Impact 24

Join our 24-hour social action hackathon, exclusively for undergraduate and postgraduate students at ARU.

It's open to all our students, whichever faculty or campus you're based at.

The team at Anglia Ruskin Enterprise Academy (AREA) will connect you with five local charities and non-profit organisations. The charities will put forward challenging issues faced in their local community; you and your peers will tackle these issues, within 24 hours.

Times and dates

This year our hackathon runs from 10am on 29 November 2019, through to noon on 30 November. We'll be based on the Chelmsford campus.

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Make connections

This year we'll be speaking to the following charities and non-profits.

Age UK is the UK’s leading charity that supports the elderly:
(Cambridge and Peterborough)

Prospects Trust GREENgrocery is a trainee programme supporting people with additional needs to learn about food hygiene, retail and customer service:
(Cambridge and Ely)

Little Miracles supports families that have children with additional needs, disabilities and life-limiting conditions:

Lads Need Dads was set up to prevent potential and existential problems faced by young boys that are missing a father figure in their lives:
(Tendring, North East Essex)

South Essex Rape and Incest Crisis Centre (SERICC) offers specialist services for any individual who experiences any form of sexual violence at any time in their life:
(Thurrock, Basildon and Brentwood)