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Sustainable Development Goals

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

Grand Challenges

Grand Challenges

Grand Challenges

Grand Challenges 2022 has finished and will return 5-9 June 2023. Grand Challenges is a project week, in which you will work in interdisciplinary groups with other like-minded students to design innovative solutions to real world challenges. Top academics and invited speakers will share their views and help you apply your skills and knowledge to a real-life problem. You will further develop your transferable skills including team work, presentation skills and project planning.

Our 2022 Challenges

Future Food
Planetary Health
Social Inequality
Student Mental Health
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


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.