The Ground Forum Undergraduate Mentoring Programme is currently in its second year and is in the process of reaching out to students for the 2022/23 intake.
The aim of the programme is to support the goal of increasing the number of currently underrepresented groups within the industry, as well as retain those already within it. The programme is financially funded and supported by members of the Ground Forum including AGS, FPS, BDA, PJA, British Geotechnical Association, EGGS, IGS UK, IOM3, GSHPA, British Geomembrane Association, British Geophysical Association and NSGG.
Universities involved in the current intake include University of Portsmouth, University of Hertfordshire, University of Bradford, Coventry University, Loughborough University, Imperial University, Trinity college, Dublin and University of Plymouth.
The Ground Forum are looking to reach out to further universities by promoting the programme to universities through guest lectures.
The students on the current intake are studying qualifications including Civil Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Civil & Structural Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Engineering Geology & Geotechnics, Geology, Palaeontology and Physical Geography & Geology from 1st year to postgraduate.
The programme involves being matched with a mentor for the duration of the programme, two workshops on interview and CV skills, a LinkedIn group to communicate with other mentors and mentees and a two week work experience placement.
If you are a student, who would be interested in joining the programme for the 2022/23 intake, please click here or scan the QR code on the flyer for the application form.
If you provide guest lectures in universities and would like to promote the programme to students, please email email@example.com for further details and a copy of the flyer.