Global Engineering Challenge

We're looking for recent graduates and industry contacts, who are Engineers, Computer Scientists (or Scientists working in Engineering), to join the Global Engineering Challenge

Students and alumni at the Global Engineering Challenge in 2020

Event details

Dates: Wednesday 25 January and Friday 27 January 2023

Indicative Times (TBC): 12:00-17:00 BST

Venue: On campus or Online

Register as an Industry Mentor

The Global Engineering Challenge (GEC) is an interdisciplinary event that gives students the opportunity to:

  • Tackle real-world engineering problems in developing countries from a global perspective
  • Consider not only the technical, but the social, ethical and environmental implications of their decisions
  • Consider their future role in improving the world we live in
  • Develop team working and problem solving skills
  • Work across disciplines to broaden their horizons and subject knowledge

Your role:

  • Visit our virtual teaching spaces and support current students
  • Help the development of the next generation of Engineers
  • Promote your company with talented students
  • Develop your own presentation and communication skills
  • Count participation towards your CPD or Engineering chartership

How you can get involved

In 2023 we’re planning to hold some of the events on campus, while retaining other aspects online.

We’re looking for alumni and industry mentors to support our first and second year engineering students as they take part in these cross-faculty project weeks, aimed at developing their ability to take on real-life engineering projects.

Your role:

  • Share your insight and career experiences with students

  • Provide feedback on student projects and presentations

  • Take part in a discussion panel with the students

  • Showcase your company and talent spot for graduate opportunities

Time commitment

We're still finalising the programme as we work towards a hybrid approach. 

Register as an Industry Mentor