Past IET on campus articles

Explore our entire archive of IET on campus articles showing what engineering students have been getting up to in recent years.

3D printing and the future of manufacturing

Student Vatsal Raina explains how he benefited from attending the last Young Professionals’ Event, which focused on 3D printing.

Malaysian IET students bond at team building camp

Several IET student chapters from across Malaysia came together for a team building event arranged by the IET YPS Malaysia Network. Report by the network’s secretary, Yong Boon Heng.

Students brew up tech society

Loughborough engineering students have started up their own homebrew electronics group, which has received new equipment through IET sponsorship, reports co-founder Dan Browne.

NTU students run local Present Around the World heat

The Singapore-based IET Nanyang Technological University (NTU) student section (SS) runs a local heat of the IET’s renowned presenting competition, reports its president Cheng Kai Xian.

IET young professionals network ‘egg on’ the competition

Annual Great Egg Race competitions continue to be organised by the IET Solent Network Young Professionals (YP) team, report’s the group’s deputy leader Dean O’Brien.

STEM-focused women network and learn at WES Conference 2013

Zoe George, currently studying a doctorate in formulation engineering at the University of Birmingham, writes about her experiences at the Women’s Engineering Society’s 2013 conference, entitled Harnessing the Energy.

TEDx event brings together science and art in one inspiring event

People from all walks of life came together at the TEDx Albertopolis event this September to discuss how technology and art can intertwine, inspiring us all to see things in a different way.

Introducing the University of Kent Engineering Society

The newly formed engineering society aims to provide students with the opportunities to network, volunteer, contribute to projects and make the most out of their time at university reports vice president Josh Robertson.

Student returns from South Africa Challenge a changed man

James Deighton talks about his experiences on the cultural exchange and socially responsible leadership programme South Africa Challenge, which he undertook as an engineering undergrad at Loughborough University.

Working on an IAESTE Local Committee

IAESTE provides paid STEM
internships abroad while offering individual support to students as well as a social programme. Here Marc Sloan talks about the benefits of volunteering for this organisation.

Students engineer their own rollercoaster ride

Year in industry students and apprentices at ElringKlinger (GB) helped Year 8 pupils to design their own rollercoaster at an event run by the company and education charity Young Enterprise.

Five PhD students receive scholarships of up to £10,000

The IET has awarded scholarships of up to £10,000 to five outstanding students for their impressive work in the fields of engineering and technology.

Aston students work on LED globe project

Engineering students at Aston University were tasked with designing and building an LED globe that could be programmed wirelessly using Arduino and sold on to schools or colleges.

Engineering students work on project with Aston Villa Football Club

Engineering students at Aston University were given the opportunity to work with Aston Villa Football Club Academy, after it approached the university to see if it could help develop some new biometric training equipment.

GCHQ apprentices and students work together on festival challenges

GCHQ apprentices and placement students took an active role at the 2013 Cheltenham Science Festival, where they produced a range of displays and challenges to test visitors.

Aston students ‘best in Europe’ at VEX robotics competition

Aston University engineering students return from international robotics competition as best of the European entrants.

New Americas IET student chapter

The IET has now established its first student chapter in the Americas thanks to the hard work and enthusiasm of a small team of volunteers and staff.

IET Singapore Career Lounge

Singapore’s YPS has developed the Career Lounge event format, allowing students and YPs to network in an informal environment. 

Raspberry PI for IET - sponsored design and build competition

Queen Mary University of London’s electronic engineering students demonstrated their creative application of electronics in the annual Design and Build project, sponsored by the IET.

IET funding brings scrapheap challenge to life

This February the University of Surrey Electronics and Amateur Radio Society (SurreyEARS), in conjunction with support from the Electronic Engineering (EE) Department and the IET, ran a scrapheap challenge event. This saw five teams of mixed EE staff and undergrads spend the afternoon building contraptions out of a huge pile of scrap components in order to complete a challenge.

International travel for robot building students

Five engineering students from Aston University are taking part in an international robotics competition.

Portsmouth student steps closer to winning international presentation competition

A student from the University of Portsmouth is one step closer to winning a renowned global engineering prize.

