Developing as a leader
|Position||Project Manager of Grand Challenges|
Benefits of Grand Challenges
Hannah is Project Manager for Grand Challenges, a week-long summer programme in which undergraduate University of Exeter students work together in interdisciplinary research groups, alongside some of our top academics in order to address some of the greatest challenges of the 21st Century.
With a core group of students creating the Challenges and many students leading change within each Challenge, Hannah experiences first-hand the importance of this opportunity for encouraging students to develop as leaders. As Hannah explains: "By participating in Grand Challenges students can gain experience of how to effect change, actively engage in society and develop an understanding of how social, environmental, cultural and economic issues are interrelated."
There are a variety of Challenges to choose from, based at our Exeter and Penryn campuses. In 2014 students tackled topics including mental health, climate change, sustainable food production and conservation. Explore the Challenges 2014 pages to find out more about the 2014 Challenges.
"[Students] can effect change [and] actively engage in society"