Engineering Exchange

Who are we?

The Engineering Exchange is a group of engineers and community members based at University College London.

Our mission: to make UCL Engineering expertise available to communities, and to help staff & students align their work with local needs.

For a brief overview of our work, you can read our annual report (follow link here to download) or watch our video below.

What do we do?

Working with communities:

If you are a community group in London with a project idea, a question we can help answer, or a technical problem you want to solve, we would love to hear from you!

We match community groups with engineers, working together to find answers and solutions. We specialise in problems related to technology, infrastructure and the environment. This includes issues like energy, water, waste, information and communications technologies, noise, pollution, buildings, transport, mapping, etc.

We may not be able to solve every problem or tackle every project, but we will do our best to help. You can read our community group and engineer project protocols to understand how we work.

If you have any ideas, problems or questions, please contact us.

Working with engineers and researchers:

If you are an engineer or researcher interested in working with communities, please get in touch! You can help to expand our register of engineers we can call on for specific projects.

We provide training in community work and advice on community-based projects. We also offer grant-writing support for EngEx-related projects. Contact us to learn more.

Support the Engineering Exchange

The Engineering Exchange is supported by UCL’s Faculty of Engineering, the UCL Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment and the EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account. We’ve also received support from the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Ingenious grant and the Natural Environment Resource Council (NERC).

We recently launched our membership programme. Organisations looking to use a portion of their staff’s time to improve local communities can sign up. You will receive support from the EngEx in connecting with community groups, as well as in scoping and evaluating projects.

Please contact us to discuss opportunities to get involved. And, if you want to donate immediately, you can visit our giving and support page.

Demolition or Refurbishment of Social Housing

Our first major project was a review of the evidence on demolition and refurbishment of social housing, for Just Space and the London Tenants Federation. To find out more about this work please visit our page on Demolition or Refurbishment

Stay in touch

You can follow us on Twitter @uclengex and visit our Facebook page.

Additional contact details are available on our contacts page.

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