Cuộc thi World of Work Forum 2019 (#WoWForum)

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This is YOUR oppotunity
to share ideas on how, working together, universities, businesses and students could address some of the global challenges we face today.  

If you are a student in the UK or Vietnam, you are invited to take part in the UK-VN HEP WoW (World of Work) competition 2019!

This is a team competition that is a part of the UK-Vietnam Higher Education Partnership (UK-VN HEP) project co-funded by British Council Vietnam and Bournemouth University.

The aim of the project is to better understand issues around university-industry collaboration in each country and share effective practice in engagement of students for addressing relevant national and global issues on employability and innovation.

The competition is inspired by the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and will run two themes:

  • For SDG 4 (Quality Education):
    If you had the power to innovate practices in your university, country or globally, that would impact positively on student employability and/or bridge industry skills gap, what would be your top three projects and how would they be implemented?

    Deadline for submissions:
    1st April 2019, Monday, 8pm VIETNAM time (GMT +7)

  • For SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth):
    How can industry work with universities and students to ensure that by 2020, there is a substantial reduction in the proportion of young people not in employment, education or training? What would be your top three initiatives?

    Deadline for submissions:
    3rd April 2019, Wednesday, 8pm VIETNAM time (GMT +7)

You can join the competition by either registering your team or by requesting that you are assigned to a team. A team could have up to 4 members.

Each team will be presenting their ideas on one of, or both competition themes of the competition through a multi-media artefact (e.g. poster, video, narrated presentation or any other creative way of capturing suggestions). The work will be submitted and shared with the public through a dedicated display on the social network Padlet.

The submissions will be judged by a panel of industry representatives and academics from the UK and Vietnam.

The winning team(s) for each of the competition themes will be announced at one of the two Awards ceremonies: 

  • For the SDG4 theme – on Monday afternoon, 2nd April 2019, at the #WoWForum(*) in Hanoi, and
  • for the SDG8 theme, on Thursday afternoon, 4th April 2019, at the #WoWForum(*) in Ho Chi Minh City. 

(*) The #WoWForum is a key part of the Global Festival of Learning (GFOL), organised by Bournemouth University (BU), UK,  and hosted by Foreign Trade University (FTU) and University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City. Full details for the programme for this joint event are provided on the GFOL web site

The results from the will also be shared through the Facebook page for the Global Festival of Learning 2019 .

Every participant will receive a certificate in recognition of their contribution to the competition.

To take part in the event, you will need to register through completing this survey. Participation is voluntary and you may withdraw at any point.

Personal contact data will be treated as confidential. We will adhere to all your confidentiality requirements.

Registration closes at midnight on 29 March 2019 (GMT), i.e. 7am on 30 March 2019 (Vietnam).