Welcome to The Big Idea

The Big Idea is Australia’s leading social enterprise immersion and competition for university students.

Why should I enter?

As well as being in the running to win professional development with The Big Issue, and iPads for your team, you’ll develop your business planninganalytic and teamwork skills, and have the opportunity to engage with some of Australia’s most influential leaders across a range of sectors.  Whether you go on to be a social entrepreneur, a supporter and customer of social enterprise, or just want to learn more about the sector, we encourage you to get involved.

Get started!

  • Contact your university representative and form a team
  • Join our Facebook group – details will be available from your university representative
  • Use the resources available on this website, and attend your on-campus lecture

Registered Students, please enter your password in the appropriate field below to login.

If you don’t have a password, please contact your university representative to get your password!

Student Login

This secure section is for students who are registered to participate. If you would like to register for The Big Idea, please contact your university representative.

  • Australian Catholic University – Sarah VanRyn –
  • Central Queensland University –  Ashley Clarke –
  • Curtin University – Marc Phillips –
  • Swinburne University- Viet Le –
  • University of Melbourne – Megan Carney –
  • University of New South Wales –  Stephen Pfeiffer