Sign up for our 2022 residential programme now and receive a free programme valued at up to £999

If you sign sign up and pay for our July 9-20 2022 residential programme with GSDC you will also receive one of the following packages completely free:

  • One of our 8-day online programmes valued at £999 hosted July 18-25: Finance and Economics, Artificial Intelligence, Engineering Preparation, or Medical Preparation.
  •  Participation in a Global Space Design Challenge worth £399 on either July 23-25 or on July 16-18. Either of the GSDC 3-day challenges will allow selected students to attend the GSDC World Finals at Imperial College July 16-18, 2022. The GSDC 3-day July 23-25 is already included with the 8-day online programme.
  • Or you can opt for any of the programmes on held at a later date in the fall or spring. 



    The 2021 Global Space Design Challenge Programmes:                                                                                        

The 2021 Summer Online Programmes:

Two dates for the three day Space Design Challenge. One day of intense introduction to all aspects of designing a space settlement, including: engineering, design, medical, environmental biology, automation and AI, and finance. Two days of designing your own settlement where you will elect officers, run your company in response to the Foundation Societies Request For Proposal (RFP). 
July 16-18, 2021 competition focusing on engineering (structural, human, operations and automation) settlement design and finance.
July 23-25, 2021 competition focusing on all facets of engineering, medical issues in space, environmental collalaries to Earths environmental issues, Artifical Intelligence, Finance, funding and budgets to finance and build a settlement.

  • Work as a team to design a settlement in space and experience the challenges of working in a large industrial team.
  • You will receive mentoring and talks from world-class academics and industry experts.
                               ! You will receive valuable certificates and awards on completion of the challenge. !

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The residential programme  is a unique and exciting science and engineering experience culminating in a challenge designed as a simulation of life in industry. As a participant you will:

  • Have the chance to take your subject knowledge to the next level through a challenging academic programme that balances lectures, seminars and a high level of practical work.
  • You will access professional advice and guidance around applying for university study in the UK, including tours University of Oxford, University of Cambridge and Imperial College London.
  • You will receive mentoring and talks from world-class academics and industry experts.
  • Meet current undergraduate students and learn about their experience of life at university.
  • You will receive a certificate of achievement on completion of the course and the winning team receive medals.
  • Enjoy an exciting social programme that lets you see London and explore the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Imperial College London.                       

Residential Program   



How the design challenge works

At the end of the first week, teams are given a list of requirements (RFP) for a space settlement set years in the future, and have a day to prepare a detailed design, which they present to a panel of judges the following morning. The judges include academics, aerospace engineers and representatives from the UK Space Agencies.

Video UK Space Design Challenge