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In brief

ICE news

Starting university this autumn? Studying for a civil engineering degree? Would £1,500 a year help you out? If the answer to these questions is yes, then read on. The ICE awards a number of scholarships each year to school leavers who have achieved academic distinction and have the potential to become successful civil engineers. Awards are made to those about to enter degree courses accredited by the Institution. Visit www. ice. org. uk or call (020) 7665 2200.

Closing date for applications is 31 August.

The Graduates & Students National Committee is seeking candidates to put forward for consideration as GSNC representatives on the Environment & Sustainability Board for the 2001/2002 session. As well as giving you the chance to have your say on institution policy, getting involved with the GSNC counts towards continuing professional development. Contact Joanna Holland (020) 7665 2159 or email

The Building Research Establishment is holding two seminars at the Scottish Executive on 9 October: 'Durability review' and 'New guidance on concrete in aggressive ground'. The half day events are scheduled so that delegates can attend both if they wish. Contact ICE Scotland executive secretary Wylie Cunningham (0141) 221 5276.

Rumour has it that an established Scottish sporting tradition is about to be revived.

The two Scottish local associations are planning to resume competition for the Ferguson-Masterton Curling Trophy. The East v West bonspiel will take place at the Forrest Hills Trossachs Club on Saturday 22 September.

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