10-21 July 2023
Revolutions in

Join us to propel the next generation of Black UK (Home) Engineering and Computer Science students into research, industry and academia to find engineering solutions to global challenges.

British students of Black or mixed Black heritage are underrepresented in the UK engineering-research community. We want to help change that! We invite UK (home) students of Black or mixed Black heritage who are in year 2 or 3 of an engineering or computing degree to apply for a full scholarship for a 2-week project-based experience with Imperial College London.

On the programme you will benefit from the following activities and experiences:

  • work in teams on engineering projects
  • have lectures from world-leading academics
  • visit different engineering departments and research facilities
  • get an opportunity to hear from, and network with, Imperial PhD students and postdocs
  • take part in an entrepreneurship workshop
  • attend two social events (one organised by the 2022 RiE alumni).

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. RiE will be returning in the Summer of the 2024. If you weren’t able to apply this year, please check back in Spring 2024 when applications will reopen.

There is no cost to join the programme as this is a full scholarship opportunity! But please note, to be eligible to apply for this scholarship you need to be a UK (Home) student of Black or mixed Black heritage. The scholarship only covers tuition, you have to provide your own accommodation and transport within London. To apply, fill in the following details and give us a 150 word statement on why you would like to join the programme. In the event that places are oversubscribed, we will use the statements as tie-breakers.

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Revolutions in Engineering is a two-week project-based
experience at Imperial College London
for Black UK undergraduate Engineering
and Computer Science students

BENEFITS: Intellectually-engaging fun! You will get to experience the benefits of multidisciplinary project-based thinking to identify issues, source information and design solutions to critical issues. A great opportunity to network with students from Imperial and other universities and to learn how to communicate across disciplinary boundaries, allowing you to build confidence in your own potential to be a proactive researcher/problem-solver.

Furthermore you will get the chance to hear from world-leading researchers in the Engineering profession and spend 2 weeks at Imperial College London where there is a greater proportion of world-leading research than any other UK University and which is ranked 1st in the UK for research output, 1st for research environment and 1st for research impact (Research Excellence Framework, REF 2021)

DISCIPLINES: open to any discipline in Engineering or Computer Science. The design challenge will be based around solutions for humans facing difficult or extreme situations which need engineered solutions.

Find out more about Imperial College London’s engineering research and our sister programme, Revolutions in Biomedicine.

Hear what our RiE 2022 Alumni thought about their RiE programme experiences:

“So many of the facilities were amazing, and it would be amazing to work in an environment like that.”

non-Russell Group University student, Year 2 Chemical Engineering

“Its given a show of the calibre and the teaching and the facilities available, so overall it’s given me an insight into studying at Imperial. And the postgrads that came around provided a lot of feedback as well.”

non-Russell Group University student, Year 2 Mechanical Engineering

“I’m actually thinking about going to Imperial now, the whole experience was good. They were talking about the scholarships available and seeing the Chemical Engineering display, the facilities were really good, better than what I’ve seen [elsewhere].”

non-Russell Group University student, Year 2 Chemical Engineering

Led by Dr Sunday Popo-Ola, expert in project-based group learning with open-ended briefs that require solutions proposed by students

Contact Dr Popo-ola