Graduates and students – can you talk the talk?

The Graduate and Student Communications Competition 2016 is open for entry at UK regional level, and promotes the importance of effective communication among ICE's younger members.

All the information you need to help you in your Communications Competition.
All the information you need to help you in your Communications Competition.

Teams of competitors need to use all their engineering and interpersonal skills to win over the judges and audience with a public presentation. This is based on an imaginary civil engineering project which will affect a local community.

Teams are made up of 3-5 student or graduate ICE members with no more than seven years' industry experience each (10 years' for student technician members). The competition has three rounds, regional heats, semi-finals and a national final held at One Great George Street in London on Wednesday 21 September 2016.

If you want to enter you'll need to create a professional presentation about your civil engineering scheme, selected from a choice of scenarios, and produce promotional leaflets for the project. The audience play the role of local residents in each regional final, and as the engineers proposing the scheme, you must tell them about the benefits and persuade them to support it.

The winning team at each region's final wins a £250 prize.

Full details of the competition rules, requirements and scenarios can be found on the Communications Competition webpage.

The regional rounds are:

East of England
  • Deadline for entries: Friday 1 April 2016
  • Contact for submissions: iceeastofengland@ice.org.uk
  • Regional final: Wednesday 27 April in Cambridge

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North East
  • Deadline for entries: Friday 29 January 2016
  • Contact for submissions: sarah.young@capita.co.uk
  • Regional final: Wednesday 17 February 2016 in Newcastle

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Northern Ireland

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Scotland

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Yorkshire and Humber

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