During Grand Challenges Week, students carry out a group project to address an aspect of their Challenge. As part of their project, students create one or more outputs such as a poster, a video, a social media campaign, a prototype or design for an app, a report, a project proposal or a ministerial submission. The projects that the students produced in 2018 are shown below.
Asking the people of Exeter about their knowledge of climate change and debunking common misconceptions and myths.
GeoCity: Raising awareness about what geoengineering is, and whether or not it's a viable option for the future
Food for Thought
ExeFood: A Facebook group for people to share their unwanted food and prevent perfectly good food from going to waste. Students post their unwanted items in the group with a picture and details including time and place of pick up.
Food Justice: Destigmatising the use of food banks, and mapping out where people can find help if they are in food poverty
Following Grand Challenges Week, Food Exeter have published the map on their website, showing people where they can find free or low cost food.
Eat Cheap, East Easy, Eat Green!: A campaign aimed at Fresher students; raising awareness about the health, environmental and ethical benefits of a more plant based diet, and giving students ideas of vegan substitutes for foods.
Square One: A campaign that breaks down the barriers preventing students from getting involved in the plethora of organised physical activities on campus. Raising awareness of the benefits of physical activity beyond physical health, signposting students to sports activities taking place on campus, and organising additional beginner activities.
WOW (Working out Wellbeing): Working with clubs/societies to develop a mental health support system and ensuring all clubs have a beginner programme for social inclusion. Will provide training for a rep in each society.
S.W.A.E: "Our team, S.W.A.E, Stay Well At Exeter, is working to improve the Wellbeing and mental health services for international students at The University of Exeter. We recognise that overcoming the language barrier and cultural differences between international and home students is a grand challenge, and we- as students can make a difference, so that all students can stay well at Exeter- locally and internationally."