Aston engineering students hit the tracks

This January Aston University hosted an electric car race day, an event organised by engineering and applied science students as one of their 'hands on' engineering modules.

IET Devon and Cornwall Network presents The Great Egg Race 2013

The annual event was another egg-citing competition for all those involved, from students through to working engineers.

Students fly their ideas in Airbus competition

The IET spoke with two students currently taking part in Airbus’ Fly Your Ideas competition.

Global Grand Challenges Summit engages with student engineers

Imperial student Christopher Luke watched the Global Grand Challenges Summit on the big screen at IET Birmingham: Austin Court, with speakers including Bill Gates and musician Here he shares his experiences…

Introducing the IET Solent Network Young Professionals team

IET Solent Network Young Professionals team leader Joe Dunn talks about the team and what it offers students at Southampton, Portsmouth and beyond…

TV stardom for Brunel engineering students

Student engineers from Brunel University helped design and build an unmanned, engineless toy glider in an attempt to fly over 22 miles of sea for a TV special presented by James May.

IET supports the creation of new student engineering society

Thanks to IET sponsorship, engineering students at Loughborough University now have a new engineering society.

2012's Great Egg Race competitions

IET Solent Network Young Professionals team leader Joe Dunn talks about this year’s Great Egg Race competitions…

Newcastle electrical engineering PhD student wins scholarship

Christopher Spargo, 25, has been awarded a prestigious IET postgraduate scholarship.

New graduate awarded for academic success

Peter Stuart was awarded The IET Prize 2012 at Bristol University this summer, an award given for distinction shown in a course leading to the award of a degree in electrical and electronic engineering.

No (Con) Fusion for IET award winners

The IET has introduced a new award at the University of Liverpool this year, with the aim of promoting greater innovation and entrepreneurship amongst engineering students.

Robot challenge inspires student innovation

Students from the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) have attended the first Lego Robot Design Competition.

Aston engineering students praised by leading design magazine

Rosie Ansell has been recognised as one of Develop3D magazine’s top five standout projects at the New Designers 2012 exhibition in London.

Bath student develops GPS-enabled baton for charity organisation

Matt Silver’s GPS-enabled baton is set to track and record a re-enactment of Shackleton’s history-making 1916 Antarctic voyage, whilst promoting the charitable work of Armed Forces charity The Baton.

The IET Power Academy Summer Seminar 2012

The IET Power Academy Seminar is a two-day, all expenses paid conference for IET Power Academy scholars. Matthew Butler, an RWE Npower scholar from the University of Bath shares his experiences from this year’s conference.

IET Present around the World (PATW) - the China final

Zhang Qun, China’s 2012 PATW winner, and runner up Zhao Yixin, share their experiences taking part in this presentation competition, highlighting how it has helped them improve their English speaking skills.

Present around the World (PATW) Bangalore

Anubhav Gupta, an active IET student member currently in the last year of his electrical and electronics engineering degree shares his experiences of taking part in his regional Present around the World (PATW) heat.

IET scholar graduates MEng with first class honours

Adam Malpass was awarded an IET Jubilee Scholarship in 2008 and has now graduated from his master’s degree in electronic engineering with first class honours.

Engineering student opens doors to industry for hometown teenagers

Bath University’s Nkoni Nicholas-White gave pupils from Croydon a chance to experience the world of engineering by arranging a day of activities for them across companies in the UK’s south west.

PhD student organises technical workshop for young professionals

Making great industry contacts and learning new skills - Kafil Ahmed has gained so much from putting forward his idea for a technical event for young professionals.

Routes to registration workshops

It’s never too early to consider your professional registration plans, as student attendees to a recent workshop attest.

Annual competition gets the South West ‘egg’cited

The 6th Annual IET Devon and Cornwall Great Egg Race was the biggest yet reports Steve O’Mara, programme manager for the IET Devon and Cornwall Local Network (LN).

Evidence is key

Developing your portfolio of evidence is just one of the many Lifeskills workshops offered by the IET and highlights to students that it’s never too early to start preparing for professional registration.

PhD research leads to trip to China

One IET student member shares how her PhD research degree gave her the chance to travel to a conference on the other side of the world to present her work.

