The Competition

The Aegis Professor Undergraduate Student Competition

Launching in 2023 the Aegis Professor Undergraduate Student Competition (APUC), led by the Science Partnership Office and the Science Student Societies, is inviting undergraduate students across the Faculty of Science to work in multidisciplinary teams to apply their knowledge to real-world scientific problems to raise awareness of how science research can be applied and commercialised. Multidisciplinary teams will work on challenge briefs over the summer and present to the Faculty Aegis Professors at a Celebration Day event in September 2023.

Why you should take part

The competition will give you the opportunity to:

  1. Interact with industry and policy experts
  2. Experience team working with scientists from different subjects
  3. Attend a training workshop run by the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  4. Bolster your CV including through the Bristol PLUS award
  5. Pitch for up to £5000 prize

The Aegis Professors – who they are

Albert Klein Tank
Director of The Met Office Hadley Centre for Climate Science and Services.
Anike Te
Chief Strategy Officer of Lucideon Group Ltd.
Rowena Innocent
Senior Vice President at Ultraleap
Michael Cuthbert
Director of the National Quantum Computing Centre
Andy Humphris
Chief Technology Officer at Infinitesima Ltd
John Thompson
Consultant at PetraScience Consultants Inc.