Henley Challenge 2016 entry information


How do I enter?

1. Enter as an individual or team (max. five people)

  • Participants should be current students who are studying in the UK 

2. Write or film a short proposal summary of your key points

  • Theme question: "Shape the future of business! What impact will your sector or field make in the next 70 years?"
  • Written proposals: 500 words max, Word document or PDF
  • Film proposals: 3 minutes max, Windows Media Audio/Video file (.wmv) or AVI

3. Discuss your ideas and proposal with one of our Henley Challenge mentors

  • Mentor details will be released in due course. Keep an eye on this page, or contact the Henley Challenge Team for information

4. Come along to the drop-in support session

  • Tuesday 12 January 2016, 10:00-11:30, HUMSS G57 at Whiteknights

5. Download and complete an entry form

  • Email your entry form with your proposal to the Henley Challenge team
  • Deadline: Midnight, Friday 29 January 2016

6. Up to five finalists will be invited to present at an evening event

  • Tuesday 23 February 2016, 18:00-21:30 at Henley Business School, Whiteknights. This includes drinks and light refreshments after the event.

Challenge tips

  • Stay within the word or time limits!
  • Inspire yourself by watching the 2015 finalist presentations
  • Be engaging, intriguing, quirky and add personality
  • Convince the judging panel that your ideas are worth listening to
  • Get your message across clearly
  • Produce something to keep an audience interested
  • Use research, theory and examples to underpin your ideas
  • Be clear on your position, express your opinion – don’t sit on the fence!

Mentor support & drop-in session

A number of Faculty members are offering mentoring support to entrants and finalists, to give advice on your ideas and proposals/presentations.

Please contact your chosen mentor directly if you would like their support:

A drop-in session with Faculty Members will also be available for prospective teams to come along and discuss their ideas before the entry deadline.  This will be on Tuesday 12 January 2016, 10:00-11:30, HUMSS G57 at Whiteknights.

Terms & conditions of entry

  • A judging panel of Henley Business School academics will shortlist the finalists; the panel’s decision is final. Judges have the right to reduce the number of finalists to less than five teams should they feel this is appropriate. 
  • Final presentations will be photographed and filmed for marketing purposes. It is a condition of entry that you agree to be recorded/photographed and the re-use of materials at the discretion of Henley Business School. 
  • The chosen charity of the winner will be mentioned in marketing communications, including in PR and on our website. As a condition of entry, entrants must agree to us mentioning the name of the charity they will donate £750 to and make sure that the charity is one that would be happy with their name being mentioned. 
  • Votes from the evening event will be counted and the winner announced at the end of the evening event on Tuesday 23 February 2016. 
  • A cheque for £1,000 will be given to the nominated team leader of the winning team. The team leader is responsible for donating £750 to their chosen charity/ies and sharing the remaining £250 equally within their team. Team leaders should provide a donation receipt letter from the charity/ies as proof of their donation and a photograph of the donation presentation if the cheque is presented in person to the charity/ies.
  • Additional team members cannot be added to your team once your entry form has been submitted. 
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Contact Us

If you have any queries about the Challenge, please contact Jenny Gallagher & Alice Plaskett by email at challenge@henley.ac.uk .

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