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Map the System

Map the System is much more than a competition – it is a representation of our core beliefs about social change: that we all have the responsibility to understand problems we want to be part of solving.

In partnership with the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, GBSN invites faculty and staff across the network to bring Map the System to their students. There have been a handful of GBSN Institutions participate in Map the System to date, and we would love to extend this to as many partner members as possible as part of this partnership.

Map the System uses systems thinking as a guiding approach and equips students to tackle complex sustainability challenges and become better leaders. They do so by working in teams to explore a social or environmental problem they care about. Students learn how to understand and incorporate different perspectives and identify the influence stakeholders have on parts of the system. Since 2016, MTS has grown, year on year. Now a global community of over 65 institutions and thousands of students, Map the System will change the way your students see the world. Watch the new video “How can institutions take part in Map the System” to learn more.

Register your institution now via the Map the System website before 30 October 2022 and join a global community of social impact educators committed to providing students with transformational learning opportunities. Last year over 65 global educational institutions participated in Map the System across 6 continents

Institution registration is now open.

The final deadline to register your institution is Sunday, 30 October 2022. When GBSN Member Schools click to register, there will be an option to indicate your status as a GBSN member.

What is the cost?

Map the System is more than a competition – it’s a learning program and a learning community. We’ve added more digital content and enrichment, including virtual workshops and masterclasses with Oxford faculty and globally recognized impact leaders.

The Institutional Registration Fee helps to support some of the costs of Map the System. The full fee is £3750 (USD $4,500) per institution.

Network Discounts

GBSN Network members are eligible for a substantial fee reduction to participate in Map the System, with the introductory offer of participating in Map the System 2023 for £2000 (USD $2,400).

Further fee reduction and sponsorship scheme

The Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship is a non-profit, grant-funded, social innovation centre, however we have a limited amount of further fee waiver support available to provide bursaries and discounts to institutions to permit them to partake in the program. We prioritize offering fee waivers to institutions in low or middle income countries to enable their students to participate in Map the System and for their staff to benefit from the network partnerships as well as providing access to our growing learning program in the social impact and systems change space. Network partners can provide a fee sponsorship to a partner institution in a low- or middle-income country. This sponsorship would enable a partner institution to join the Map the System program who might not otherwise have the opportunity to take part. The sponsored institution could either be nominated by the sponsor, or we can suggest a suitable institution to sponsor and onboard them onto Map the System.

We also have a referral scheme, whereby institutions who successfully recruit a new partner school, will receive an additional fee discount of £200 on next year’s participation fee.

For questions regarding the institution participation fee or waiving of fees, please contact the Skoll Centre team at mapthesystem@sbs.ox.ac.uk or check out our FAQs on the website.