EWB Durham University is a group made up of students with an interest in engineering for international development. We organise a variety of regular activities such;

Projects: Every year we decide on one/two project(s) to be completed throughout the first two terms. This year we’ve been designing and building a bike-powered smoothie maker and phone charger.

Outreach: `We run classroom workshops in local schools with the aim to spread enthusiasm for engineering and development issues among the next generation.

International Placement Experience: With several past international volunteers regularly involved in our society, we can be a great source of information for and advice if you’re thinking about applying for one of the Engineers Without Borders UK Global Fellowships.

Talks & Discussion Evenings: We organise presentations from past volunteers with international experience, talking about their work with low income communities abroad. In the future we aim to organise other talks from individuals involved in sustainable engineering.


President – Matthew Foskett
Treasurer – Will Sinclair Marshall
Secretaries/Project Coordinators -Katherine Aird & Shereen Abdelhady
Outreach Coordinator – Tom Hickling
Social Secretaries/Publicity Officers – Henrik Løseth & Julita Cilleruelo


Thursday 16th February, 1pm. Talk from Rector Mukwiri on an Engineers Without Borders UK placement in Kibera Slums, Nairobi, Kenya as a structural engineer for 3 months.


We meet every Thursday evening at 8pm in Elvet Riverside 155. Sign up to the mailing list and Facebook for regular updates on socials and special events.

For more information,  please email us on [email protected]


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