About Us


The Journey So Far

EWB UCL is a student society that reaches across the UCL departments. Our mission is to promote, encourage and provide opportunities for students studying technology-related subjects to get involved in international development work.

There are many barriers to defeating poverty, but we think that the lack of access to engineering should not be one of them.

EWB-UCL started in October 2008 with the initiative from Lionel Ward, a first year student in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. A team of students completed the first project in Peru in the summer of 2009. In 2010, the society became an affiliated branch of Engineers Without Borders UK.

This has led to an incremental expansion in the number of projects to five in 2013-14 (out of a total of ten nationwide), and nine in 2014-15. Alongside this, the society has gained increasing support from the wider community at UCL. As well as around 100 members, 40 of which are involved directly in projects, the society receives strong support from the Faculty of Engineering

In continuing to push the international development agenda at UCL, Dr. Priti Parikh (a member of the EWB-UCL Advisory Board) has introduced the MSc in Engineering for International Development, to which we hope to contribute.

Meet The Team

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Recent News
16 Oct 2015

The last month feels like it’s been a whirlwind of excitement for all members of the current EWB-UCL Committee. It all began with departmental talks during Freshers Week where we...
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