Engineers Without Borders: Birmingham

EWB logoEngineers Without Borders aim to inspire, enable and influence the engineering community to serve all people and the planet better than ever before.

Engineers Without Borders University of Birmingham is the Birmingham chapter of EWB-UK, a national charity that looks to improve the standard of life of everyone around the world through science, technology and engineering. We are one of the 30+ branches in the UK. 

Throughout the year we run outreach events in local schools, delivering workshops focusing on how engineers provide water and power across the world and teaching school pupils about the world of engineering. We’ve also got some great events coming up! We’re hoping to have guest speakers and host our Designathon event, which gives you the ability to collaborate in an interdisciplinary team on an engineering challenge. 

What we offer

  • Hands-on workshops
  • Outreach events in local schools
  • Thought provoking talks/debates
  • Trips outside of Birmingham
  • Boosting your own skills, meeting people and enhancing your CV
  • Socials and having fun!

Who Should Join

You don’t have to be an engineer to join us. If you are interested in engineering, international development, technology or just want to try something new, Engineers Without Borders is for you. Our meetings are likely to be virtual for the foreseeable future so everyone can attend, no matter if you’re on campus or not.

We’re free to join and are always looking for new members, new ideas and new activities so get involved! Simply head to the guild of students to join us.

Find out more on our website or email us  You can also follow us on social media: on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

EPS Societies' Awards won:

  • Creative and Exception Event Award 2014
  • Circles of Influence Endeavour Award 2015, David Streather
  • Outreach Award 2019, Jack Malcolmson

Awards night

Student with award

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A second virtual semester with Engineers Without Borders!

The pandemic hasn't stopped Engineers Without Borders - their Designathon reached new heights this year with a collaboration between all the UK chapters! Klara tells more and fills us in on the society's year.

A very different Autumn Term with EWB

This year certainly hasn't been normal for anyone, but as a committee EWB have tried to ensure their members have still had a great experience. Their newly elected Chair, Cleo tells us more.

Meet our student groups at the Virtual EPS Societies Fair

Our student groups are so unique that we have our own Fair so you can meet them! In the week of 12-16 October we introduced you to our incredible student groups with the first Virtual Fair. Watch the recordings here.

Welcome from EWB!

We would like to welcome back existing EWB members and welcome new members to Engineers Without Borders University of Birmingham.

It's all about the Designathon!

We've had another strong term, hosting a range of events from sustainability workshops, outreach activities in primary and secondary schools, and the famous five-hour challenge of the Designathon.

We're starting the year strong in EWB!

EWB has had a very productive term, right from their Welcome Meeting and a great uptake for our outreach workshops promoting engineering and sustainability in local schools. Treasurer Daniel Kgautlhe tells us more.

A successful year with EWB

EWB has executed numerous outreach events as well as raised money for the Charity. Read the article to find out all about the amazing work they have been doing this year.

Hello from CamCat!

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A year with EWB

This has been a big year for us and we hope we can branch out to even more people; spreading news about what our charity aims to do, how we can help others get involved and increasing our outreach work. Out-going Vice President Anastasia Pywell tells us more.

News from EWB: Birmingham

It has been an exciting year for EWB: Birmingham! After a successful Welcome Week campaign we gained a record number of members joining the society and the momentum has continued throughout the year. Alexandra Moore, outgoing Secretary, tells us more.
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