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

Grand Challenges ran as 'Challenges Online' again in 2021. Plans for 2022 are to be confirmed.

Grand Challenges

Grand Challenges

Grand Challenges 6-10 June 2022

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Grand Challenges has not able to go ahead in its usual face to face format, and has instead run as a similar online programme called Challenges Online. The inaugural Challenges Online ran in June 2020 and it ran again in June 2021. Please go to the Challenges Online website for more information. Plans for 6-10 June 2022 are still to be confirmed.

 Previous Challenges

Climate Emergency
Climate & Environment Futures
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Speak to past students about the Challenges running this year
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