The Rotork Community Challenge involves Management MSc students from the University of Bath working with 20 local charities and organisations to find new ways to help their activities and community support work.

Bath-based engineering company Rotork sponsors the project to enable participants to develop their management, creative and professional skills. 120 students have joined the initiative, which encompasses various challenges. These include creating a TikTok strategy to attract young people to libraries, developing marketing and fundraising campaigns, improving social media presence, designing a Christmas stall, and helping a charity that sources businesswear for women returning to the workplace.

This year, the community charities and local groups include Bath Mencap1st ImpressionsCitizens Advice,  Dorothy HouseThe Paul Hodges TrustFood CycleThe Childrens SocietyGenesis Trust Bath, and Fringe Arts Bath.

The results of each project will be judged by business and management experts on Monday 12 December and the winning team will receive a donation from Rotork for their project’s cause or charity.

Talking about the initiative, Viktoriia Korsun, Student Experience Officer tells us, “The Rotork Community Challenge has become a regular – and incredibly popular – fixture amongst our students, who are inspired by its aim to contribute to the wider Bath community and the opportunity it provides to develop their teamworking, planning, leadership and project management skills.”

Rotork is a FTSE250 global flow control and instrumentation company, which supplies equipment to customers in the oil, gas, water, wastewater and power sectors to manage the flow of liquids, gases and powders.

“We are proud as a local company to support this valuable annual initiative and look forward to hearing how the School of Management students have responded to the challenges from the charities to help the local community,” adds Rotork’s Early Careers Manager, Marie-Pier Fournier.

Student team social media content created for Dorothy House charity in use on their Instagram page