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Grand Challenges is running as 'Challenges Online' again for 2021

Grand Challenges

Grand Challenges

COVID-19 update

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Grand Challenges is not able to go ahead in its usual face to face format, and is instead running as a similar online programme called Challenges Online. The inaugural Challenges Online ran in June 2020 and Challenges Online 2021 will run between 7th-11th June 2021. Please go to the Challenges Online website for more information.


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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