Society of the Month March 2017

Society of the Month

This month has been very busy and eventful for March’s winner, Engineers without Borders.

Chiefly their success has been shaped by three main events…

Most noticeably, their biggest event of the year, the Nuclear Power Debate. This is a debate organised on the motion ‘Nuclear Power should play a major role in Britain energy future and replace fossil fuel’. The debate had  6 speakers, 3 in favour of the motion and 3 against the motion. This event had a great impact on raising awareness of the issue of nuclear energy especially amongst an audience of engineering students who will work in providing energy for Britain in the future.

Engineers without Borders have also been busy with a number of outreach activities. The first of which was an afterschool science club where students built water filters with pupils and explained to them the principles of filtration. The second was a ‘Water for the World’ Workshop. This activity had a lasting effect on students with their science studies as they begin to get a grasp on engineering principles and widened the university outreach to school students as they were very interested to learn more about life in Newcastle University.

 

Other News

Upcoming Live Events

Our classic, underground vibe has provided the perfect backdrop to some of the UKs finest musical talents (1975, James Bay, George Ezra and Machine Head have lit up the stage in recent years) while we also play host to some of the most action-packed club nights in town.

 
What happened at Novembers council

Student Council returned with significantly less motions than October, leaving plenty of time for our big open debate.

 
Inclusive Sport

Inclusive Newcastle includes programmes and initiatives aimed to increase engagement with sport, remove barriers and offer support to all students. This includes our disability sports programme, designed to help students keep active, have some fun and enjoy healthy competition.