Leamington Spa, United Kingdom, January 24, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Independent educational charity The Smallpeice Trust has launched its new 2015 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 Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Marine Technology, Railway 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.
The Smallpeice Trust will be running a BAE Systems Engineering Experience course at Lancaster University, sponsored by global company BAE Systems from 7th to 10th July. The course offers sixty students aged 12 to 13 (Year 8) the unique opportunity to explore the subject of engineering through a series of real-life challenges, giving them an insight into what today’s engineers face.
Competing in teams, students will work alongside role model engineers from BAE Systems, drawing on their expertise to discover the cutting-edge world of engineering and technology, while putting their new skills into practice. Students will also gain a greater understanding of the importance of budgets in developing their designs and materials.
Previous years’ students have worked on projects which included designing and building land vehicles, rescue helicopters, and model submarines.
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 BAE Systems Engineering Experience course, costs £175 for 4 days full board, all course materials and supervised social activities. Course information and application forms can be accessed from 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.
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Media are invited to come along during the course to view the students in action on 9th July 2015. 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.