Sticky Campus Competition

Sticky Campus was a competition focusing on developing the enterprise skills of University of Liverpool students and was open to all to enter.

Research shows that students who have a strong sense of belonging and feel part of the University community are more likely to do better academically, form closer relationships with their peers and academic staff and are more likely to complete their studies. 

We were looking for ideas to make University of Liverpool campus more attractive to students as a place to stay and spend time outside of their lecture, to study, catch up with friends and engage with campus life.

What did we look for?

For the initial stage we were looking for innovative and interesting ideas. However, we stipulated that entries submitted would require a viable proposal with an idea of potential costs should it be successful to the pitch event.

Students were asked to consider the following:

  • Does your idea have commercial potential via new products or services?
  • Does your idea enhance the lives of the university community and beyond?
  • Does your idea apply digital technologies to generate new experiences and innovative ways of working?
  • Does your idea consider competitors?
  • What are challenges/potential barriers?

Entries were judged by a range of criteria including:

  • Idea
  • Creativity
  • Uniqueness
  • Impact

Once shortlisted, they were also judged on:

  • Brief description of costs
  • Feasibility of idea
  • Delivery of Pitch
  • Enthusiasm/Passion for idea
  • Competitor Analysis

The Pitch Event

Our pitch event took place on Wednesday 25th April and allowed six finalists to develop their initial proposal and pitch their idea to a panel of three judges along with an enthusiastic audience at Sensor City.

  • Zaina Ahmed Mayet - Local Food Community
  • Caroline Hands - Green Hub Spaces
  • Dannie Reynolds - Social spaces
  • Ash Barnes - Innovation Hub
  • Pavlina Hartmanova - Open Lectures
  • Olivia Fearon & Rachel Cass – Public Realm Engagement‌

Following six fantastic presentations that demonstrated creativity, uniqueness and potential impact, the judges gathered to deliberate and decided that our Sticky Campus winner(s) were:

  • Olivia Fearon & Rachel Cass – Public Realm Engagement

Architecture students Olivia & Rachel share a prize of £1,000 with their proposal for creating greater public realm engagement by developing social spaces across campus. Despite there only being one winner, all finalists offered ideas to take forward and have been formally invited to work with Facilities, Residential and Commercial Services as student consultants on the development of the public realm and masterplan strategy.