Univative 2020

Sydney 26 Jun 2020

Univators Wanted

The University of Notre Dame is looking for bright and enthusiastic students A.K.A. Univators to come together and combine brain power, to solve real business challenges for local organisations.

  • Program Overview & Purpose

    Supported by StudyNSW and Nagcas, Univative Sydney is a unique inter-university, inter-discipline, inter-cultural student employability program where student teams devise innovative solutions for genuine problems posed by industries and communities.

    Since 2011, 1076 students, 188 teams from 8 universities have joined forces with 33 project host organisations to tackle real world challenges with refreshing approaches.

    Univative Sydney 2020 is proudly participated by 9 universities: the Australian Catholic University, Central Queensland University (Sydney campus), Macquarie University, Southern Cross University, the University of New South Wales, The University of Notre Dame, University of Technology Sydney, The University of Wollongong and Western Sydney University.

    As a student participant, you will work within a multi-disciplinary team on a project for 4 weeks during winter 2020 (end of June to end of July) and compete with teams of students from other participating universities.

    Previous project hosts included:

    • EY
    • Accor
    • Salvos Legal
    • Clickview
    • Australian National Maritime Museum

    ... and many more

  • Student Guide and Information

  • Key Dates

    Please ensure you have full availability to participate in the program. All of the below dates and activities are COMPULSORY.

    16 June Orientation session at Notre Dame Broadway campus
    26 June Launch and Initial Training at Macquarie University
    29 June Project Host Onsite Briefing
    13 July Mid-Point check with Project Host
    17/20 July Practice Presentations at Notre Dame Broadway campus
    21 July Reports Due
    24 July Final Presentations and Award Ceremony at UTS
    Week of 27 July Student teams to receive feedback about their reports and presentations
    4 August Debrief session at Notre Dame Broadway campus

    Launch and Training Details for 26th Jun:

    Venue: Macquarie University         Dress Code: Smart Casual           Time: 10 am to 4pm

    10:00 AM Registration and Morning Tea Macquarie Theatre
    10:30 AM Launch and Training Macquarie Theatre
    1:00 PM Lunch provided Macquarie Theatre
    4:00 PM Training concludes Macquarie Theatre
  • Reward & Recognition

    Each team will be partnered with a project host (employer) and will compete against at least 2 other student teams from different universities. Each project host will select a winning team to be announced at the Awards Ceremony. All Univators will receive a Certificate of Participation.

    Ultimately, your Univative experience will enhance the quality of your job applications and will give you the opportunity to connect with prospective employers, thus building upon your career network.

  • Selection Criteria

    Eligible students will meet the following selection criteria:

    1. Must be a currently enrolled Notre Dame student (all disciplines, undergraduate or postgraduate, local or international)
    2. Must be available to commit to all Univative related events, including the orientation session, launch, training sessions, onsite briefing, mid-point check, final presentation, award ceremony and debrief session
    3. Must commit at least 25 – 30 hours per week to the program
    4. Must collaborate in a multi-disciplinary team and attend regular team meetings as required.
  • Applications


    Please use the same details as you would for Blackboard

    N.B. Applications close at 11.59pm on Friday, 15th May 2020.

  • Enquiries

    If you have any questions about Univative Sydney 2020, please contact the Careers Service:

    T: 02 8204 4429
    E: sydney.beyondthebooks@nd.edu.au