Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Community Impact Award for SELA Member

Kate Drury, SELA Cohort 2016

Over the last academic year I have been the Outreach Coordinator for Sheffield’s Engineers Without Borders society. Engineers Without Borders UK is a national charity, which aims to inspire, enable and influence global responsibility through engineering. The Sheffield society is a student-led branch of the national charity. Our society runs various projects that promote sustainable development and give students hands on experience of solving real world engineering problems.

As the elected Outreach Coordinator, I was responsible for the Outreach Project, which aims to make engineering accessible to everyone. We achieve this by working in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering, Sheffield Volunteering, local schools and the general public.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

SELA in Singapore

Jake Brown, SELA Cohort 2014

As part of my year in industry with Rolls-Royce, I was given the opportunity to spend three months in Singapore, working in the Customer Regional Team. This was a great opportunity for me at this stage in my career as it has allowed me to experience engineering in a new culture and develop both my technical and soft skills. My role in Singapore is to provide technical support to our customers; this role has been challenging and pushed me to develop new skills. I have had to adapt to a new working environment which is very different to the one I left in the UK, however this has been a great chance to learn how to work effectively in a foreign environment.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Leading the Way to a Green Future

Connor Round, SELA Cohort 2015

Connor Round is about to embark on a trip to Hawai’i with The GREEN Program, and shares his story in the first of a series of posts.

I’m soon to embark on a trip to Hawai’i with The GREEN Program. This two-week experience will see me delve into the world of sustainable food systems and energy. I’ll be attending lectures and site visits to develop a Capstone Project to deliver at this year’s World Youth Congress being held at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. Each year the World Youth Congress brings together leaders from around the world to explore different themes, from poverty eradication to sustainable development.