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We are delighted to announce the list of placements with international partners across Africa, Asia and the Americas to take place in 2015/16. We're looking for exceptional volunteers seeking to use their engineering, scientific and educational skills on development projects benefiting communities overseas. Applications close on 22 February

Clare Farm Training Course 2006

An exciting opportunity to volunteer within the Member Led Partnerships team, in Engineers Without Borders UK.  The role involves training, supporting and enabling University branches wanting to partake in International Development Projects.  It's a great chance to develop management and mentoring skills as well gain experiencing supporting student volunteers across the country in a young, expanding program.  For more information and a role description please contact Milly Hennayake (

Training

Our international placements volunteers joined us at our new offices for their pre-departure training from 19th - 20th June. With over 50 volunteers in attendance, training sessions included security, fundraising through to project management. External facilitators also joined us from our corporate partners Newton Consulting and Arup.

Nepalese flag

All of us at Engineers Without Borders UK are deeply saddened by the terrible news that Nepal has suffered another earthquake.  We have a long history of working in the region in partnership with the fantastic Nepalese people.

 

The EWB Strathclyde branch held a regional conference for Scotland and Northern Ireland between the 27th February and the 1st March 2015. The event successfully brought together students from EWB’s branches in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast and Strathclyde, who discussed their work and brainstormed different issues.

An exciting opportunity to volunteer within the Member Led Partnerships team, in Engineers Without Borders UK.  The role involves training, supporting and enabling University branches wanting to partake in International Development Projects.  It's a great chance to develop management and mentoring skills as well gain experiencing supporting student volunteers across the country in a young, expanding program.  For more information and a role description please contact Milly Hennayake (milly.hennayake@ewb-uk.o

As plans start to come together for the EWB Challenge National Finals 2015, EWB-UK is proud to announce this year’s panel of judges. 

Jon Prichard, Chief Executive Officer – Engineering Council

Stephanie Haywood, President – Engineering Professors’ Council

The Outreach team have been running stands and activities at the Big Bang Fair in Birmingham and at the Raspberry Pi Competition at the Science Museum in London.

 

 
Two of our placements with Mexico-based partner IRRI are still open.
The first placement will see one volunteer join the Mexico City-based IRRI team for six months to delve deeper into Isla Urbana's rainwater harvesting system.
The three-month Sistema Biobolsa placement seeks to optimise and finalise the design of a hydrogen sulphide filte

“I chose EWB-UK because it knows how to utilise my engineering skills in a way that helps others. The most significant change for me from my placement was realising the power of engineering when applied properly.” Matt, Placement Volunteer, Nepal, 2013-14

On Saturday 1st November, EWB-UK hosted a Returned Volunteer Debrief for international volunteers.