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28 Oct 2014

Cook up a Social Storm

On 21 November, Social Storm will bring together students from across the globe to tackle pressing social issues – and you are invited to take part.

The 24-hour social hackathon – jointly organised by the universities of Loughborough, East Anglia and Tasmania – will address a range of global dilemmas spanning poverty, the environment, health, and education.

Participants will have the opportunity to join international teams and work simultaneously, brought together via video conferencing.

To date, over more than 100 participants from 10 universities have signed up to the event which is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week (17-23 November).

Now in its seventh year, GEW really lives up to its name. Delegates from more than 140 countries participate and – in 2013 – 126 leading political figures from 69 countries supported the initiative – many of them addressing GEW activities.

Event co-organiser, Abigail Kwakye says: “GEW is a great chance to develop essential enterprise and employability skills. And this year, I am really excited about Social Storm. A uniquely global hackathon, we will have the chance to explore issues common to all parts of the world, and pull together truly global perspectives to come up with some innovative solutions.”

To find out more about the FREE event and sign up to take part, please visit the Social Storm website.