Volunteering and CPD

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Would you like to be more involved with the society? Are you looking for ways to gain professional development? If so, we'd love to have you on board.

We will post opportunities to volunteer for Chelmsford Science and Engineering Society (CSES) and our partner organisations here, along with other professional development ideas such as training and courses.

If any of these interests you, or if you'd like to volunteer your time generally, please get in touch. We could always do with more help.

Any time spent volunteering counts as Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

FREE Digital Skills Training by Facebook

FREE Digital Skills Training by Facebook

We are pleased to advise that our partners, Braintree District Council, are working with Facebook to deliver a FREE Digital Skills training course in November in Braintree. Details are below and bookings can be made on the Eventbrite page. This event is open to anyone and we look forward to seeing you there!

Are you equipped with the digital and soft skills necessary to thrive in the new economy?

Whether you are a start-up founder, executive, manager, employee or student who is about to begin your journey into the world of work, the skills you need to prosper and thrive in today’s digital world have changed.

New technology is being developed at lightning speeds and yet the growth of the necessary digital and soft skills has not kept pace with the ever-accelerating digital economy. This digital skills gap could cost the UK economy £141 billion in GDP growth according to Accenture.

Great news! The FREE Digital Skills Workshop by Facebook (in partnership with Buzzstart Academy) is coming to Braintree Campus on Tuesday 19th November to help equip you with some of the fundamental digital skills needed in the new economy and you are invited!

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Volunteer mentors sought for local engineering challenge with Teledyne e2v

Mentors sought for Teledyne e2v schools' engineering challenge

Are you able to help for 5 evenings in Nov and Dec 2019?

Teledyne e2v (Te2v) and Chelmsford Science and Engineering Society (CSES) are launching an engineering challenge that will see local schools working with Te2v apprentices and CSES volunteers to develop prototype solutions to real engineering problems faced by Te2v production staff.

This will be a pilot scheme which, if successful, will be run annually. We are starting with a small number of local schools and need CSES volunteers to help the apprentices to mentor the student teams.

Can you help? Remember that any time spent volunteering counts as Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

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CSES is looking for a new Secretary

CSES is looking for a new Secretary

From Roger Pittock, our current Secretary

After much soul-searching, and having now had the honour and pleasure of serving 10 years in post, I am not seeking re-election as CSES Secretary. I am looking forward to continuing to support your Society from the Council, but not from the post of Secretary.

I am truly grateful to members for their support over the last 10 years, and I have learned a tremendous amount while in office. The position and experience opened many opportunities during my career.

Please consider putting yourself forward for this role. The time commitment is not that high overall, but comes in bursts. A brief overview follows.

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Go4SET mentor sought for Woodlands School (Apr-Jul 2019)

Go4SET mentor sought for Woodlands School (Apr-Jul 2019)

Are you interested in inspiring 12-14 year olds in STEM?

EDT (the Engineering Development Trust) is looking for industrial mentors to support a team of 6 Year 8 and 9 students through a 10-week STEM project for one hour a week.

CAN YOU HELP?

EDT is seeking a mentor for Woodlands School in Basildon for this year's Go4SET, which runs between 24 April and 10 July. Go4SET is a project-based scheme linking teams of 6 Year 8/9 students with an industrial mentor to complete an environmentally-themed, school-based project.

This flyer tells you more.

If you are interested in this opportunity and want to find out more, please get in touch with Stephanie Bright at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Innovation webinar series (IEEE)

Innovation webinar series (IEEE)

Intellectual assets are our most valuable assets by far but are also the least managed: less than one percent are ever licensed or used commercially. There are many reasons for this poor economic performance, and this course identifies these challenges and solutions for addressing them.

This innovation webinar series, presented by Ideation in collaboration with IEEE UK & Ireland Section, comprises 25 free seminars. It runs fortnightly from Feb 2018 to Jan 2019 and covers best practices in managing intellectual assets. It includes sessions with topics for innovators, practitioners, and advanced IP managers.

Please click here to register for and join the webinars.

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