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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. 

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.

 

Sophie McPhillips, our Workshops and Events Coordinator, has been named as the NCE Graduate of the Year 2014.

 

Christmas lights are on! It's a sure sign that it’s time to get into the festive mood and think generously about your friends, family and your favourite charity. Visit our fundraising page to contribute to the work of Engineers Without Borders UK. 

London Scottish Football Club

EWB-UK enjoyed an excellent afternoon in partnership with London Scottish Football Club (LSFC) on 13 December 14. 

Unfortunately, the result didn't go Scottish's way but EWB-UK increased the awareness of our activities outside of the engineering community and managed to raise some funds too.

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. 

“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.

This year, LogiKal has decided to support Engineers Without Borders UK through various challenges & fundraising. The first LogiKal challenge was climbing Mount Snowdon, which is a 3,560 feet mountain in Snowdonia National Park. We decided to walk the Watkins Path to the summit, which is the hardest route to the top.

The new Engineers Without Borders UK CEO, Doug Harper, was put under the spotlight last week with an interview that was livestreamed over the internet. The EWB-UK team and the public submitted their questions to Doug by email and through the Twitter hashtag #askewbceo.

EWB-UK launched EWB Challenge 2014/15 for universities in the UK and Ireland in what will be its biggest year to date. This year 23 universities signed up to take part in the Challenge. During the next academic year over 3,500 students are expected to participate in the programme.