ICE NI Graduate & Student Conference goes digital

A highlight of the G&S calendar, this year’s conference is going digital. The first event of its kind run by ICE NI G&S, ICE NI members are invited to join committee and prominent speakers for a half day of virtual learning and networking

NI Student & Graduate Conference goes online
NI Student & Graduate Conference goes online

The 2020 ICE NI Graduate & Student Conference is taking place online on Wednesday 17 June 14:00 – 17:30.

The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Engineering Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure’.

Our world today is dealing with a crisis of monumental proportions, with the novel coronavirus wreaking havoc across the globe. Sadly, this pandemic hit at a time when the UN Sustainable Development goals were gaining traction and a significant number of countries were making good progress. It’s important to remember that sustainable development and tackling climate change will remain two of the key challenges that the civil engineering and construction industry will face in years to come. With this in mind, this event focuses on the theme of ‘Engineering Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure’.

The programme features an impressive list of speakers who will cover a wide range of topics from the UN Sustainable Development Goals and how these can be applied in practice, to sustainable housing and resilient infrastructure.

ICE NI G&S Committee invites ICE NI graduate, apprentice and student members to come along to this half-day event to engage in discussion alongside peers and gain valuable insights from the speakers.


Emer Murnaghan

ICE Vice President UK Regions & Head of Sustainable Business Development, GRAHAM
Topic: Civil Engineers: Playing our part in the Sustainable Development Goals

Stephen Smalley

Regional Director, Design ID
Topic: The engineer’s role in a collaborative approach to lean design

Richard Weeks

Technical Director, Atkins Building Design and EDAROTH
Topic: Social housing reimagined for the modern world

Mark Devenny

Work Group Manager Infrastructure Development and Principal Civil Engineer, WSP Opus
Topic: NCTIR – Engineering on the Edge: Connecting communities with road, rail and resilience

Format and booking

An annual event for early career civil engineering professionals and students, this year it will be an online, interactive event. To facilitate this format and ensure attendees get the most from the event, places are open exclusively to ICE NI graduate, apprentice and student members.

It is free to attend but numbers are limited and you are required to register in advance. A booking invitation has been sent via email to ICE NI members.

For any queries regarding the event, contact Georgia at [email protected].