Have you thought about studying abroad but don’t know where to start?
Marnie McKay, IET Young Professional, is here to tell us about her experience of studying in Singapore.
Student tips on how to budget during the cost of living crisis
It’s no secret that university is expensive, which is why it has become synonymous with tight budgeting and excessive pasta eating. But with the cost of living rising rapidly, budgets have become even tighter.
Supporting your mental wellbeing during exam season
Exam season can be a stressful time. You might be worrying about revision, whether you’ll get the results you want or your general workload. This could have a knock-on effect on your general mental wellbeing, which could impact other aspects of your life like your social life, relationships, sleep and physical health.
How the IET Futures Fund is supporting engineering students and apprentices
In a year spent largely under lockdown, almost 500 students and apprentices have been better able to focus on their studies, buy the laptops and software they needed to study online, pay for transport, childcare and cut down their hours working to support themselves, thanks to an IET award.
Knowing your rights as a private tenant – a guide for students
Moving into your very first student house can be a very exciting prospect, but there are lots of important things you will need to know before you step through the front door for the first time
Five ways Foothold can support you this November
Foothold (the IET benevolent fund) have been supporting engineers for 130 years, including the engineers of tomorrow – students. So if you’re currently studying an IET-accredited course and need support with your money, mental health, housing or wellbeing, Foothold may be able to lend you a helping hand.
Read our blog to find out how they can support you to get the most out of your student experience.
My IET On Campus Group: A home for me to hone my soft skills, network with amazing people, and learn the significance of engineering
Back in our July Issue of Member News, we published a Community Spotlight feature on the IET On Campus group at the University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore and their continued dedication to supporting their fellow engineers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
4 reasons why being a STEM Ambassador can help your career
There’s more to being a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Ambassador than assisting in a classroom. It involves sharing your passion for STEM with young people, getting them excited about the subjects and career possibilities and bringing teachers on side. You’ll lend your skills and experience to the community – but there’s also something in it for you and your career.
Foothold launches a mental wellbeing hub for the engineering community
Calls for mental health support to Foothold, the charity supporting IET members and their families, increased by over 40% in the last six months of 2020. In response, Foothold has launched a mental wellbeing hub, accessible to everyone in the engineering community.
Life of an award winner, STEM ambassador, difference maker
Ying Wan Loh CEng MIET applied for our coveted Young Woman Engineer (YWE) of the Year Awards back in 2019 with the hopes of using the platform to raise awareness for diversity in STEM.
From Student to Professional Innovator: Ying Wan Loh CEng MIET:
From designing and building an ultrasonic drill for space at University to winning the coveted Young Woman Engineer (YWE) of the year Award, Ying Wan Loh CEng MIET shares her journey as a Student taking on the graduate job world.
Acing the interview with Hamish Sams
You’ve job-hunted for hours, scanned hundreds of graduate schemes and job descriptions, spent an extraordinary amount of time talking to contacts on LinkedIn – and you’ve finally found the role that’s right for you. In such a competitive climate, landing an interview is an achievement in itself.
Supporting your mental and physical wellness
If you’re losing sleep over the current global situation, having a hard time coping with feelings of stress or anxiety, or facing unforeseen difficulties that are threatening your ability to finish your degree, we’ve got a wide range of wellbeing and mental health support to connect you to.
Need financial help during your studies? Our IET Engineering Horizons Bursaries are a good place to start
James Bancroft, BEng (Hons) Robotics, Mechatronics and Control Engineering student at Loughborough University, took the chance and successfully applied.
How to prepare for a career in engineering and technology
When you’ve put time and money into an engineering degree, you want to see it pay off – ideally in the form of a graduate job.
How I started my IET On Campus group
Marnie McKay discovered IET On Campus groups on her year abroad in Singapore. Impressed by how the groups brought engineering students together to develop valuable skills, Marnie decided to set up her own.