Leamington Spa, United Kingdom, January 25, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Independent educational charity The Smallpeice Trust has recently launched their 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, Electronics with Cyber Security, Marine Technology, Nuclear Engineering and Railway Engineering These are designed for students with an interest in or natural flair for Science, Maths, Design or Technology with a view to encouraging them to consider a career in engineering.
In July, Harper Adams University will be sponsoring and hosting two very different residential courses for budding young engineers. Delivered in partnership with The Smallpeice Trust, students will be offered an inspiring introduction into Food Technology Engineering and Off-Road Vehicle Engineering, through a jam-packed timetable of educational and fun activities.
The Food Technology Engineering course, for forty students aged 14 to 16 years old (Year 10 & 11), will give an insight into the manufacture of food products and the part that engineering plays in the creation and production of the foodstuffs with which we are so familiar. With guidance from experienced and knowledgeable food scientists and technologists, students will explore the structure of the global food system and the ways in which it works.
The Off-Road Vehicle Engineering course, also for forty students aged 14 to 16 years old (Year 10 & 11), covers a range of topics such as vehicle mobility, traction, suspension design, steering and transmission systems. With the support of real engineers from industry, students will take part in a series of applied workshops that will culminate in an industry relevant challenge.
Not only this, but on both courses students will get a real taste of university life, living on campus for the duration of the course and finding out all about the career opportunities available to them.
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.
Courses details, current availability and application forms can be accessed from smallpeicetrust.org.uk. Interested students are advised to apply early as applications are reviewed and offered on a first come first served basis.
Notes to editors:
Media are invited to attend both events. Please contact The Smallpeice Trust in the first instance.
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