Global engineering challenge





We are always looking for recent Engineering alumni to help us at our annual Global Engineering Challenge, which supports over 1300 first year engineering students from across the Faculty with their skills development.

The Global Engineering Challenge is a week-long interdisciplinary challenge 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

Students will engage with alumni to help them gain an understanding of the wide range of skills they need to become an engineer and the importance of early career planning. Alumni volunteers help in lots of ways including presentations, mentoring student groups, networking with students, and participating in boardroom "panels".

We hope you will also benefit from participating and;

  • Enjoy visiting campus and chatting to 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

Register your interest

We would be very grateful if you could circulate this with other Mechanical Engineering alumni you think may be interested in attending.

If you have any questions, please contact Emma Packham, Alumni Volunteering Manager, e.j.packham@sheffield.ac.uk (0114) 222 5599.