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On Monday, 23rd February the president of Engineers Without Borders UK's (EWB-UK) Bristol University branch, Conor McGlacken, has fought off tough competition from students across the UK to win the 2015 Student Volunteer of the Year Award, as part of the annual Student Volunteering Week celebrations next week.

 
Eleven of our placements are still open.
From cookstove design with Prakti in India to earthquake resistant construction techniques teaching in Nepal, we have placements lasting between 3 and 12 months and covering various engineering fields. See the list of 2015 placements here

You can still apply to our 2015 international placements until Sunday, 22 February! Engineers Without Borders UK has placements for engineering undergraduates, graduates and early career engineers as well as for those with a background in educational development.

Applications are open for the International Training Courses to take place in the summer of 2015! These courses are a great introduction to intenational development.  Apply before the March and May deadlines, and don't miss out on CSE Early Birds discount.

“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.

EWB-UK Remembers Kim Waterhouse

EWB-UK is very sad to learn that Kim Waterhouse died last week. Kim was a civil engineer, a humanitarian and a teacher, and his death is a very sad loss for the many different people he inspired and influenced.

We are looking for an experienced professional fundraiser to join our team and lead our fundraising and communications efforts. This is an amazing opportunity; we have great stories to tell and extraordinary networks to draw upon.

Water pump site in Benin

Are you passionate about addressing global issues, with first hand experience of delivering international development projects? If so, you could be the perfect person to join us as our Head of International Partnerships.

With Placements 2015 applications about to open later this month and the EWB Challenge in its biggest year yet, we are  calling on everyone who would be interested and willing to spend a minimum of 40 minutes to help us review the best student reports and mark Placements applications. Instructions will be provided. 

Jo with Reignite staff and local community in Bambui

On Friday 5 December Engineers Without Borders UK celebrated International Volunteer Day (IVD). IVD 2014 not only celebrated volunteering on the whole, but also pay special tribute to people’s participation in engineering initiatives, making a difference locally, nationally and globally.