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Smallpeice Trust Seeks Students for Marine Technology Course in Strathclyde

The Smallpeice Trust has a Marine Technology course which will take place from 21st to 25th July, at the University of Strathclyde.

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom, March 15, 2013 --( Independent educational charity The Smallpeice Trust is now seeking hundreds of 12 to 17 year old students to sample their range of taster engineering courses. Any student can apply to attend a wide range of subsidised residential courses which take place at universities nationwide. Subjects include Marine Technology, High Speed Communications, Mobile Communications, Naval Architecture, Nuclear Engineering 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.

As part of the programme, the well-established Marine Technology course will take place from 21st to 25th July, at the University of Strathclyde. Sponsored by The Lloyd’s Register Educational Trust, this residential course for 14 and 15 year old students (S3) gives them the opportunity to develop a greater understanding of marine technology and the challenges that face the modern marine engineer, whilst learning more about naval architecture, ship design and off-shore construction.

During the course, students will be tasked with an advanced design-and-build project led by experienced marine professionals and young engineers, whilst gaining valuable experience of university life and exclusive access to the university's equipment including a towing tank. The course also includes visits to local businesses to discover the role of cutting-edge marine technology in the modern workplace. This opportunity gives students the chance to explore the role of marine engineers and provides an in-depth insight into a wide range of career prospects available in this sector.

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 5-days (4 nights) 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 24th 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.
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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