Cardiff, United Kingdom, March 13, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Taking place from 1st to 4th July, the Smallpeice Trust Mobile Communications course which is sponsored and hosted by Cardiff University, will provide forty 15 to 17 year olds (Years 11 and 12) a unique insight into the expanding world of mobile communications and the systems and technology that support it.
Students will work alongside engineers from leading engineering company General Dynamics UK to design, develop and prototype their very own communication systems components while discovering the engineering principles, materials and technologies involved. Other activities will include investigating the use of software development kits (SDKs), visits to local companies to understand the industrial nature and importance of communication systems engineering, workshop sessions and lectures from keynote industry speakers.
All Smallpeice courses are linked to the National Curriculum and are designed to improve core skills such as team building, financial management, communication and problem solving. By attending one of their courses students will gain experience of university and working life that will accelerate their personal development and their potential for greater academic achievement.
The Mobile Communications course, costs £275 for 4 days full board, all course materials and supervised social activities. Course information and application forms can be accessed from www.smallpeicetrust.org.uk. Interested students are advised to apply early, as applications will be reviewed and places allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Notes to editors:
Media are invited to come along during the course to view the students in action on 3rd July 2013. Contact The Smallpeice Trust if you would like to attend.
About The Smallpeice Trust:
The Smallpeice Trust is an independent charitable trust which promotes engineering as a career, primarily through the provision of residential courses for young people aged 12 to 18.
The Smallpeice Trust was founded in 1966 by Dr Cosby Smallpeice, a pioneering engineer and inventor of the Smallpeice Lathe. Following the stock market flotation of his company Martonair, Dr Smallpeice invested his energy and part of his personal fortune to set up the Trust to ensure that British industry could continuously benefit from his proven design and engineering philosophies: “Simplicity in design, economy in production.”
The Trust is now governed by an eminent board of non-executive trustees and members from a diverse range of engineering, industry, educational and professional bodies.
In the past academic year, The Smallpeice Trust has reached out to 20,353 young people through 33 different subsidised residential courses, 1-day in-school STEM Days and STEM-in-a-Box kits. The Smallpeice Trust has also trained 913 teachers to enhance their delivery of STEM in the classroom.
A strong interface is maintained with industry, education and professional bodies that help to support, promote and develop the courses. Through these relationships the Trust is also able to provide a number of tailored or specialised courses.