Robin and two other winners donated prize money to Engineers Without Borders UK, a student-led development charity whose mission is to facilitate human development through engineering. They challenged others to join them and to date their appeal has raised £17,115. This only goes someway towards their target and Robin encourages all OFs to visit www.ewb-uk.org/appeal to find out more about the charity’s potential and need.
Robin graduated with an MEng in Civil Engineering in June 2005 from Cardiff University. With the winner and other runner-up, Robin had the opportunity to meet the Rt. Hon. Margaret Hodge MBE MP, Minister for Industry and the Regions. In discussing issues such as global warming and the need for humanitarian teaching in Civil Engineering degree courses, the Minister agreed to investigate the need for a permanent Civil Engineering government adviser.
Please visit www.nceplus.co.uk/grad06 for more information on the awards.
Robin was previously a finalist for the IAESTE Award in 2003 as reported on this website .