Enterprising students sought for global construction gaming contest

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Entries opened today for the eighth Global Student Challenge, in which university teams compete to see who can run the best virtual construction company.

Run by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) since 2014, the annual competition is open to teams of full-time students studying for a degree in the built environment, with the winning team getting £2,000.

After initial rounds of the game, if Covid-19 travel restrictions permit, six finalist teams get an all-expenses paid trip to Sydney to determine the winner. The finals will be held virtually if restrictions are in place.

Last year’s champions were first-time winners, ‘Wonders’, a team of four final-year students studying for a Bachelor of Construction degree at Massey University’s School of Built Environment in Auckland, New Zealand.

Previous winners have included Glasgow Caledonian University, George Brown College, Toronto and Universitas Indonesia. 

Entries close on 18 February 2022. Finalists will be announced in April 2022.

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