Vice-Chancellor's Challenge 2022: Win up to £10,000 in funding

Do you have great solutions to global challenges?

Want to add something unique to your academic transcript and possibly secure up £10,000 in funding?

This year, the Vice-Chancellor's Challenge is ‘Seeking Solutions to Global Challenges’. It tackles some of the greatest challenges faced by our planet and its people, from climate change and destruction of the natural world to rising inequality and declining wellbeing. These problems, exacerbated by the global pandemic, concern every nation on Earth and affect every person.

That’s why the Vice-Chancellor's Challenge connects you with students from across the University and asks you to work together to develop smart, innovative solutions that can tackle these challenges now.

Register here and bring your ideas, your energy, and your skills to the launch of the Vice-Chancellor's Challenge on Wednesday 26th of January, 1.00 – 5.00pm. Connect with students in other disciplines, and engage in workshops to help you choose a challenge to tackle:

  • The Green Economy
  • Restoring Nature
  • The Future of Cities
  • Mobilities and Migration
  • Food and Nutrition Security
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Education and Employment Futures
  • Gender inequalities

What does the Challenge involve?

If you join the Challenge, you'll receive weekly training and support from academic mentors, business leaders, and the University's own in-house film team to develop:

  • The academic foundation of your idea
  • Your case for up to £10,000 of funding for your project – available to the winning group
  • A video to present your idea to the Vice-Chancellor at the final in March

It's a unique opportunity to put yourself to the test, gain impressive skills for your CV, and turn theory into reality to help power the post-Covid recovery. Will you rise to the Challenge?

The Vice-Chancellor's Challenge is open to all undergraduate students from second year onwards and to postgraduate taught students. Please note, if you have previously participated in the challenge you are unable to do so again. Register now to secure your place


Read about the theme or see previous finalists to find out more. 


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