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ICE Academic Partnerships

The ICE works closely with further and higher education providers to support the development of civil engineering students and academics.

The scheme provides partner universities and colleges with a raft of professional development opportunities and lifelong learning – enhancing the employability of students and providing bespoke assistance to academic departments.

How do ICE academic partners benefit?

  • ICE’s academic partnership manager works closely with partners to provide tailored support to staff and students.
  • The programme offers a bridge to industry and helps to prepare students for professional life.
  • Students can access bespoke professional development opportunities to begin their journey to professional qualification, giving them a head start in their career and enhancing their experience and satisfaction.
  • Student ambassadors are appointed to help improve on-campus engagement and encourage fellow students to take advantage of the additional ICE support available to them.
  • Academic partners commit to a culture of early professionalism among students via ICE membership and industry contacts.

Support for your CPD

Support for your research

Support material for teaching activities

Sustainable development:

Professionalism and ethics:

Commercial ability:

Health, safety and welfare:

  • The ICE - H,S&W Knowledge Network Group seeks to provide resources for teaching health and safety risk management, fostering work-ready graduates capable of enhancing the construction industry's safety performance. Click here for the brochure* and flyer describing the support available.

Support to achieve professional qualifications

  • Access support to achieve your goal from our team of membership experts and extensive range of online resources.
  • The table below shows typical grades that can be achieved.
  • The ICE runs workshops with a programme tailored to academics with tutors from academia. Register your interest and we'll be in touch.

Industry support

Through ICE, you can access industrialists from the whole civil engineering spectrum, all over the globe, including your University alumni. Upheld by high standards of professionalism and ethics, ICE members are available to support the Institution in any way they can, compatibly with their work commitments.

*If you are not a member but are working for an ICE academic partner and wish to access the hub, please contact us.

Below is a list of activities and opportunities for students which will help enrich their University experience and increase their employability.

Professional development and curriculum enrichment opportunities for your students:

Students can start to build their professional portfolio:

  • Take up a role in the local Early Career Group.
  • If you are applying for a civil engineering course, you have the opportunity to seek financial and career assistance through the ICE QUEST scholarship program.
  • Annually, every civil engineering department puts forth the most deserving student as the recipient of the esteemed ICE Student Prize.
  • Learn how you can record work experience.
  • ICE professional development opportunities including lecture toolkits, modules and learning resources, to kick-start progress towards professional qualification. Activities can be recorded and certified to count towards the requirements for professional qualification.

Explore ICE membership options for academic staff

In the table below are some typical membership options you could aspire to depending on your role.

We have a tailored programme of assistance for academic staff. To find out more and to discuss the best membership option for you, please get in touch with our team.

Position held Suggested grade Find out more
Head of Civil Engineering School/Department Fellow (CEng FICE/ FICE) Apply now
Lecturer (with degree in civil engineering) Member (CEng/ MICE) Apply now
Lecturer (without degree in civil engineering) Associate Member (AMICE) Apply now
Research Fellow/Reader Member (CEng/ MICE) Apply now
Lab Technicians/Technicians Technician Member (EngTech MICE) Apply now
PhD student* Graduate Member (GMICE) Apply now
MSc student* Graduate Member (GMICE) Apply now
Students enrolled in any engineering-related course (including apprentices) Student Member Apply now

* MSc, PhD and Postdoc students also have the option of applying for free Student Membership.

Who to contact

Elena Rinaldi

Academic Partnership Manager

Elena has over twenty years' experience as a consultant civil engineer in Europe and Australasia. She has been based in London working for the ICE in various roles over the past fifteen years.

Our academic partners

Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

Founded in 1845 as Queen's College Belfast, today, we are ranked 198 in the world combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos.

University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

An original ‘redbrick’ University, part of the prestigious Russell Group; our thriving student population enjoys a wide range of courses, exceptional campus and research facilities.

University of Bristol

University of Bristol

Bristol is at the cutting edge of global research. We have made innovations in areas ranging from cot death prevention to nanotechnology.

Cardiff University

Cardiff University

We are an ambitious and innovative university with a bold and strategic vision located in a beautiful and thriving capital city.

Coventry University

Coventry University

We are a dynamic university that provides high quality education to our students. Our ethos is one of support, trust integrity and respect while valuing diversity.

University of East London

University of East London

We're reshaping education for the benefit of all, giving students from any background the skills and opportunities to thrive in the modern world.

University of Exeter

University of Exeter

At the University of Exeter we combine teaching excellence and high levels of student satisfaction with world class research at our campuses in Exeter and Cornwall.

University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow is a major research-led university operating in an international context.

Heriot Watt University

Heriot Watt University

Since 1821, our pioneering research and education has made a positive impact on the global stage.

Imperial College London

Imperial College London

Imperial College London is a world-class university with a mission to benefit society through excellence in science, engineering, medicine and business.

Kingston University

Kingston University

Kingston University London offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses for UK and international students.

Leeds College of Building

Leeds College of Building

Since the 1960s, we have played a pivotal role in delivering high-quality education & training for the industry.

University of Leeds

University of Leeds

The University of Leeds is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK and part of the Russell Group of leading universities.

London South Bank University

London South Bank University

London South Bank University is known for its professional links and high graduate salaries. We are university of the year for graduate employment.

University College London

University College London

UCL is consistently ranked as one of the top ten universities in the world and is no.2 in the UK for research power.

Loughborough University

Loughborough University

One of the top 20 research-led universities in the country, Loughborough is renowned for the relevance of its work, driven by society's need for solutions.

Newcastle University

Newcastle University

We are a world-class, Global Top 125 university dedicated to excellence, creativity, and innovation through our teaching and pioneering research.

Northumbria University

Northumbria University

UK Top 25 university for Research Power, with an expanding multicultural learning community, and excellent links with further and higher education.

Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University

Proud to be named Modern University of the Year in The Times Good University Guide 2023.

University of Plymouth

University of Plymouth

Be inspired - find where you belong in Britain's Ocean City. Be an adventurer. Secure the future you deserve at the University of Plymouth.

University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Gold-rated teaching, exceptional employability, and world-leading research. We're the University of Portsmouth.

University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Make Sheffield the start of something special. When you study here you get one of the best student experiences in the UK.

University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

We are the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. Home to 23,000 students from 100 countries.

University of Surrey

University of Surrey

The University of Surrey is a leading university located within the county town of Guildford, Surrey in the South East of England, UK.

Teesside University

Teesside University

Teesside University is dynamic, energetic and innovative. We're growing and inspiring others to do the same.

Ulster University

Ulster University

Ulster University is a multi-campus university that can trace its origins back to 1845. We have an excellent reputation for research, for providing work-based learning, and for the level of recognition granted by professional bodies.

University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

Join a university with 90% employability rate (Graduate Outcomes report 2020). Be Who You Want to Be at the University of Wolverhampton.

Wrexham University

Wrexham University

Wrexham University started in 2008. The university sets out to be bold, enterprising and open to all in everything that it does.

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