Leamington Spa, United Kingdom, February 20, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Independent educational charity The Smallpeice Trust has recently launched their new course timetable for 2014 and is seeking hundreds of 12 to 17 year old students to sample their engineering taster courses. Any student can apply to attend a wide range of subsidised residential courses which take place at universities nationwide. Subjects include Artificial Intelligence, Electronics with Cyber Security, Nuclear Engineering, Railway Engineering and Renewable Energy. These are designed for students with an interest in or natural flair for Science, Mathematics, Design or Technology with a view to encouraging them to consider a career in engineering.
From 28th – 31st July 2014, The Smallpeice Trust will be running a Mining & Minerals course at the University of Exeter’s Tremough Campus, which will offer twenty students aged 15 to 17 years old (Year 11 and 12), a unique learning experience exploring the technical challenges faced by mining engineers who are responsible for the safe and economic production of the earth’s minerals.
Sponsored by Camborne School of Mines, this course demonstrates how the fortunes of mining underpin so much of modern life and how the latest technology is used to limit the impact of this activity on the environment. Students will get to visit local quarries and spend the day at the underground facilities at Camborne School of Mines, giving them hands-on experience of handling materials, while learning how they are refined and processed.
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 Mining & Mineral course costs £275 for four days full board, and includes 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.
Media are invited to come along during the course to view the students in action on 30th July 2014. Press should contact The Smallpeice Trust to arrange attendance.
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 13 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.
Over the past year, The Smallpeice Trust has engaged with 17,495 young people through 35 different subsidised residential courses, in-school STEM Days and starting up STEM Clubs. More emphasis has been put on programmes physically delivered by The Smallpeice Trust. The Smallpeice Trust has also trained 1,280 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.
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