As a Department we are extremely proud of our students who have taken part in volunteering opportunities. Many of them help to run these projects and are pro-active in obtaining funding from various sponsors. We usually offer financial support to Civil Engineering Student-Led Projects each year. These activities give our students the opportunity to use their engineering knowledge, often working with students from other disciplines, and have a fantastic experience, as well as doing something incredibly rewarding. Further information on these projects is shown in the links below.
- Rural Education Development (RED). [Read the RED 2017 Project Report] [RED 2017 Poster]
- Raincatcher. [See the Raincatcher video from 2017]
- Engineering Change
- Global Brigades
Engage for Development was set up in 2010 by a team of alumni from the Department. These students had previously been involved in the El-Salvador project and wanted to continue to help developing communities. The not-for-profit company they founded facilitates teams of volunteers with engineering knowledge, to make a difference in such communities by helping to find solutions to problems through technical, environmental and societal means.
The Imperial College Union maintains a list of student volunteering projects. Visit the union website for more information.