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Take part in LU Arts and LSU Enterprise's first ever Hackathon event

A Hackathon is an intensive brainstorming session where teams collaborate to form a solution to a problem.

This event will bring together students from different subject areas and backgrounds to work collaboratively in teams.

It will help you gain skills and experience in collaboration, creative thinking, team working and more - all of which can contribute to your future employability.

Using the information you provide upon signing up, you will be placed in a team of up to four students, with a mixture of different subject backgrounds.

Each team will pick a challenge to respond to from the list below:

  • Challenge one: Design a space on campus for collaboration between different disciplines, factoring in sustainability.
  • Challenge two: Imagine the future of the consumption and/or distribution of art.
  • Challenge three: Technology that can help with working from home.

More information on these challenges can be found on the event page.

You will have an hour to work on your solution and you will then present it. You can do this using the materials provided or bring your own laptop, tablet or smart phone with you. A judging panel will then choose the winning team and two runners-up.


  • Winner: £25 cash (per team member)
  • Second place - £15 cash (per team member)
  • Third place - £10 cash (per team member)

This opportunity is open to all current Loughborough University students (UG and PG).

The main event takes place on Tuesday 15 February and you must sign up by Monday 14 February 5pm. If you want more information on the event before you commit to it, you can attend the online information session – What is a Hackathon – on Thursday 10 February, 1pm-2pm. Here you can find out more about the challenges and what will happen on the day and ask any questions you may have. There is no need to book for this event – the login details are available on the event page.

Please select the correct ticket type when booking depending on whether you are a student from the School of Design & Creative Arts or from another School at the University. This will help ensure we have a range of subject areas represented at this event.