Enter 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!
3 January – registration opens
30 January – registration closes
1 February – competition opens
10 March – 1st round closes
24 March – finalists announced
27 March – 2nd round opens
7 April – 2nd round closes
10-21 April – online interviews
24 April – the winning team announced
End of June – the winning team goes to Members’ Forum
The entry fee depends on the number of teams each educational institution decided to register. Competition entry fees allow us to run the competition. Discounts are available for teams in Africa, South Asia and Malaysia.
*VAT applies to teams from universities based in the UK or EU. Discounts are available for teams in Africa, South Asia and Malaysia.
Why You Should Enter
Win the Prize!
The winning team will receive a £2000 cash prize
The winning team will also receive an all-expenses paid trip to CIOB Members’ Forum
You can view the competition’s full terms and conditions here.
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How many teams can my university enter?
A University can enter up to five teams into the competition, but only one of those teams can represent the University in the Finals.
Do I need to be a CIOB Student member to take part?
Membership of the Chartered Institute of Building is not required to partake in Global Student Challenge, but if you’re not a member we certainly encourage you to become one! You can view our student membership options here.