Global Space Design Challenge


New participants


We look forward to welcoming Ka Yeung Mahasriariyawong from Hong Kong, who has been invited to attend the Global Space Design Challenge at Imperial College Oxford.  Congratulations Ka Yeung.

Welcome message

Jian Heseri’s Chinese message- One of our invaluable long…

Jian Heseri started volunteering with UKSDC in 2009,first as a supporting technical specialist, and later on as judge and “company” CEO.  After completing his Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London, he currently works as a reliability engineer in the petroleum industry, specialising in technical risk management and system reliability solutions in the hostile underwater environment.  The best treat for his volunteering weekends is seeing creative ideas from young candidates coming together into designs.


Welcome message

Welcome to the Global Space Design Challenge summer school!

If you’ve ever wanted to know what it could be like to live in space, here’s your chance. Our exciting programme will give you the opportunity to be part of a very special global space design challenge. Not only will you design your own space settlement, but you can be part of a team that creates an exciting environment set 70 years in the future.

Our summer camp, held on 16–27 July 2018, emulates, as closely as possible, the experience of working as a member of the aerospace industry. You will receive intensive training in space settlement design and will be fully supported by our team of mentors, space scientists and aerospace engineers. Whilst working as part of a team, you will learn skills in management, problem-solving, teamwork, communication and technical and engineering competence. I cannot promise that this will be easy, but I can tell you that this will be a unique and memorable experience which may help you when considering your future career and university applications.

I am proud to say that, over the past 10 years, more than 20,000 students have taken part in one of the UK’s most successful charity space design challenges (UKSDC) organised by our team, and many are now following careers in science and engineering.

But it’s not all hard graft because you’ll be living in academic accommodation with state of the art sports facilities, and we have an exciting programme of activities so that you can relax and enjoy a wonderful time in London. You will also be exposed to three of the world’s top universities, University of Oxford and Cambridge and Imperial College London.

If you want to know more, please contact us here and we look forward to welcoming you at Imperial College London in 2018.

With best wishes,

Dr. Randall  Perry

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