Student Competition 2017

Welcome to Liverpool!

Date: 9th – 10th November 2017

Venue: Liverpool John Moores University

The annual highlight of the ASC Region 8 calendar, the International Student Competition! This year we visit Liverpool, the world-famous waterfront city, home of the Beatles, and a vibrant and energetic venue for our competition.

Our lead competition partner this year is Balfour Beatty, a major British multinational infrastructure group with capabilities in construction services, support services and infrastructure investments. For the first time, we will also be supported by the RICS, the global professional body for land, real estate, construction and infrastructure.

We are introducing three further innovations for 2017, marking the 5th running of the event:

  1. Breakout rooms for all students teams to work in complete privacy
  2. Optional coach and partner activities for the first competition day: try your hand at the university’s F1 Racing Car Simulator and Maritime Simulation Suite between 10.00 – 12.00 hrs and 14.00 – 16.00 hrs!
  3. Parellel first round presentation streams on Friday with an expanded range of industrial partners, allowing us to expand the total number of teams competing without lengthening the overall programme. 

Regulations and entry conditions

Please see our dedicated rules page here.

Initial Brief

Please click below to download outline details of the project.

ASC Region 8 Competition Initial Brief Aug 2017


Please complete and return the form below by 20th October 2017.


Provisional Itinerary

Wednesday 8th November
Welcome and Evening Social

From 7.00pm
Initial welcome and Quiz Night – Philharmonic Pub & Dining Rooms, Hope Street, Liverpool
Read more about "The most ornate pub in England"
08.00 - 08.30Registration opens at the competition venue
(Main Foyer, LJMU
Byron Street Campus)
Registration opens at the competition venue
(Main Foyer, LJMU
Byron Street Campus)
08.30 - 09.30Breakfast
(Adaptive Learning Space,
room G.05)
(Adaptive Learning Space,
room G.05)
10.00 - 16.30Official Welcome
and Project Launch

(Breakout rooms as allocated)
Optional activity -
F1 Simulator/
Maritime Suite
12.00Working Lunch
(Adaptive Learning Space,
room G.05)
Working Lunch
(Adaptive Learning Space,
room G.05)
16.30Project Report submission
(Including ‘headline’ presentation
to be delivered on Friday morning)
19.00Free timeOptional - Evening Dinner:
(£35 per person excld alcohol)
Vincent’s Café and Cocktail Bar
Exchange Flags, Liverpool.

More details

08.30 - 09.30Breakfast
(Adaptive Learning Space, room G.05)
10.00 - 12.00First Round of Team Presentations

2 parallel sessions

Each team delivers a 'Headline’ presentation
(10 minute duration; 5 minute Q&A)
12.00Working Lunch
(Adaptive Learning Space, room G.05)
13.30Announcement of Top 3 teams for callback
14.00 - 16.00Final Round of Team Presentations

(Top 3 teams interviewed for final selection process)
16.30Announcement of final results
19.00Closing Celebration and Evening Social

Buffet: Double Tree Hotel
Dale Street, Liverpool

More details

Recommended Accommodation

Liverpool is a busy city with provision for tourist and business accommodation. Please see the list below suggested accommodation; please note, the rates are given for information only, to enable you to judge the general standard of the accommodation; it is not in any way guaranteed that these rates will be available!

Liverpool City Centre hotels

Further Information

As ever, one of the great joys of the International Student Competition is to introduce you to a new city. Please follow the links below for more information on the history and heritage of Liverpool; for more on its famous football (soccer!) club, this year celebrating its 125-year anniversary; and, of course, for details on our host University.