Leamington Spa, United Kingdom, January 22, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Independent educational charity The Smallpeice Trust has recently launched a new course timetable for 2015 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, Automotive Engineering, Electronics with Cyber Security, Low Carbon Energy, Marine Technology, Railway Engineering and Structural Engineering. These are designed for students with an interest or natural flair in Science, Maths, Design or Technology with a view to encouraging them to consider a career in engineering.
In July, The Smallpeice Trust will run two Nuclear Engineering courses. The first course, sponsored by the National Nuclear Laboratory, will be held at Lancaster University from 20th to 23rd July. The second course is sponsored by the Dalton Nuclear Institute and is hosted by the University of Manchester from 20th to 23rd July. These four-day residential courses offer students aged 14 to 16 (Year 10 & 11) the opportunity to explore this exciting field whilst providing an insight into the potential careers available in this sector.
Important challenges such as radiation, the environment, decommissioning and waste will be covered. Students will team up with real engineers from industry on boundary-pushing projects which requires them to wear respirators, dress in special overalls and use multiple gloves - all brilliant experience for those wanting to find out what a career in this industry is really like.
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 Nuclear Engineering courses costs £225 for 4-days full board, and includes all course materials and supervised social activities. Course information, 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.
Media are invited to come along during the course to view the students in action. Please 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