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100 Students to Take Part in Smallpeice Trust Marine Technology Course in Southampton

The Smallpeice Trust will be running a Marine Technology course from 9th to 12th July at the University of Southampton, sponsored by The Lloyd’s Register Educational Trust and supported by Babcock.

Southampton, United Kingdom, March 15, 2013 --( Independent educational charity The Smallpeice Trust will be running a Marine Technology course from 9th to 12th July at the University of Southampton, sponsored by The Lloyd’s Register Educational Trust and supported by Babcock. The course puts one hundred, 13 and 14 year old students (Year 9) in the company of experienced marine professionals who will develop their skills and give them a real insight into the challenging and rewarding careers that are available within the sector.

During the four-days, students will be getting their feet wet on a series of design-and-build projects that introduce exciting areas such as naval architecture, ship design, off-shore construction and the development of critical technologies in commercial and military vessels.

In recent years, students have visited a local business to discover more about the role of marine technology and taken part in a harbour cruise to see the importance of marine transportation.

The Smallpeice Trust has launched its new 2013 course timetable and is now seeking hundreds of 12 to 17 year old students to sample their taster engineering courses. Any student can apply to attend a wide range of subsidised residential courses which take place at universities nationwide. Subjects include Engineering Experience, Low Carbon Energy, Mobile Communications and Structural Engineering. These are designed to attract students that have an interest or natural flair in Science, Maths, Design or Technology to consider a career in engineering.

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 our courses students will gain experience of university and working life that will accelerate their personal development and their potential for greater academic achievement.

The Marine Technology course, costs £175 for 4-days full board, all course materials and supervised social activities. Course information and application forms can be accessed from or by telephoning 01926 333200. 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:

Attention Press:
Media are invited to come along during the course to view the students in action on 11th 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.

About The Lloyd’s Register Educational Trust:

The Lloyd's Register Educational Trust (The LRET) funds education, training and research programmes in transportation, science, engineering, technology and the safety of life, worldwide for the benefit of all.

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Contact Information
The Smallpeice Trust:
Gemma Murphy
+44(0)1926 333214
or contact:
Claire Fisher
Tel: 01926 333203
Fax: 01926 333202

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