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High profile experts

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.

These are the experts that have taken part in previous years. For details of experts taking part in 2018, check out the individual Challenge pages. 

External collaborators

All Challenges

Climate Change

Food for Thought

Food for Thought (Pernyn)

Global Security

Mental Health

Brexit

University of Exeter academics

Climate Change

Food for Thought

Food for Thought (Penryn)

Global Security

Mental Health

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.

Exeter City Futures

Exeter City Futures, an organisation looking to make Exeter and the surrounding area sustainable for the future, posed the students with real-world problems within the Climate Change Challenge. This new enquiry group – entitled ‘The Sustainable Family’ – used data from the Energy Independence 2025 Report, and set the students the task of looking to see how a typical Exeter household could become energy independent by 2025.

This work couples with the ‘Analytical City’ that Exeter City Futures has been working on. This project gave young people the chance to ask big questions about the city and life people want, helping to create the necessary change to make the ideas happen.

Exeter City Futures is looking to make Exeter and the surrounding region sustainable for the future. Their goal is to make Exeter congestion free and energy independent by 2025. If you're interested in seeing their write-up of the week, you can find the story on their website.