Giving students an insight into industry

The Beds and Herts Local Network (LN) recently held an event that gave students a glimpse into the working life of engineers. A great success, it hopes that the concept will be used by other LNs across the UK and beyond.

I’m a Bristol Girl Geek!

IET student member Maria Felice talks about attending Girl Geek Dinner events: local gatherings for tech-savvy females that host technical and business seminars as well as informal networking opportunities.

Network11 - student-industry networking dinner

The IET Victoria’s Young Professional Section holds an annual student-industry networking dinner giving students insights into working life and helping them build relationships reports Denise Lam, IET Victoria YPS Committee.

IET takes a trip to CERN

September 2011 saw members and non-members from the Gloucestershire region fly out to Geneva to visit the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), aka the Big Bang Machine, at CERN.

The Engineering YES competition

The Engineering YES competition helps identify successful routes to market for university-based innovation explains Thomas Demetriades, an EngD student from University of Nottingham.

Indian students organise robotics workshop

This summer saw IET students and professionals work together to hold a successful robotics workshop in India.

Western Australia Network's 2011 IET Networking Dinner

IET student members are taking advantage of networking opportunities to improve their career opportunities reports IET Western Australia Young Professionals chair Timothy Wong.

Saving lives in Africa

Working in a Tanzanian hospital, engineering student Alisdair Pert used his skills to fix medical machinery and save lives. On a two month long placement, he lived with locals and even learnt basic Swahili.

Saudi Arabian students hold recruitment drive event

IET members at the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals held an event highlighting the benefits of IET membership and the chapter's activity.

Bloodhound supersonic car

The creation of the Bloodhound Supersonic Car had help from engineering students from Swansea University, reports IET North West committee member, Saim Memon.

On campus with the Solent Network

The IET Solent Network has been working closely with its region's three main universities to build successful IET on campus teams.

The Technopolitan

Students at the University of Engineering and Technology (UET) in Lahore, Pakistan, have created their own magazine for the region's IET chapter.

Networking inspiration - The Ince Society

Proactive students in Gibraltar have created their own group for aspiring engineers, arranging trips and events focused on science and engineering.

Imperial undergrads tackle Africa's rural electrification problems

Imperial College London's Thomas Lüth shows how the "Energy Kiosk" is improving power accessibility in rural Rwanda.

Strathclyde students undertake charitable engineering work in Gambia

Students at Strathclyde University's Electronic and Electrical Engineering department have been putting their skills to good use, by travelling to Gambia to improve living conditions across villages and towns.

Cardiff University's Electrical and Electronic Engineering Society

Flight simulators and creating robots, just some of the things the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Society (EEESoc) gets up to.

Aberdeen University’s Engineering Society

Aberdeen University's Engineering Society includes Pub golf, the Undy 500, paintballing, football tourneys and posh balls, amongst other things.

An introduction to the NW Midlands Local Network

Want to find out more about the Local Networks (LNs) in your region? Here's a taster of what North West Midlands LN get-togethers can offer students.

Bridging industry and education with Lahore's University of Engineering and Technology (UET)

The region's first Research and Development Week is arranged by engineering students.

Laser guns and virtual ranges - visiting the 'Battle Lab'

Students from the IET's Wellington Local Network (LN) spend a day at the New Zealand Army's Weapons Simulation Centre, Waiouru.

LEGO and robots - a London IET young professionals event

The latest London IET young professionals event consisted of a LEGO Mindstorms Robot Wars competition and Professor Kevin Warwick's Cyborg Experiments lecture.

Mars factory visit

To increase awareness about work life in a manufacturing company and as a kick start of engineering student outreach activities, IET on Campus Surrey network organised a trip for post graduates and undergraduates to the Mars food factory in Slough.

Sri Lanka LN's YMS visits Nillambe Hydropower Plant

Jayathu Senadheera, chairman of the Sri Lanka Network's Younger Members Section tells of the technical visit and its benefits.

The IET Great Egg Race

Participants of the IET Great Egg Race are invited to design and build a device capable of transporting an egg using only limited components.

The University of Surrey and the IET

Abdelhak Attou, who works within the university's Mobile Communications Research Group, gives us a glimpse at how the university and the IET are working together to offer students new opportunities.