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Welcome to your fourth edition of our quarterly newsletter, The Movement. This newsletter aims to keep you up to date with all the work we are doing to inspire, enable and influence globally responsible engineering. As you'll read below, we've had a lot going on these last three months. Ranging from the launch of our new five-year strategy, Engineering Change, being at Glastonbury, the EWB Challenge Finals through to launching our 2015 International Impact Review, we have been very busy! So go ahead, scroll down and enjoy reading all about what our movement has been doing.

Engineering Change | Our New Strategy 2016-21

In April we launched our new strategy, Engineering Change. Engineering Change sets out our plans for 2016-21 and clearly lays out the change that we want to lead in the engineering community and wider society to ensure that people everywhere have equal access to the benefits of engineering. You can read all about our new vision, strategic objectives and guiding principles here.

Engineering Change builds on what we have achieved in the last 12 years, yet challenges us to do things differently to ensure we achieve the change we wish to see at the speed required. We are leading a growing movement for change and we need your support. We know that together, we can create a world where people everywhere have equal access to the benefits of engineering. 

Glastonbury 2016 | Together We Can Engineer Change 

Forget Adele...this year for the first time ever we were at Glastonbury! We were at the festival as part of our strategic objective to inspire more people to understand engineering and its role in human development. Thank you so much to everyone that visited us and showed their support. You can relive the festival with our gallery here. We also have ambitions to do more events in the future, so watch this space! 

Our new Membership Officer | Emily Cabon

Many of you may have already met or spoken to our newest team member, Emily Cabon. Emily joined the team in March as our Membership Officer which is a new role for Engineers Without Borders UK. Bringing a wealth of experience having worked with volunteers and member groups in previous positions at Results UK and The ONE Campaign, we're delighted to have her on board! 

Vacancy | Fundraising Assistant For The Summer

We're looking for someone who is passionate about addressing global issues, and perhaps with aspirations for a career in the charity and/ore international development sector to join our team over the summer as our temporary Fundraising Assistant. This Fundraising Assistant role will add extra capacity to our fundraising team over the summer and is ideal for someone looking to gain experience within the civil society sector. You can read more and apply here. Please note that the deadline for this role is midnight today, Thursday 30 June 2016.

We're On Instagram | Follow Us @ewb_uk
Insert drum roll... we're now on Instagram! If you're not doing so already, follow us now and be kept up to date with all that is going on in our movement through the power of imagery. You can find us with @ewb_uk!

Engineering Open House Day | Come along and be inspired!

We're part of the Institute of Engineering and Technology's Engineering Open House Day on Friday 29 July 2016 and we'd love you to join us. We'll be running both morning and afternoon sessions filled with lots of fun activities to inspire young people to get into engineering! Read more and sign up here: 

EWB Challenge Finals | Sheffield Hallam University Team Crowned Winners 

On Monday 20 June 2016, we hosted our 5th annual EWB Challenge Finals at the Siemens Crystal in London. As one of the most sustainable buildings in the world, it was a very fitting venue for the occasion. This year was the biggest finals to date with over 200 attendees. The competition was high this year with attending students whittled down from over 4,600 participants across the country. We were delighted to be joined by Naomi Climer, President of The

Institution of Engineering and Technology who gave a keynote speech, along with Duncan Wanblad and Jon Samuel from Anglo American our greatest supporters of the EWB Challenge and many other faces. This year saw the team from Sheffield Hallam University were crowned winners with their efficient modular burner stove. Nottingham Trent University took home the Runner's Up Prize and London South Bank University took home the People's Prize. A very big congratulations to our winners and everyone that participated. Thank you to all those who attended! 

We also announced some exciting news of our own at the EWB Challenge finals. In light of our new strategy Engineering Change, the EWB Challenge is being revamped and launched as the Engineering for People Design Challenge with a new website, more interaction for participating students and more information for our academics. Keep your eyes peeled for more information in the coming weeks!

