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Mayor of London Entrepreneur Award 2018 goes to Imperial College London graduates

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© Ben Broomfield

The winner of this year’s Mayor of London Entrepreneur Award is WithLula, the inventors of a biodegradable sanitary product which is quick and easy to dispose of and doesn’t cause harmful waste. The Imperial College London graduates behind the product have won £20,000 investment in their start-up from the Mayor of London.

WithLula beat nine other shortlisted projects to the prize in the final of this year’s Mayor’s Entrepreneur Competition at City Hall. Entrants were asked to create a business idea which tackles one of the big environmental challenges facing the capital – from reducing plastic waste to increasing public access to drinking water.

They winners will invest the money in developing their product: zero-waste, fully-flushable sanitary products delivered directly to customers. Aaron Koshy of WithLula said: “We’re so excited to have won the Mayor’s Entrepreneur competition. With the £20,000 funding we’ll be able to start small-scale manufacturing and have the product available for Londoners by the end of the year through our website. We can’t wait to work with the team at City Hall to get our business off the ground.”

As well as the main prize, as part of the Mayor’s gender equality campaign #BehindEveryGreatCity, ten women who entered the competition will be selected for mentoring to help them take the next step in their careers.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “I congratulate WithLula on their success. Their product is an innovative concept and I look forward to seeing this project develop in the future.”

This year saw a total of 675 students from 37 higher education institutions enter the competition. The shortlist of ten finalists represented seven London universities; Imperial College London, Kingston University London, London School of Economics and Political Science, Royal College of Art, University College London, University of Greenwich and University of Westminster.

You can read the full story, and information about the other finalists, on the Mayor of London website.

London universities’ masters scholarships for international students

A number of London’s universities offer scholarships for international students looking to study a masters degree to help cover the costs of studying in London. The list of scholarships below is a small selection of the postgraduate scholarships currently available in London for students who want to start studying in September 2016. Please search the […]

UCL launches School of Management in the heart of London

University College London (UCL), one of the world’s leading universities, has established a new School of Management, replacing the Department of Management Science and Innovation. The new School will expand UCL’s research and teaching in business and management, with a focus on innovation, technology management, analytics and entrepreneurship. From September 2016, new programmes will be […]

London Technology Week 2015

London is a global hub for technology innovation, entrepreneurship and creative talent. London Technology Week, which takes place from 15th – 21st June, is a week of face-to-face events bringing together tech specialists and enthusiasts from around the world to discuss the latest development. In 2014, more than 40,000 people from over 40 countries came […]

London’s specialist universities rated best in the world

London’s specialist higher education colleges are rated among the best in the world, an in-depth study of academics and employers has found. When trying to decide which university to choose, students often look at university rankings. University rankings can help you to get an initial idea about which universities are top. However, you should always look […]

New Scholarship Scheme for Students from Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Education Bureau has announced a scholarship scheme worth HK$347,965,000 (US$44.86m) that will provide 100 students with full tuition scholarships to study at world renowned universities. Students in receipt of the scholarships will be expected to return to work in Hong Kong after graduating. The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic […]

London is the most searched for city by US students

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London tops the list of cities searched for by US students looking to study abroad. A new report released by Google research reveals that London is the most searched for city on the internet by US students looking to study overseas. “Universities in London” is the most popular term among all generic searches made by […]

London’s universities are amongst the most international universities in the world

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Times Higher Education has ranked universities around the world according to their international outlook. The ranking looks at how international the universities are. This is important as international networks and collaborations help universities to attract the best academics and the brightest students. The ranking measured each university’s international student numbers, its percentage of international staff […]

London is the best place on earth for university education

London has the greatest concentration of first class universities of any city in the world, according to a prestigious ranking of higher education institutions. In the Times Higher Education rankings, London has four universities in the top 40, more than any other city. London also has seven universities in the top 200, which is the […]

London is the world’s top city for leading universities

London is the city with the highest number of top rated universities in the world. Five London universities have been ranked in the global 100 best universities, according to the 2014 QS World University Rankings. The highlights for London’s universities include: Imperial College London, in 2nd place, is the highest ranking London university sharing the […]

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