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Engineers Without Borders UK

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Countryside Management Association CMA Countryside Management Association he CMA, previously known as the Association of Countryside Rangers, is the professional association for countryside staff in England and Wales. It is aimed at all those involved in the practice of sustainable countryside management. It provides many local training and social events, an annual training conference, and a good magazine full of relevant news and stories. Most counties have a local representative, and hold regular meetings. Countryside Management Association: website designed and maintained by PinkEye Graphics. Brunel Institute for Bioengineering Brunel Institute for BioengineeringWe are a multidisciplinary research institute with interests in solutions for health, medicine and surgery. Follow the links to find our more about our current research involvements. Surgical Tools Robotic technology in surgical therapy has demonstrated accurate and consistent tool trajectories in contrast with manual intervention. Bioprocess EngineeringNew centrifugal liquid-liquid extraction technology was developed in the Institute’s Advanced Bioprocessing Centre. Assistive TechnologyWe design products that thoughtfully use technology to help people live better.

Mainstreaming sustainable development: government progress 2013 Sustainable development requires consideration of the economic, environmental and social factors in decision making to deliver the right policies now and enable others to do the same in the future. Defra has published this report on behalf of the government to provide an overview of what has been achieved so far in the move towards mainstreaming sustainable development. The report will be of interest to those with a concern for sustainability in government, but also more widely. It is intended to facilitate scrutiny of our progress to date. Property and construction sector Property and construction sector The property and construction sector suffered in the recession yet remains an important part of the UK economy, with graduate-level managerial and professional posts expected to increase significantly in the next decade What areas can I work in? Employment opportunities in property and construction are grouped into: architecture and building consultancy (18% of UK construction workforce); construction of buildings (30%); civil engineering (10%); property - graduate-level recruitment is concentrated in estate agencies, real estate, and commercial property management, with some recruitment into senior roles in service provision; property and estates management - less-defined opportunities for graduates, although many large organisations, such as the NHS and large supermarket chains, have in-house estates management; specialised and skilled construction activities (42% of UK construction workforce).

Nanotechnology journal Nanotechnology is essential reading for anyone who is interested in the latest advances in nanoscale science and technology. It encompasses the understanding of the fundamental physics, chemistry, biology and technology of nanometre-scale objects and how such objects can be used in the areas of computation, sensors, nanostructured materials and nano-biotechnology. Ramsar Convention The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, called the Ramsar Convention, is an intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources. The Ramsar Convention is the only global environmental treaty that deals with a particular ecosystem. The treaty was adopted in the Iranian city of Ramsar in 1971 and the Convention's member countries cover all geographic regions of the planet.

UK-SPEC - UK-SPEC The UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) describes the value of becoming registered as an Engineering Technician (EngTech), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng). It describes the requirements that have to be met in order to gain these qualifications, and gives examples of ways of doing this. UK-SPEC should enable individuals and employers to find out whether they or their staff can meet the requirements, and explains the steps necessary to achieve professional registration with the Engineering Council. Our registrants carry many responsibilities, including the need to observe a professional code of conduct. These are described here, together with advice on how to maintain registration. UK-SPEC is published by the Engineering Council on behalf of the UK engineering profession.

Royal Aeronautical Society The Aeronautical Journal is the world’s longest continuously-produced aeronautics journal and has for over a century been the UK's leading scientific and technical aeronautical journal. Published monthly, The Aeronautical Journal provides a forum for authors from the UK and overseas, academia, research establishments and industry, and acts as a platform for presenting work and research to an international audience. Each paper has been thoroughly refereed by a renowned international team of Associate Editors and reviewers, all of whom are respected experts in their field. Relevant book reviews are also published in The Aeronautical Journal. All Aeronautical Journal papers published since March 2003 can be viewed and downloaded for free by subscribers here.

Green Guide Directory Introduction Orchard Café The Green Guide is much more than a consumer or business directory. Over nearly 20 years we have collected an ever-widening range of listings covering the whole gamut of green and sustainable living and thinking. University of Leeds Careers Centre Blog Are you thinking of getting in to the highly competitive Energy sector? This post could help! Our Careers Consultant, Venita Girvan, offers her tips for success. The energy sector provides the framework for our daily infrastructure needs, from power to heat, the developed world as we know it would cease to function without it.

Technology in Medicine Section We are very keen to enhance our Section Council with new active members who have a particular interest in technology in medicine. For further information, please contact or by phone on 0207 290 3934. About this section Water conservation officer: job description What does a water conservation officer do? Typical employers | Qualifications and training | Key skills Their expertise is called upon to assess the environmental impact on wildlife of proposed building, drainage and flood defence work. Typical responsibilities of the job include: visiting and monitoring sites providing advice about how to protect habitats setting up field surveys undertaking wildlife observation and species surveys liaising and negotiating with clients, regulatory authorities, wildlife groups and other professionals such as engineers, planners and surveyors promoting environmental conservation via awareness events such as talks, workshops and guided walks helping with volunteer activities and conservation projects advising about possible solutions keeping up to date with changes in legislation/EU directives

How I got my placement at a Geotechnical and Environment Consultancy Alex Edward, studying Geological Sciences, has recently started an industrial placement at Sirius Geotechnical and Environmental in Leeds. He will be writing a number of posts for this blog during the course of his placement. In this first post he gives his advice, based on his experience of looking for placements last year, to other students seeking placements. For the vast majority of my 2nd year, my main focus wasn’t on my university studies.