StudentHack is an all-inclusive, free and fun programming event for students in Manchester. Turns out it is run by students too.

StudentHack is back in its 5th edition and promising to deliver an epic event where you will learn and build awesomest hacks, by working together with the team behind GreatUniHack.


Participants: Current students (over 18 years in age) and poeple who graduated within last year; Teams up to 4;

Also: You have to obey the Code of Conduct and if you use any work you have already made before you need to let the judges know during judging

Hackathon Sponsors


1st Prize

Syma Drone and Echo Dot for each team member

2nd Prize

Star Wars projection alarm clock and Echo Dot for each team member

3rd Prize

Echo Dot for each team member

The Matrix StudentHack Challenge

The coolest and craziest Bot, Integration or Bridge you can think of on top of Matrix. VR Headset for each team member

Accenture Big Data challenge

Best Use of Complex Public Data Set

Web Applications UK challenge

Build a game with a travel theme. Steam vouchers for each team member

Barclays challenge

Find innovative ways of improving image based Internet searches. Or find innovative ways in which Barclays can use the insight data we have about how our customers interact with and consume financial services to make the products our customers purchase more relevant to them. Amazon Echo for each team member

Best use of Twilio API (2)

Best use of Twilio API. Programmable robot for each team member

Best use of the Ultrahaptics Transducer Array

Google: Best use of Google Project tango

Digilab: Best Education hack using Hololens


Use your tech skills for good and hack online harassment! Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment. Members of the winning team receive Hack Harassment Battery Packs!

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

Amazon voucher

Gaming track

Gaming keyboard and mouse for each team member

Fintech track

Monopoly for each team member

Big Data track

1TB hard drive

Education track

Cracking the Coding Interview book for each team member

Security track

Nerf gun for each team member

Hardware track

Arduino kit for each team member

Open track (4)

Xiaomi Mi Band for each team member

CakeSolutions Challenge

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Craig Dean

Craig Dean

Duncan Hull

Duncan Hull

Darren Darcey

Darren Darcey

Matthew Hodgson

Matthew Hodgson

Jon Corner

Jon Corner

Syeef Karim

Syeef Karim

Judging Criteria

  • Idea
  • Technical Complexity
  • Implementation

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