Experts involved

During Grand Challenges Week, students hear from a range of leading academics and external experts, who use their specialist knowledge and experience to inspire and educate the students during the week. A wide variety of individuals, local, national and international organisations have taken part in Grand Challenges since its inception.

External collaborators

All Challenges

Climate Change

Food for Thought

Food for Thought (Pernyn)

Gender Inequality

Global Security

Mental Health

Ocean Plastic

Brexit

University of Exeter academics and other staff

Climate Change

Food for Thought

Food for Thought (Penryn)

Gender Inequality

Global Security

Mental Health

Ocean Plastic

Brexit

FabLab

FabLab, a community resource found in the heart of Exeter City Library, equips students with the tools to produce more creative outputs. Students can have T-shirts printed, use 3D printers, laser cutters, digital embroiders, and a range of other exciting machines to make anything at all.  In 2017, students made the most of the equipment, with outputs including a jigsaw, keyrings, a 'Brexit' cow and several groups making t-shirts as team branding.

FabLab have written about Grand Challenges 2017 from their perspective. If you're interested, you can find the story on their website.