Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What type of students can be in a university team?

    Each participating university in the region can register one team of between four and six students. Students can be from undergraduate and/or postgraduate courses. The team should consist of students from at least three different disciplines. If you are not able to have this diversity in your team, please contact us to discuss this further.

  • Which universities can participate?

    All universities from the 24 Indo Pacific countries are welcome to register.

  • Where is the competition held?

    This is a hybrid competition held in Melbourne and virtually. We encourage teams to attend in person if possible, to make the most of networking opportunities.

  • What is the cost involved?

    There is no registration fee this year.

  • What is the time commitment?

    Teams may choose to work on the case according to their own availability. The case will be released two weeks before the competition with the extra weekend included, to give students time to prepare for the competition. Other competitions provide a one-week preparation time for similar cases, whereas we have allowed for conflicting student schedules and for translating presentations into English.

  • What is an academic mentor?

    Each university is to nominate one of its staff to be an academic mentor. The mentor will be a point of contact for the competition organisers and the student team. Once the case has been released, the students might approach their academic mentor to get support  in identifying other staff across the university who could help with the case topic. Mentors may also provide feedback as students choose their case approach and practice their presentations.

  • What preparation is needed before the case is released?

    While there is no specific preparation needed, it would be valuable for students to look into some current global health challenges, and public health responses/approaches that have been taken already.

    Nous Consulting (2023 sponsor) will provide a live webinar session for students to learn how to approach a scenario and how to prepare their solutions. The webinar will be recorded for participants to watch again.