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What is the Imagine Cup?

The imagine cup is the world’s premier technology competition for students.  In 2009, more than 300,000 students from 142 countries entered the competition making it a truly global event.

This is a chance for your students to really exercise what they have learnt in the classroom by putting it to use to solve real-world problems.

This year we are working with UK-based charities such as the Royal National Institute for the Blind, TearFund, and Leonard Cheshire Disability to produce broad project briefs for your students. This means that they’ll have the opportunity to address real issues which have an immediate impact on people’s day to day lives.

Why would my students be interested?

The Imagine Cup

· allows students to apply classroom learning in a practical situation, stretching their problem solving and technical skills

· is a great way to enhance a student’s CV, not only demonstrating their passion for technology but also demonstrating their grasp of current tools and technology

· is an opportunity to win great prizes! In addition to prizes for the winning UK teams, there is the opportunity to compete against teams from around the world at the worldwide finals in Poland.

What do I tell my students?

We’ve prepared an email for you to send to your students. This contains all the information they need to get started, as well as links to the website for registering. Please distribute this to your students to give them an opportunity to participate.

In addition, we have a presentation deck available for use in the lecture theatre.

Where can I find out more?

· UK Imagine Cup site: http://www.imaginecup.com/gb/sd.aspx

· UK Imagine Cup PowerPoint deck can be downloaded from here

· UK Project Briefs can be downloaded from here