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Grand Challenges 1-5 June 2020

Grand Challenges is a project week in June, 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


Climate Emergency
Climate & Environment Futures
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

Experts involved

In 2019, we welcomed

  • NHS mental health leads for the South West
  • A senior BBC reporter
  • Experts from the Met Office
  • The Head of the National Counter Terrorism Security Office

View all of our collaborators

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