Thursday, 25 February 2021

Exciting new partnership launched with Engineers Without Borders

SELA aims to inspire and guide its members into their future careers as engineering leaders, including through talks by successful industry leaders from an array of engineering backgrounds. The talks enable students to gain contextualised knowledge and examples of a variety of career possibilities, whilst making learning enjoyable and interactive.

Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Skills workshops - what to expect

Crina Maria Pricop, Cohort 2020

SELA skills workshops are highly interactive, designed to involve all the cohort in the learning process through different activities, covering topics from working out which role would suit us, to perfecting our leadership skills and harnessing social media in our job search.

Each workshop introduces a new concept, and spurs us on to investigate further on our own, demonstrating and encouraging real methods. Hands-on skills are taught where we have a chance to try out new approaches and fail in a safe situation.The following is what I have experienced so far, including what is expected from all the SELA skills workshops throughout the year.

Wednesday, 3 February 2021

Issues in engineering – Natural Disasters

SELA wishes to demonstrate how engineering could have an impact in tackling the myriad of sustainability issues which plague our society before irreparable damage is done.

Over the last 100 years the average number of Natural Disasters per year has increased from 15 in 1910 to 393 in 2010 and because of this, there is more damage caused per year. As the population of the earth is increasing, so is the demand for housing. This means more people are having to build houses in natural disaster prone areas. This means that more damage will be caused per disaster if something is not done.