Choose your Challenge

Find out more about the Choose your Challenge events

Exeter Award

Grand Challenges Week counts towards the volunteering hours for the Exeter Award. Grand Challenges skills training sessions also count towards the Award. 

Grand Challenges 4th-8th June 2018

Grand Challenges is a project week running 4th-8th June 2018, in which you will work in interdisciplinary groups with other like-minded students to design innovative solutions to real world challenges. Top academics and invited speakers will share their views and help you apply your skills and knowledge to a real-life problem. You will further develop your transferable skills including team work, presentation skills and project planning.


Benefits of Grand Challenges

Grand Challenges enables you to develop a wide range of transferable skills including teamwork, communication and public speaking. You will also meet like-minded people and develop a broader understanding of global challenges.

Skills development during Grand Challenges

High profile experts

Last year we welcomed:

  • NHS Leads
  • The Director of Eurpopol
  • Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change authors
  • National Farmers' Union

View of all of collaborators

Facebook competition

Once you have signed up for Grand Challenges, you can enter our Facebook competition to win a £50 Amazon voucher. 

Visit our Facebook page for more details and to take part