What is UniVative?
UniVative provides a unique opportunity for you to compete and gain employability skills in a range of different environments. You will experience what it's like to engage with real organisations and actual business problems. As a team participant, you will solve a business problem or issue and compete with other student teams to generate the best solution. Each team is made up of students from mixed disciplines and backgrounds, allowing you to demonstrate your unique skill set, and build on your employability skills. Team members have the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge and experience about an organisation or business.
"The iUnivative program is one such initiative that has given local businesses innovative solutions to business problems by utilising digital technology. We are thrilled that our businesses have had access to teams of motivated students from a diverse range of disciplines and backgrounds, from which they have benefitted greatly.” - Host, iUnivative 2014
“Working in a larger, more diverse team than we are used to at university proved difficult at first, yet the diversity proved to be beneficial as everyone was able to provide input from various perspectives an individual alone might not have considered. The knowledge and experience gained from the work will help me in future situations once I have graduated.” - Participant, Univative Sydney 2014
“Companies have high expectations and you really get pushed to think outside the box. I have gained so much new knowledge from this experience which will be priceless when I enter the workforce.” - Participant, Univative Sydney 2014
“I can do more than I thought, it’s good to go outside of yourself and your own capabilities . . . you might find you are not as out of depth as you thought.” - Participant, Univative Woolyungah 2013
“Working with real business issues and local organisations enables students to gain first-hand knowledge and experience in working as a team with professional and established businesses. UOW students faced the challenge of becoming a working team, to use their research skills, subject knowledge and problem solving skills to deliver recommendations for the organisations – all in a short timeframe of four weeks.” – UOW Coordinator, iUnivative 2014