Globally Responsible Engineering Virtual Experience Programme

by Engineers Without Borders UK

Job Details

Deadline: Ongoing
Length: Virtual Experience
Roles: Engineering
Location: Nationwide
City: Virtual

Globally Responsible Engineering Virtual Experience Programme

Exploring the future of engineering.

Why join this Virtual Experience Programme?

Engineering has played a significant role – both good and bad – in getting humankind and the planet to where we are today. Typically, the engineering community still relies on unsustainable practices and materials, with limited consideration of the broader impact. The building and construction sector alone is responsible for 38% of global emissions whilst there continues to be vast inequality across the world.

This has to change. We need to move away from outdated working methods and prioritising profit over people and the planet. At Engineers Without Borders UK, we are working to reach the tipping point to ensure a safe and just future for all by inspiring, upskilling and driving change to put global responsibility at the heart of engineering.

During this course, aimed at those both in the sector or interested in what the profession has to offer, participants will interrogate the role of engineering, learn about the principles of global responsibility, how to encourage participatory and inclusive outcomes in practice and critically reflect on your role in ensuring a more safe and just future for all.

About Engineers Without Borders UK

Engineers Without Borders started when a group of engineers gave their time and their skills to help people in Ethiopia during the famine of the early 1980s. Now there are 60 organisations around the world.

Our organisation, Engineers Without Borders UK, emerged at the beginning of the millennium, during an era of greater global consciousness, which saw the world commit to the Millennium Development Goals.

In 2001, a group of students at University of Cambridge were inspired by one of the founders of Engineers Without Borders Canada, and set up the organisation in the UK.

We became a registered company and charity in 2004, but the big shift came in 2006 when we went from being a group of volunteers to having permanent professional staff.

In 2011, we began to make an impact on the UK’s education system. Our award-winning Engineering for People Design Challenge prepares students, the engineers of the future, to become globally responsible engineers.

In 2016, we launched our five year ‘Engineering Change’ strategy, which introduced globally responsible engineering and our intention to transform engineering so that it benefits everyone.

Today, we continue to grow in size, reach, impact and ambition. We are now focused on reaching the tipping point where global responsibility becomes integral to the way all engineering is taught and practiced. By 2030 we will build a movement of over half a million people, powerful enough to radically transform the culture of engineering.

Together we will ensure a safe and just future for all.

How to apply

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