University Global Challenge

Date16 October 2023 - 08 December 2023
LocationOnline event
University Global Challenge information
Target audience: UCLan students and alumni (UK based and overseas)

The University Global Challenge is an eight-week digital competition. Connecting our students from around the world in response to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Working in teams, you will generate and grow ideas, selecting the best solutions to pitch to a leading panel of experts. 

You'll be assisted by a UK based mentor, providing guidance and support throughout the competition. You will attend a facilitated workshop or masterclass each week to help develop your professional skills and sharpen your ideas.

Your creative outputs will be judged by the expert panel, who will share their professional feedback. You will receive a certificate of achievement on completing the challenge. Selected prizes available for winning teams too

The challenge is delivered online over an 8-week period between Monday 16 October – Friday 8 December 2023.

Why participate in the challenge?

Apply your skills

Put your abilities to the test in a real-world challenge. This will help your stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs, and be a real boost to your CV.

Work internationally

Collaborate with people from around the world. Apply your communication, creative and leadership skills within a digital team.

Grow your network

You will be encouraged to work with new people including leading professionals and experts. Your professional network starts now.

By completing the University Global Challenge, you will leave the competition with the knowledge and confidence to successfully respond to a global issue.

You’ll have gained practical experience through working with industry inspired design toolkits to identify problems, generate ideas and choose the best solutions. In addition, you will have evidence of being able to apply your research to a real world challenge.

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