best. This year's prize is a 10 week summer internship with Rolls Royce. Applications closed on 30 January 2019.
  • TARGETjobs: Male Undergraduate of the Year - annual competition to win a paid internship with leading employers, trips abroad, and the chance to be recognised as the very best. This year's prize is a 10 week summer internship with L'Oreal in Paris. Applications closed on 30 January 2019.
  • TARGETjobs: LGBTQ+ Undergraduate of the Year - opportunity to win a place on Clifford Chance's SPARK scheme and, upon completion of the programme, a trip to its Hong Kong office, where you will work shadow and attend Clifford Chance's annual Pride Art exhibition, run by Arcus, the firm's LGBT+ network. Applications closed on 30 January 2019.
  • TARGETjobs: The One to Watch Undergraduate - opportunity for 2nd year undergraduates to win a 10 week paid internship with First Names Group, including a week in Hong Kong.  Applications closed on 30 January 2019.
  • TARGETjobs: Undergraduate of the Year for Impactful Social Action - opportunity to win a unique experience with Teach First. Applications closed on 30 January 2019.
  • TARGETjobs: Most Innovative Undergraduate of the Year - you could be studying any degree, but you will be a creative, curious and strategic thinker who is passionate about innovation and a career in financial services. Prize includes insight into banking and networking opportunities with Deutsche Bank. Applications closed on 30 January 2019.
  • Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) - recognises the achievements of students who combine part-time and freelance work with their study commitments. Nominations open in February and close in March each year.
  • WorldLabs: Elevating Ideas - competition that awards £50k to the most innovative idea or startup from any field. The best 10 applicants will have the opportunity to pitch at a large startup conference in October. The deadline for entries last year was 3 September 2018.
  • Adzuna Student of the Year - annual competition with the opportunity to win £3500 and an internship at a top company. To enter, all you have to do is say what your dream job is and why you would be suited to it. Applications closed on 31 December 2018.
  • MYCS Scholarship - MYCS is an interiors brand based in Berlin. They’re offering a one-off scholarship of £2000 to a current student (undergraduate or postgraduate) studying any degree discipline. Submit a 2000-word innovative essay, outlining an original and creative solution to a problem relating to your field of study, for the chance to win the scholarship and be featured in their online magazine. Entries closed on 1 May 2019.
  • Milkround Society Awards - opportunity for university societies to meet employers, build on their skills, present to a panel of judges and compete to win one of two prizes. The winner of the Society award will win a £1,000 cash prize for their society, and the winner of the individual award will win a £250 cash prize for themselves. Nominations closed on 20 May 2019.