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Setting Up a LC

Setting Up a Local Commite

If you want to be a member of IACES, you have to join the IACES Local Committee in your University (check  here). If there is not one, Then you can join IACES by creating a new Local Committee! To set up a Local Committee in your University, please go through the Local Committee  package. Read through all files and pay special attention to the file Regarding the "Formal Procedures".

The Following advices might also help you through the early stages of creating a new LC and understanding IACES.

 

Organization Committee of the Local

The Local Committee is formed by the board and its members. This should be a group of motivated people, not only interested in organizing activities for the civil engineering students of Their university, but Also with motivation and will to connect and share knowledge with students from other countries.

The board must be formed by at least three members: President, Treasurer and Secretary. 

However, there can be other positions such as vice-president, external relations.

 

Activities - What to do?

This is the main question that up shows When there is the idea of ​​creating the Local Committee. Actually, there are kinds of activities que Have Been repeated throughout the years. However, with creativity and originality LCs much more can the different activities.

Internationally, the Local Committee can organize the Following types of exchanges.

Course

The course Consists on a workshop / seminar with lecturers from universities and companies, Which shouldnt be focused on a specific theme. Also, some construction site visits can be done.

In the end, the collection of the information and contents of the course shouldnt be published on the website.

Week Exchange

This is a common activity of IACES, Which Consists on a week where people from many Local  Committees come together in the city of the organizing Local Committee to take part in cultural and technical trips, as well as in social activities (sports and contests).

Normally it is a relaxed week, where people from many different countries get to know each other and Increase Their contact network.

LC LC visits

Typically, on this kind of activity the Local Committee invites another Local Committee (can be 2 or 3, but not more) to spend some team together for a weekend. This time can be spent with cultural / social activities, as well as with technical trips.

Contest

The LC can organize a contest que Also Can Be Attended Also by non-members of IACES. It might be, for example, the bridge contest or case study contest.

Also, smaller but still interesting activities can be organized locally by the Local Committee to the students of its own university.

Remember que All These activities shouldnt be focused on the main or multiple themes! This way, you keep the uniqueness and identity of your activities!

 

Fundraising - How to get financial support?

The Local Committee needs money to fund Their activities, so the que registration prices are the lowest possible. For that, the Local Committee can take the example Following the fundraising sources:

Subsidies from University or State

Many Universities Provide funds for students projects, where the main aim is to Provide the best to students. Therefore, the LC can try and apply to These subsidies with IACES project site.

Also, some students union have que funds are redistributed to the students organizations in the University. It Is Also a good idea to apply to this help.

At last, the LC can apply for state funded project. For this it is recommended que the LC looks for other LCs or student organizations in Their Own Country que know how this kind of processes take place.

Sponsorship from companies

Getting in contact with companies and ask Them for sponsorship is a good way of fundraising in IACES the it Also Provides the students with contacts in the companies, that may be in the future an open window for partnerships in activities (eg organizing excursions).

The best is to contact the company directly, and the presentation of person-to-person of the project for the Local Committee.

Member fee

There is Also The Possibility que LC request the payment fee to every LC member, providing Them with special offers in return.

Parties

How about Faculty parties? In many places an IACES party has proved to be a good "money-maker". Selling drinks and maybe taking a small entrance fee earns a lot of money while costs for DJ, room and promotion-posters are low.

 

Spreading the word - How to promote the New LC?

After you created a new Local Committee in your university, you will want to advertise your activities, so there will be more que participants and perhaps gather interested people willing to join your LC.

To Achieve this, we advise you to first contact professors and civil engineering department of your University to tell Them more about IACES and ask for Their support and participation in activities (the lecturers or judges, for example).

Also, it is recommended que your LC has a good representation in the social networks, such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Finally, if the amount of activities and the dimension of the LC require, it might be reasonable to have a website to Improve the image and online presence.

For further Explanations and questions, please do not hesitate to contact the General Board via  iacesboard@gmail.com/gb@iaces.org

Click here to see the Formal Procedures to Set up an LC

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