28th - 29th November


Another year, another theme, another coding challenge.
The theme for GreatUniHack 2020 is Elemental.

About us!

We are GreatUniHack, an annual 24-hour student-oriented hackathon organised by the University of Manchester tech society, UniCS.

Since 2014, we have brought together 2500 students from 88 universities across Europe to work and develop innovative ideas in a competitive environment.

This year's edition aims to introduce a new generation of developers with great potential for improving the technology industry and community through our online hackathon.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a HACKATHON?

Hackathons are awesome events full of creativity, tech and passionate students collaborating. We work in teams to create apps, games, robots… literally anything you want to build & learn about!

How much does it cost?

GreatUniHack is free for all accepted hackers. We will provide you with swag, cool workshops, a few prizes and… fun!

What if I don’t have a team?

No need to worry! Part of the fun of a hackathon is meeting new people. We will have time at the beginning of the event for everyone to meet and form teams.

What should I use/bring to this Hackathon?

Make sure you have got your laptop, chargers, phone for some games and good internet.

Who can apply?

We accept students who are over 18 and are currently studying or have graduated less than 1 year ago. You can also join us as a mentor! Contact us for more info.

Do you have a code of conduct?

Smile, be nice and have fun, but all the other details can be found in our code of conduct.

I don’t know how to code. Can I still participate?

Hackathons are for beginners. There is an amazing suit of industry experts and mentors that are happy to assist you!

What can I expect from GreatUniHack?

An entire weekend of great company, good entertainment and plenty of swag! We’ll also have a tons of mentors & loads of assistance. This year, we have an elemental theme with lots of entertainment surrounding this.

Who owns my IP rights, code and idea?

You own all the rights to your intellectual property. We won’t claim any right over anything made during this event.

Last Year was <awesome/>

When we didn't know what Covid-19 was!


Want to know more about our sponsors?

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsor