GSNet works with members in the regions to organise events, talks, competitions and many other activities. It also speaks on behalf of ICE's young members in national industry debates and on membership issues within ICE.
How is GSNet run?
GSNet is made up of a committee of members who include:
Most GSNet activities are organised by its regional groups. They do lots of great, and often free, things like:
- Preparing for Professional Reviews – talks, workshops and written exercise group sessions
- Broadening knowledge – interesting technical meetings, courses and lectures
- Social events – which also allow knowledge-sharing with other members
- Competitions and awards – that recognise members' hard work and achievements like:
- The Communications Competition (link)
- Emerging Engineers Competition (link)
- Volunteer of the Year Award (link)
- Visits to schools or careers fairs – to promote civil engineering to young people (with the help of ICE ambassadors)
Getting involved with GSNet can be a fantastic way to learn new skills and make industry contacts. You can also build up your initial professional development (IPD), which is an essential part of preparing for professional qualification later on.
Can I start a graduate and student group?
GSNet has produced a Best Practice Guide. This offers advice on setting up and running a graduate and student committee, and on everything involved in organising events.
What about graduate and student groups outside the UK?
ICE graduate and student groups are growing across the world in countries like the Republic of Ireland, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates. Contact your local branch to find out more. For help with setting up your own graduate and student group, read the GSNet Best Practice Guide.