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ICE Inspiration Series

Introduce your students to professional civil engineers and find out the what, why and how of careers in civil engineering.

ICE Inspiration Series

The ICE Inspiration Series will take students on a civil engineering learning journey. Students will learn about the reasons to become a civil engineer, what kinds of roles they can do, and the best ways to study and begin their career.

Students and schools can also choose to watch individual events in the series or the whole series, as suits their needs.

The events will cater to those with little or no prior knowledge of civil engineering as well as providing more information for those who are already interested in applying to university or college. Attendees will also be able to ask the presenting panel any burning questions.


Maximum of 100 participants.


The ICE Inspiration Series is a 12-week programme of online events taking place every other week from 24 September 2020 to 3 December 2020.

Students can join the live events or watch the recordings of the events, which will be available on the ICE website 48 hours after the live events.

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers

  • Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering

Subjects and topics

    • Design and Technology
    • Engineering
    • Maths
    • Physics
    • Design/Art/Fashion
    • Energy/Environment
    • Humanitarian Aid
    • Structures/Construction/Civil Engineering
    • Transport

Gatsby benchmark hitter

The Gatsby benchmarks are a framework for good careers guidance for schools across all of England and in some areas across the rest of the UK. This experience helps your school to reach the following benchmarks:

  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Encounters with further and higher education

Essential skills

The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:

  • Aiming High - the ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them.

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