Sheffield Hallam University's winning team with Duncan and Jon from Anglo American

Science On Stage! | Inspiring The Next Generation Of Globally Responsible Engineers

In May we were at the annual Benjamin Franklin House's 'Science On Stage!' event held at The British Library engaging young people in engineering with our youth Outreach workshops. Science on Stage! illuminates the National Curriculum through a variety of activities. Focused on children in Key Stage 2 we were delighted to be a part of the event.

2016 International Placements | Enabling Equal Access To The Benefits of Engineering Around The World

We're delighted to share with you the map below detailing all our international placements taking place in 2016-17. These projects will be worked on by 52 Engineers Without Borders UK volunteers participating in our International Placements, Member-Led Partnerships and Global Engineer Fellowships. All of our projects are related to our strategic focus areas: renewable energy, water and sanitation (WASH) and the built environment. By developing collaborations with our international partners and volunteer engineers, our aim is to strengthen the environmental, social and economic resilience of communities through engineering. 

Pre-departure Training For Our 2016 Volunteers | Panel Discussions and more

In April and May our annual Pre-departure Training days took place for our volunteers working internationally. We prepared 52 volunteers with the skills and knowledge required for their projects with us in Africa, Asia and Latin America. 

This year's training included a topical panel discussion 'Conceptions and Misconceptions of International Development and the Role of Engineers’. The discussion highlighted the importance of context, whether overseas or in the UK. A big thank you to representatives from CARE International, the Royal Academy of Engineering, Bechtel, Arup and the Department of Energy and Climate Change who all provided their expertise for the debate.

The UK Shelter Forum | Alumni Volunteer Ian Ashcroft Represents Engineers Without Borders UK

In May we were delighted to have Ian Ashcroft represent us at the UK Shelter Forum hosted by the Institute of Structural Engineers and CARE International. He shared his experiences working with us and our international partner KDI in Kenya on building safe and healthy schools in Nairobi. The project Ian worked on is continuing this year with our Global Engineer Fellowships initiative.

Our International Impact in 2015 | Collaborative Partnerships

We recently published our international impact review, Collaborative Partnerships, Our International Work in 2015. The review provides snapshots of the fantastic impact of our international work and how it contributes to our vision and objectives. Last year alone we enabled engineering capacity ranging from developing sanitation solutions as part of the ‘One home, One toilet’ initiative in urban areas of India to designing innovative payment methods for delivering off-grid solar energy in rural Peru. So go on, have a read!

We Need You | Mentor A Volunteer Whilst On Their International Placement

We need you! We’re on the hunt for mentors to support some of our International Placement volunteers whilst they are working overseas with us this year. We need mentors with technical skills and knowledge relevant to the specific placement they will be to mentoring. You can read more and apply here. Please note the deadline is Monday 4 July 2016.

EWB Bristol University |
Supporting The FRANK Water Project

Member group EWB University of Bristol have been working with with FRANK providing technical expertise to FRANK water. FRANK are a Bristol-based charity which funds and trains six clean water NGO partners in India. The original project researched sustainable defloridation techniques in order to reduce fluoride contamination. EWB University of Bristol have developed it into new areas including rainwater harvesting and GIS analysis.

In the past year EWB University of Bristol have researched the economic, social and environmental indicators for water poverty, used QGIS to create GIS maps to enable visual interpretation of the data. Using the Water Poverty Index as a guide, these indicators were ranked by importance, so that the areas of greatest need could be established.

As the maps can be easily interpreted they enable FRANK to demonstrate problems more clearly to their partners. EWB University of Bristol will be running the project next year and will continue to develop it, potentially expanding the areas of research into the water needs of Nepal. 

All the fantastic work you have read about simply would not be possible without the generous support we receive. We are achieving a lot, but we need to do a lot more too. If you love what we do, please support what we do! There are lots of ways to do so including fundraising, setting up a regular donation or perhaps getting your employer to sponsor us. To learn more and support us now please visit

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