Yorkshire & Humber - education

Grimsby River Terminal

ICE Yorkshire and Humber works with local schools across the region to help promote STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects and encourage pupils to consider a career in civil engineering.

Looking for inspiring resources to use in school?

We have a range of multimedia resources for teachers, careers advisers, parents, and volunteer ICE ambassadors.

So if you want an activity for a class or club – something hands-on, that's tried and tested – you'll find it here. We also have PowerPoint presentations, videos, careers information and useful links to lots more.

Browse through and download the schools resources you need

ICE also works with Tomorrow's Engineers, which provides clear information on careers in engineering. The Tomorrow's Engineers careers materials:

  • Are mainly aimed 11 to 14-year-olds
  • Show what young people can achieve by studying maths and physics
  • Tell you about the huge range of careers available in engineering
  • Explain the different ways to get an engineering career

Find out more about Tomorrow's Engineers

In your region

Find our more about some of the activities we've carried out in the region. If you've got any questions, or are interested in running an event then please contact us.

Otley Science Fair

Building the giant tetrahedron at Otley Science Fair
Building the giant tetrahedron at Otley Science Fair

Yorkshire and Humber's 'Ambassadors' took part in Otley Science Fair in Otley, West Yorkshire, to get members of the public involved in civil engineering-themed activities.

The event encouraged visitors of all ages to find out more about science and engineering by taking part in a range of interactive activities.

Ambassadors challenged people to build a bridge using only rolled up paper, nuts and bolts. The truss bridges (bridges formed by triangular units) were tested to show the forces acting through the paper, and the importance of quality control in construction. They were then compared with bridges in the real world.

Visitors were also challenged to build part of the team's giant tetrahedron.

Become our 2018 logistics partner for the Bailey Bridge

The Bailey Bridge is in its own self-contained trailer, with solid roof, and can be towed with a standard tow bar. Henry Boot Construction Ltd are the current logistics partner and in the past year have been to nine events and engaged with over 242 students using the Bailey Bridge.

We are looking for our next logistics partner for the Bailey Bridge to begin in April 2018. For more information please read the Bailey Bridge Logistics Partner booklet.

To become a logistics partner in 2018, please email a covering application containing the following details to educationyh@ice.org.uk:

  1. Name of company and address where Bailey Bridge is likely to be held
  2. Contact details of main person who will be in charge of Bailey Bridge
  3. Supporting statement as to why Bailey Bridge should be with the company (no more than 500 words) to include details on:
    • How the Bailey Bridge will be used to encourage more employees to engage with schools and outreach activities
    • Estimate of current outreach events and students engaged over the past year
    • Proposed key events in the next 12 months where the Bailey Bridge can be used effectively

Interested in helping?

If you think you could help inspire the next generation of engineers, then we want to hear from you!

We're always on the look out for new Ambassadors to visit schools and help enthuse children across the region.

If you're interested we want to hear from you.

Find out more and register your interest

Bridlington Revised Bathing Water Directive Scheme

Bridlington is a major resort on Yorkshire's east coast, with two wide sandy beaches and a busy harbour. Both beaches have been awarded Blue Flags in the past, but improvements were needed to meet more stringent water quality standards.

The aim of Yorkshire Water's £40m scheme was to improve the way waste water was managed in Bridlington to to help the town's beaches achieve the new 'Excellent' standard.

The project included the largest diameter long-sea outfall of its kind in the UK, pumping stations, and a tunnel under the town. Local school children were given the chance to name the giant Tunnel Boring Machine, and 'Crystal' was chosen to reflect the 'crystal clear' quality of the water after the works were completed.

Originator of scheme: Yorkshire Water
Contractors: MGJV (onshore works), ABCO Marine Limited (offshore works)
Designers: Ove Arup and Partners, Grontmij (part of MGJV) (onshore works), RPS Consulting Engineers (offshore works).
Cost: £40m
Completion: January 2015
Location: Bridlington, East Yorkshire
More information: Yorkshire Water

the sea outfall pipe arrives.
The sea outfall pipe arrives

What is civil engineering?

If you want to know more about civil engineering, then you're in the right place. Our What is civil engineering section contains a wealth of information, including:

  • Examples of inspiring civil engineering achievements
  • Interviews - find out what inspired civil engineers to choose their career
  • Profiles of some of the most famous civil engineers to have lived

Find our more about civil engineering

Near you

To help promote civil engineering achievements close to you and across the UK, we're running a campaign called This is Civil Engineering. We're highlighting projects across Yorkshire and Humber that are helping to improve lives and improve our environment.

Find out more about This is Civil Engineering

What do you need to do to become a civil engineer?

If you're interested in a university or college course in civil engineering, it's important to make sure that the course you choose is 'accredited'. This means that it meets the Engineering Council's quality and curriculum standards.

Having accredited academic qualifications will make it easier for you to become professionally qualified as a chartered engineer (CEng), incorporated engineer (IEng), or engineering technician (EngTech). Use our course search to find accredited courses throughout the UK.

Please see the list below for accredited centres offering engineering degree courses in the region.


  • University of Bradford
  • University of Leeds
  • Leeds Beckett University
  • University of Sheffield

Already studying?

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Becoming a member of ICE offers you a wealth of benefits, from access to free resources like our Ask Brunel service (get an answer to any civil engineering question!), to a free subscription to New Civil Engineer (NCE) magazine.

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Careers in civil engineering

If you're thinking about your career options, we're here to help. Our careers section contains a wealth of information on what you need to do to become a civil engineer. You can find out more about the qualifications you'll need, how your career could advance and how we can help you to become a professionally qualified civil engineer

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