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Challenges Online

> Innovative online programme
> Take place from anywhere in the world
> Students joining from other unis around the world
> Make a positive impact to global challenges
> Develop a range of transferable skills

Sustainable Development Goals

All of our Challenges topics link to the United Nation's 17 Sustainable Development Goals, such as committing to take urgent climate action (13) and promoting just, peaceful and inclusive societies (16).

Challenges Online - 7-11 June 2021

We have designed this online programme based on Grand Challenges, which has been successfully running for the last seven years. Challenges Online ran for the first time in 2020, and is returning on 7-11 June 2021.

Challenges Online is a project week, in which you will work in interdisciplinary groups with other like-minded students to design innovative solutions to real-world sustainability problems. Top academics and invited speakers will share their views and help you apply your skills and knowledge to the questions and issues you are most passionate about. You will further develop your transferable skills including teamwork, presentation skills and project planning, which will make you stand out to future employers. Following the Challenges Online week, the university can support you to continue with your projects so you can make a longer term impact. 

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Social Inequality
Planetary Health
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Challenges Online helps students to develop their sustainable thinking, self-awareness and experiential learning, in line with the Entrecomp framework. Read more about this framework here.