Did you miss RSK’s #ShapeTheWorld webinar?

July 03, 2020

RSK’s #ShapeTheWorld webinar has been declared a success after nearly 100 schoolchildren aged 11-14 tuned in to learn all about the world of engineering. Using real-world examples, from the Olympic Park to the HS2 railway, this recording of RSK’s #ShapeTheWorld webinar, first aired for International Women in Engineering Day on 23 June, sees an all-female panel of RSK engineers provide an insight into sustainable engineering and how your interests, skills and hobbies could translate into an accomplished career in engineering.

Presenters (with an interesting fact about themselves) include:

Sarah Mogford – Divisional Director for Environment and Planning

Sarah has worked in 20 countries!

Cham Ariyaratne – Associate Director

Cham has white water rafted a 7m waterfall!

Sally Rotherham – Associate Director

Sally has completed the three-peaks challenge!

Roseanna Bloxham – Senior Geoenvironmental Engineer

Roseanna is a Girl Guide leader and rides a motorbike!

Georgina King – Environmental Manager

Georgina is currently training for a 70.3-mile triathlon!

Kim Olliver – Principal Environment Manager

Kim volunteers for the Bat Conservation Trust and is currently looking after an injured bat who loves being fed mealworm!

If you missed the webinar, or would like to listen again, a copy is now available on the RSK YouTube channel.

Listen again to learn how engineering is applied, what subjects you could take at school and the work experience you might need to begin a career in engineering. The 45-minute webinar is aimed at ages 11–14: you are the next generation and essential for shaping the world of the future.

International Women in Engineering Day

This webinar was first aired for International Women in Engineering Day on 23 June. Because of the different range of skills required by different types of engineers, and as problem solving is at the forefront of engineering, the more different types of people and ways of thinking we have on our team, the better. As a business, RSK prides itself on innovative thinking and we can only be innovative by thinking in different ways – and a diverse workforce helps us to achieve this.

Engineering educational pack

If you enjoyed the webinar and are interested in finding out more about engineering and some of the work we do, we have also produced an engineering educational pack specifically for Key Stage 3.

The pack includes a range of educational activities through which you will find out about the different types of engineers we have, from working on wind turbines to building dams. We have also given you a few tasks to show you how what you learn at school works in the world around us. You can download your free activity pack here.