University College for Interdisciplinary Learning

Manchester Enterprise Challenge

The Manchester Enterprise Challenge combines 'enterprise' UCIL units with an enterprise project.

The aim of the Challenge is to offer opportunities to combine learning about 21st century enterprise with experience of consultation and project management in a real-world context.

Enterprise Challenge Requirements

The Manchester Enterprise Challenge has two components:

1. Completion of a 10 credit ‘enterprise’ University College unit. Either:

2. Completion of an approved 'enterprise' activity project working with a locally based business, charity or social enterprise to address and analyse a specific improvement opportunity (assuming around 20 hours of work).

This extra-curricular project can be undertaken as part of a group or as an individual and at times that are flexible.

Presenting the outcomes and recommendations from your project final report as a PowerPoint 'pitch deck' through which you will bring together what you;ve learnt from your UCIL 'enterprise unit and the 'enterprise' project.

The 'pitch deck' will comprise a set of slides (20 maximum) which address the key issues of the project and will include a mix of text and graphics. An accompanying Word document (2 pages maximum) should provide a succinct overview of the key points contained within the accompanying 'pitch deck' and references.

How to apply for the Enterprise Challenge

Choose which UCIL unit, linked to a Enterprise Challenge, you would like to enrol onto (please see the list above). Please check that you are eligible for the Course Unit before registering for the Enterprise Challenge. (Your Undergraduate Office/Academic Advisor should be able to assist you with this if you are unsure).

You are able to enrol onto the course unit via the Course Unit Selection Service however should you require any additional assistance with this please email

I included the Manchester Enterprise Award on my CV, in cover letters and in interviews. It is very useful to have because it displays so many competencies in one experience. I enjoyed completing the award as it made me think differently about business.Rubin Crampton, studying MSc in Finance at the London School of Economics.

Contact us

Connect with us

  • Facebook icon
  • Twitter icon