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Schools Outreach

We welcome the opportunity to work with schools to help promote STEM subjects and in particular Engineering. See below for details of the activities Engineering is offering in 2015-16. Our central Outreach team also offer a programme of outreach events.

Events at the University of Warwick

Events offered in partnership with the Engineering Development Trust

Inspire for year 11 female pupils, next course 29th June to 1st July 2015

Inspire is a 3-day non residential course aimed at all female year 11 pupils who love science, technology, engineering and maths and who want to learn new skills and get ahead in the sixth form and beyond. The aim of Inspire is to introduce participants to essential key skills that they will use during their academic career, and throughout their professional and personal life. Activities help participants:

• Get well organised • Manage your time effectively and efficiently • Enhance your research and revision techniques • Develop your presentation techniques • Write top class reports • Take useful notes • Run a successful project • Become an invaluable member of a team

Attending one of these courses will mean that participants will have priority when applying for a place on a Headstart Year 12 course the following year. Applications are made via EDT. (Engineering Development Trust)

Headstart Course for year 12 pupils, next course 6th July to 9th July 2015

Headstart are residential taster courses to encourage young people at the end of year 12 into technology-based careers. Applications are made via EDT (Engineering Development Trust) from September and close on 1st February for courses running in July. Courses are delivered at Universities across the UK. The Warwick course has run since 2004 and provides a broad-based engineering course designed to give a flavour of automotive, civil, electronic, general, manufacturing, mechanical and systems engineering over 4 days. We offer 40 places, 30 for boys and 10 for girls from schools across the UK. Headstart participants stay in University accommodation on campus with five graduating students, who act as mentors throughout the course. Practising engineers also contribute to the programme.

Arkwright Scholarships

We are delighted to introduce our latest Arkwright Scholars. From 2014 we will be supporting Harry from Southam College in Southam and James from Trinity Catholic School in Leamington Spa. Both pupils have a strong desire to pursue a career within engineering, and fought off stiff competition from other applicants to win the two Scholarships.

Our previous Scholars were Jaskieran Dhandwar from Queen Mary's Grammar School in Walsall and Bilal Khattab from King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys in Birmingham.

Click here to read a little more about them and Arkwright scholarships. 

And finally

We are unable to support activities for pupils on a one-to-one basis, such as work experience or project work.


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