SU REAL LIFE/COMP

SU REAL LIFE/COMP

SU REAL LIFE/COMP

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WE DARE YOU TO REDEFINE SUSTAINABILITY

The American University in Cairo

May 28,2020- June 4,2020

 SU REAL LIFE COMPETITION

The Student Union's Real Life Competition (SURL) is a well-established academic initiative under the American University in Cairo (AUC). It is no ordinary competition. This competition gives you the chance to contribute in solving real life challenges that intertwine between different societies all around the globe. Being a student led multidisciplinary competition, SURL has the mission of combining skills and encouraging collaboration between students with several academic disciplines. Apart from having a global impact, the competition has a prominent role in making its participants more aware of the strategies to have or solutions to generate throughout their professional life. 

 

PAST REAL LIFE COMPETITIONS

First Edition

2018

In 2018, the Student Union Real Life Team launched the Tourism Competition which was the first interdisciplinary team competition to target a specific issue facing Egypt today. The Competition was in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism. Further, the competition was open to students in the American University in Cairo (AUC) only. Nonetheless, the competition’s success grabbed the attention of various media outlets, having been covered my  leading channels in Egyptian Media such as OSN and OnTV. The winning team received a monetary prize and were presented with award shields.

Second Edition

2019

In 2019, the Student Union Real Life Team launched Egypt’s First Nationwide Competition, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education. The competition involved 8 participating universities from all over Egypt; and had over 70 participating students. The competition’s magnitude was unprecedented, whereby it received exposure and recognition from various government officials, corporates and media channels. Significantly, Egyptian Minister of Education, H.E. Dr. Tarek Shawky, had witnessed some of the proposed solutions presented by the participating teams, and awards were provided to the winning teams.

GALLERY

 

2020 COMPETITION

 

THIS YEAR

THIS YEAR'S THEME

With the recent degradation of our Environmental resources, taking needed measures to secure our and our planet’s future is now a necessity. Therefore this year, the SU Real Life Competition will be adopting an environmental and sustainability theme, whereby the cases presented will be derived from real life issues facing Egypt and the world today. We believe that by tackling a real-life problem, students will have the chance to proactively engage in the discourse around developing their countries and the planet.

The competition will be focusing, specifically, on finding ways to sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems from pollution, as well as address the impacts of ocean acidification. As water scarcity and the protection of marine ecology has long been a major global issue that brutally threatens future generations, students from all over the world will be coming together to help combat this issue by developing a sustainable and adaptive solution, and consequently, impacting future generations and themselves.

WHY PARTICIPATE?

CHALLENGE YOURSELF

This is an opportunity to practice your case cracking skills, whilst applying your knowledge to solve a real-life challenge

BECOME A GLOBAL CITIZEN

Get the chance to engage with individuals from different cultures in this unique global educational experience , whilst proactively developing a foundational element in our society

TOP TRAVEL DESTINATION

Tour one of the World' Top Tourist Destinations; from learning more about Egypt's rich history to its beaches and incomparable culture, this experiential education competition has it all

WIN BIG IN FUNDING; up to $3000!

Compete for a Cause, and win a grand monetary prize to kickstart your journey towards redefining sustainability!

1st Place: $3000

2nd Place: $1000 

EXPERT TRAININGS

Develop your skills and knowledge from professionals and experts, building a foundational base upon which your professional skills and knowledge can further be improved

"The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction." 

– Rachel Carson

 

TIMELINE

CASE LAUNCH AND OPENING CEREMONY IN GOUNA, HURGHADA

Thursday, May 28,2020

TRAVEL BACK TO CAIRO AND CASE WORK

Monday June 1, 2020

FINAL PITCHES AND CLOSING CEREMONY

Wednesday June 3, 2020

TRAININGS AND BOOTCAMP IN GOUNA

Friday May 29, 2020- Sunday May 31,2020

PYRAMIDS AND NILE TOUR + CASE WORKING DAY

Tuesday June 2,2020

DEPARTURE FROM CAIRO

Thursday June 4, 2020

 

MEET THE TEAM

 

OUR PARTNERS

 

COME JOIN US!

May 28,2020- June 4,2020

American University in Cairo, AUC Avenue, Cairo, Egypt

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Email:  sureallife@aucegypt.edu

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Friday 13:00 - 18:00

Saturday 10:00 - 18:00 

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