Yorkshire Student Challenge faces off lockdown
The November lockdown put paid to plans to run the Annual Yorkshire Student Challenge (run in conjunction with Sheffield Hallam University) in person, but the Sheffield Hub Committee, determined to keep this experience running for students across Yorkshire, converted the format to work as a virtual challenge. They delivered as much of the real construction site experience as they could.
Five colleges from across the region submitted teams, working on the logistics of running a site in a constrained space featuring limited access and while keeping the surrounding area open for business.
Members of the Alliance team working on the project, including Dan Marsh from BAM Construction, provided a briefing to the students, supported by Sheffield Hallam University senior lecturer Tim Jones. The judging panel involved members of the Alliance team and the Sheffield Hub committee including chair John Caudwell.