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EWB-UK provides training events for young engineers interested in development work. We run a wide range of events from talks and short workshops to longer weekend courses. We also run an annual specific Pre-departure course for volunteers going on our placements scheme.
We run events all over the country and aim to make our courses as accessible for young people as possible by subsidising the costs of the course and working all over the UK.
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Interested in disaster relief and development?
Want to spend a weekend learning about shelter from experts in the field?
This course aims to provide an introduction to shelter, from international planning through to project implementation and the associated practical technical skills. With a mix of theory and hands-on workshops covering shelter in emergencies, the transition from relief to development, and reconstruction and mitigation, this course will educate and inspire.
We ran another successful and well-received course at Clare Farm from 20th - 22nd June, 2008.
Here are just some of the comments we receieved after the course:
Next Friday, 13th June 2008, Durham University will be holding its first International Development Course from 9.30am-5.30pm in the Chemistry Department on the Science Site of the Durham Campus.
Sachi Findlater our 2007/08 National Training Coordinator has been awarded the Student Volunteering Gold Award for her outstanding committment to EWB-UK as a volunteer this year.
EWB Birmingham are hosting the multi disciplinary weekend training course involving a vast selection of workshops, inspirational guest speakers, interactive challenges and role-play sessions.
The aims for the course include:
Clare Farm is an exciting 2.5 day course held at Clare Farm in Dullingham. The course was the first EWB-UK course and has always been hugely popular. The 2.5 days provides an excellent introduction to a number of areas of development through a series of practical exercises and theoretical sessions led by professionals from the development and relief fields.
"This was my first experience of an EWB training weekend and I’m happy to say it was a positive one! The course is suitable for anyone with an interest in Wind Power, regardless of experience, but also provides enough technical information and expertise for those with background knowledge.
name is Penny Gilg and I am a 1st year Civil and Environmental Engineer at
Cardiff University. I recently joined
EWB because I want to use my degree to help other people on a both a world wide
and community based scale and saw EWB as the perfect organization to offer
On the weekend of 30th November to the 2nd December we went to the Centre for Alternative Technology just north of Machynlleth in mid-Wales. The centre offers practical solutions to help us lessen our impact on the environment.
An exciting weekend of talks and practicals covering solar water heating, energy storage and distribution, zero-carbon housing, mini-hydro power and more! If you have any questions, please e-mail email@example.com
17:00 Friday 25th April - afternoon of Sunday 27th April