Take Part


Take Part

Map the System is open to students and recent graduates of all levels and disciplines from any of our partner institutions.


Participant Registration


Participant registration for Map the System 2021 opens from 2 November 2020 until 31 January 2021


Who can participate?


Partner institutions must have registered in the competition for students to be eligible to participate. To find out if your institution is registered, you can email mapthesystem@sbs.ox.ac.uk.


  • Participants can apply for Map the System as an individual or in a team of up to 5 people.
  • At least one member of the team must be a current student at any of our partner institutions (enrolled on a course of 6 months or longer), OR a recent graduate of one of those institutions (i.e. having completed studies within 12 months of the date they register for the competition).
  • Students may be at undergraduate, diploma, postgraduate, or doctoral level.
  • Non-students, or students from another institution, may join a team as long as at least one member is a current student/recent graduate of the registered partner institution.


We do not distinguish between degree/diploma subjects and levels when marking submissions as we are looking for the strongest submissions, regardless of a student’s age or subject area, though each partner institution is welcome to set their own application requirements in addition to the above.