Common Purpose
City Challenge

This programme is open to students studying at RMIT University. 

Your city needs you to tackle one of its most pressing challenges.

Upcoming dates: 29 and 30 November 2018

The challenge: How can we strengthen social inclusion in Singapore through better use of shared spaces?

Join the Singapore City Challenge


Over two days, with 500 of your peers, tackle a major challenge set by the senior leaders of your city. At the same time, develop your ability to thrive in complex situations and lead diverse groups to innovative solutions. This is your chance to make an impact and leave your mark on your city. 

Who you could hear from

You will visit organizations on the frontline and hear from experts as you get to grips with the challenge. Working in diverse groups of peers, you will devise innovative solutions and present your idea to experts and senior city leaders, who could make it a reality. 

Arjun Balaji, Student, RMIT

“It was such a wonderful experience. Hearing from RMIT people there is going to be more like this, I would appreciate and encourage Common Purpose to run more programmes like this with industry connections.” 

Why take part?

By taking part in the City Challenge you will be better able to:

  • Work in diverse multidisciplinary and multicultural teams
  • Thrive in complex situations and systems
  • Create the conditions required for innovation to occur.

How to apply

When and where?

Week of 29 and 30 November 2018, Singapore.

Each day will run from 8.15am - 5.00pm. 

How much? FREE

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Application deadline: TBC

The challenge: TBC

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