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Competitions and challenges are a great way to get recognised by companies and many have prizes which may include cash prizes or work experience opportunities!

This section of the website is devoted to live Q&A sessions with our own advisers or external employers. We will promote the Live Q&A’s in advance and you can also access session archives below.

Annual Competitions & Challenges

The Telegraph STEM Awards offer undergraduates the chance to prove their talent to some of the biggest names in industry. Now in its fifth year, the STEM Awards ask students to tackle problems from the personal to the global. Take a look at the challenges from our six industry sponsors and submit an idea to solve one of them. If your idea is chosen as the winner, you could win a career-defining work-experience programme and £25,000.  Closing date: 19th February 2018

KYOCERA Document Solutions are searching for the app developers of tomorrow through the annual KYOCERA competition, KYOCodes.  We would like to invite university students to enter a team of three, where students of KYOCERA could win a prize of up to £1000 of apple vouchers per person!  KYOCERA uses this programme to find new talent for our technical and sales staff of the future, and will provide a real benefit to you as you go on to your career.  Your team will be invited to KYOCERA Reading, Manchester or Scotland and tasked with designing, building and presenting an application which meets a real business need and challenge, followed by training on how to develop the concept, before testing and presenting the end product.  Online registration is open from the 23rd November 2017 until the 26th January 2018.  The qualification quiz opens online on the 27th January 2018 until the 31st January, and training weeks start on 5th February, with final presentations on 2nd April 2018.

If you are a student or recent grad you can win £1,000 by getting involved in our Tom Morrison essay competition; (£500 runner up prize.) This competition is kindly sponsored by Sharegift. Simply answer the following question: “It has been said that governance failures usually happen within the subsidiary structure of a large business, but all governance focus tends to be at the main board level. Is the focus on the right area and, if not, what improvements could be made?”   Your answer need not be restricted to the corporate sector. References to other sectors (public sector, not-for-profit organisations, etc.) can be used to support your argument. Essays should be 2,000-2,500 words in length, with 2,500 being the maximum number of words that will be accepted. The deadline for submission is 5pm GMT on Monday 19 March 2018. Good luck and we look forward to reading your essay.

The deadline for Future Legal Mind 2018 has been extended, offering UK law undergraduates the chance to win £5,000 and a valuable work placement. The award, sponsored by National Accident Helpline, offers the country’s brightest legal minds a head start in the highly competitive legal industry.  Last year’s Future Legal Mind Award winner, Hana Kapadia, said: "Winning the competition will undoubtedly provide a huge boost to my CV, and is a huge aid financially, giving me a sense of security towards funding my studies.  I would definitely recommend entering the Future Legal Mind Award 2018.”

Entrants are required to submit an original essay on a specific subject relevant to today’s legal profession.  This year's Future Legal Mind essay question is: “The personal injury legal sector is frequently attacked by government, insurers and media as ambulance-chasing lawyers seeking to promote a compensation culture.  What can organisations in the personal injury legal sector do differently in order to dispel the misconceptions and bring integrity back to claiming compensation?”  Essays must be a maximum of 1,300 words, excluding footnotes and a 100-word summary and need to be submitted by February 11th , 2018.