Global Student Challenge

Launched in 2014, Global Student Challenge is an annual competition run by the Chartered Institute of Building that gives the opportunity to implement creative thinking, test analytical & technical skills whilst developing effective teamwork.

The Prize

The finalists will present their bids to a live panel of industry expert judges online. The winning team receive an all-expenses paid trip to CIOB Members Forum to present their bid and test their ideas in the real world with global industry experts giving feedback on the winning submission. On top of that, the winning team will also receive a £2000 cash prize!

The New Format

Refreshed and revamped, we have developed a new competition for students from around the world. Using a new interactive, engaging software platform. The competition asks students to create a virtual organisation and test team skills on a unique and challenging construction project.

The Competition

Using your own location and an imagined injection of cash from an anonymous donor you will be asked to bid for the construction of a student-focused campus facility. You will be provided with a UK-based campus example, but you will be asked to present a build that is radically different, focuses on the student experience and meets local technical, environmental, and social needs.

Using locally sourced materials and skills you will be tasked with the design and delivery of the facility through a thorough two-stage selection process, replicating the real-life bidding process. Finalists of Global Student Challenge will present their bid to a live panel of industry expert judges online. The winning team receive an all-expenses paid trip to CIOB Members Forum to present their bid and test their ideas in the real world with global industry experts giving feedback on the winning submission. On top of that the winning team also will receive a £2000 cash prize!

SimVenture Validate

SimVenture Validate is a platform that allows you to ideate, plan, test and share entrepreneurial and innovative ideas. It enables you to:

• Ideate your ideas by considering real-world problems and potential solutions

• Think through your project by completing a comprehensive Business Model Canvas which includes an added focus on sustainability

• Validate your assumptions by using a range of testing techniques and tools

• Produce an interactive and unique visual portfolio that can be easily shared on-screen

Members' Forum

Members’ Forum is a bi-annual event held by the CIOB. It changes location every year. In 2023 it will be held in the UK.

The winning team receive an all-paid-for trip to CIOB Members’ Forum. This face-to-face event brings together leading construction professionals from around the world and will allow you to participate in many activities alongside the delegates including site visits, industry workshops, networking and CIOB strategy development sessions.

The delegates of this event are representatives from each of our Local Hub Committees across the globe; the CIOB Board of Trustees and Officers; and the CIOB Leadership Team and key members of staff.

Join this dynamic group, present your winning submission and network with industry global leaders

How to Enter

Join this dynamic group, present your winning submission and network with industry global leaders

Competition Timeline

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3 January 2023

Teams register to enter

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30 January 2023

Registration closes

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1 February 2023

Competition opens

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10 March 2023

1st round closes

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24 March 2023

Finalists announced

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27 March 2023

2nd round opens

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7 April 2023

2nd round closes

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10-21 April 2023

Online interviews

 

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24 April 2023

Winning team announced

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June 2023

Members’ Forum (UK)

The winning team presents their submission to the delegation during the weeklong event

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