After careful consideration with all parties involved in the organising of the Educate North Awards 2020, we have taken the decision to postpone this event to Wednesday 3rd March 2021. The awards will now be taking place at the Midland Hotel in Manchester and any investment made will be transferred to the new date. It is vital we protect our teams and all guests at this time and we place no further burden on the brilliant NHS and other services. We know you will all understand and support this decision. We are in the process of informing all participants via email of this change. If you have any questions, please get in touch with please get in touch with Becky Mellor via email at

University Entrepreneur’s Challenge

Are you an entrepreneur with a brilliant business idea born out of your time at university?

Have you created a business whilst working in academia?

If so, we want to hear from you!

Enter the University Entrepreneur’s Challenge and you could walk away with a cash prize, expert assistance, a professional promotional film highlighting your business and influential new contacts.

The challenge is run in conjunction with the prestigious Educate North Awards 2018.

This event will take place at the Hilton Deansgate, Manchester on 26 April 2018.

The 2018 UEC will be presented by Entrepreneur and Chairman of UCLAN’s Executive Board David Taylor CBE, formerly the lead judge on Granada Television’s pioneering enterprise competition ‘Flying Start’.



Congratulations to last year’s winners:

University Entrepreneurs Challenge

First place – York University’s SkillsForge
Second place – Liverpool University’s Farm Urban
Third place – Kaizen Academy supported by The University of Lancaster