Graduate and Student Network (GSNet)

ICE’s Graduates and Students Network (GSNet) is for those preparing for professional qualification – usually student and graduate members.

The 2017 Graduate and Student Network pose for a group photo
The 2017 Graduate and Student Network pose for a group photo

Getting involved with GSNet is 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.

GSNet is here to:

  • support members
  • help them develop themselves and ICE
  • exchange civil engineering information and ideas

Most GSNet activities are organised by its graduate and student committee groups. They do lots of great, and often free, things such as:

  • Preparing for Professional Reviews
    • talks, workshops and written exercise group sessions
  • Broadening knowledge
    • interesting technical meetings, courses and lectures
  • Social events
    • which also allow networking and knowledge-sharing with other members
  • Competitions and awards
    • that recognise members' hard work and achievements such as visits to schools or careers fairs to promote civil engineering to young people (with the help of ICE ambassadors)

GSNet publications

Your local GSNet committe

GSNet committees are mainly based across the UK, but can also be found in Hong Kong.

Find your local GSNet committee

There are a number of student chapters based outside the UK supporting local members.

Find your local student chapter

Opportunities for graduates and students

ICE and GSNet support a number of awards and activities aimed at graduate and student members including:

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Explore upcoming social events

GSNet and other committees organise a wide range of social events across the UK and beyond.