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Sustainable Development Goals

All of our Challenges topics link to the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Grand Challenges 5-9 June 2023

Grand Challenges

Grand Challenges

Grand Challenges is a project week 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. Read more.

2023 Challenge Voting

There are six potential Challenges for this year, and we want to hear from you about which Challenges you would be most interested in taking part inStudent voting is now open to determine which Challenges will run, and the top four winning Challenges from the vote will take place in June 2023.  

De-Globalisation
Future Food
Social Inequality
Mental Health
Tomorrow's World
Benefits of Grand Challenges

Grand Challenges gives you the opportunity to meet like-minded people and develop a wide range of transferable skills including teamwork and public speaking. You also gain a broader understanding of global challenges, and have the potential to make a real world impact.

Benefits of Grand Challenges

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

Entrecomp

Grand Challenges helps students to develop their sustainable thinking, self-awareness and experiential learning, in line with the Entrecomp framework.

Read more about this framework here.