Educational Charity The Smallpeice Trust Seeks Students for Marine Technology Course
A short Marine Technology course will take place from 26th to 30th July, at the University of Strathclyde. Sponsored by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF), this residential course is for students aged 14 and 15 (S3), and 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.
As part of the programme, the well-established Marine Technology course will take place from 26th to 30th July, at the University of Strathclyde. Sponsored by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF), this residential course is for students aged 14 and 15 (S3), and 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 five days full board, and includes all course materials and supervised social activities. Further course details, current availability and application forms can be accessed from smallpeicetrust.org.uk 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:
Media are invited to come along during the course to view the students in action on 29th July 2015. 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 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 21,564 young people through 40 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 630 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.
For more information visit smallpeicetrust.org.uk