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When you study at BUV you are part of a vibrant and talented community filled with diverse competition and projects- an essential part of academic and personal development. Get active or initiate by yourself to enhance social connectivity, teamwork, leadership and skill development.

Hult Prize

Hult Prize at British University Vietnam (BUV), called by media outlets as ”The Nobel Prize for university students”, is an impact startup incubation programme, supervised by Hult International Business School, endorsed by President Bill Clinton and the United Nations. With a USD 1,000,000 global startup prize as its incentiveHult Prize BUV brought social entrepreneurship programmes, events, and training to students on BUV campus, empowered them with entrepreneurial skillsets and mindsets to address global issues through business solutions. BUV winning team competes at the Regional Summit together with representatives from over 2,000 universities around the world. Only one will eventually achieve the million prizes. In its first year of establishment, Hult Prize at BUV partnered with 12 corporates, 20 entrepreneurs, startup incubators, and investors from renowned institutions like Oxfam Vietnam, Swiss EP, HATCH Ventures, etc. We organised 4 workshops, 1 food business hackathon, and 1 finale, attracting over 1,000 viewers on social media. After competitive rounds, the winner – LiZi team was selected among other talented candidates to represent BUV at Hult Prize Southeast Asia Regional Summit in April 2021. 

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Z-Marketer  

Z Marketer is a pioneer Marketing contest initiated by BUV students. Z Marketer emphasised creativity and practicality for the young Marketers, aiming to create valuable Marketing and Commerce solutions to solve real-life case studies at a corporate level. Founded by the young and passionate Gen Z, the competition is held to create a platform for all university students to learn, explore, and showcase themselves in a practical and highly competitive environment.  

Besides being a networking opportunity between corporations, industry experts, and young Marketing enthusiasts who are willing to showcase themselves and get ready to receive the professional knowledge, Z Marketer also provides an international working and learning environment to help young people develop, connect and spread innovative Marketing ideas. The competition is entirely in English, welcoming foreign students to participate, and also equips Vietnamese students with skills to get ready for international working environment in the future. 

As the pioneer academic contest at BUV, the first season’s tagline is called “Pitch the future”, which indicates the start of a new playground for BUV-ers to challenge themselves when competing with teams at other universities. The word “pitch” also signifies that contestants can become creative, where the greatest ideas will spark and win attractive prizes at the contest’s Finale. 

Z Marketer attracted more than 200 candidates from all regions in Vietnam, received several sponsorships from well reputed multinational companies/domestic company/ NGO, namely Carlsberg Vietnam, Läupro, Markus Marketing School, Boca Garden, AIESEC Vietnam, and so on. The Finale round attracted 200+ audiences, where top 5 teams have impressed the Diamond Sponsor- Carlsberg Vietnam.  

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TEDxBUV

TEDxBUV is a student-led initiative aiming to foster community engagement and the exchange of ideas. It is a university event licensed by TED, upholding the mission to share ideas worth spreading. The event led attendees through 7 original talks and 5 outstanding performances, delivered by experts, artists, educators, and students from diverse backgrounds.  

Themed “Press Play”, each talk and performance was connected to an encompassing message: to break barriers in the way of realising impactful ideas. Through this coherent message, underpinned by 7 original stories, the contest aimed to inspire communities to overcome challenges to embark on their impactful ideas together, and individuals to find their own definition of “Press Play”, and act on them.  

TEDxBUV is the first-ever TEDx university event in Hanoi and at British University Vietnam (BUV), having attracted over 200 attendees, received remarkable attention on social media platforms with over 2,700 likes on our Facebook page and vocal support from leading KOLs, such as Chau Bui.  

Most importantly, we have received strong support from BUV and our expert panel of guest speakers to make this event a reality. In 2021, we continue our mission to share ideas worth spreading, learning from our experiences to create more impactful events in the near future. Stay tuned! 

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