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Grand Challenges Week counts towards the Exeter Award.

Grand Challenges returns 10-14 June 2019

Grand Challenges is a project week thats runs in June, in which you work in interdisciplinary groups with other like-minded students to design innovative solutions to real world challenges. Top academics and invited speakers share their views and help you apply your skills and knowledge to a real-life problem. You 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

In 2018, we welcomed

  • The NHS Lead for Armed Forces
  • A Weatherhead visiting scholar at Harvard
  • Experts from the Met Office
  • Marks and Spencer

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Student testimonials

"The skills I have taken away from Grand Challenges are at the top of my CV"

"Our work from Grand Challenges is leading to changes being made at the University"

"I met so many new people and we quickly became friends through working together"

Read testimonials from previous students