From teenage school student to doctoral researcher, WMGs Class of 2016 to share their year of learning online
WMG at the University of Warwick has launched the ‘Class of 2016’, an exciting new initiative to showcase its world class education programmes, and the opportunities they offer people at any stage of their career.
WMG’s Chairman, Professor Lord Bhattacharyya, is passionate about education and ensuring that industry has the right skills base on which to sustain its future.
He explains: ‘I started out as an apprentice, and it is that grounding that has shaped my whole career. I worked my way up through the ranks, so I know first-hand what it takes to work hard to achieve career goals. I feel strongly that everyone, at any stage of their career, should have the opportunity to develop their skills, which is why workplace learning and technical education is at the very core of WMG.”
A 24 hour hackathon is to mark the start of a new partnership between WMG’s Cyber Security Centre at the University of Warwick and the digital identification company Callsign.
The WMG Cyber Security Centre will partner with Callsign to work on the future security of digital identities.
In particular they will work together to develop and support cyber security talent. This supports the government’s own strategy for cyber security and is an area that Professor Tim Watson and Professor Carsten Maple, both from WMG’s Cyber Security Centre, have significant national and international reputations – they both sit on national bodies in this field and are key influencers in cyber security policy.
In the run-up to the competition the two sides, Warwick Racing and Monash Motorsport, have come together at the University of Warwick to share expertise as part of the Monash-Warwick Alliance.
Despite the spirit of friendly pre-race collaboration, the two sides will be pitted against each other in the three-day event starting on 9 July.
Engineering students from The University of Warwick have taken part in a non-stop driving challenge across the length of Britain in a bid to be crowned the nation’s most economical drivers.
The inaugural three-day competition, which started on June 19, will go via 46 universities and is being jointly run by Formula Student and Bosch.
Each team will drive a section of the route – while having their eco-driving ability measured by on-board computers - before passing the vehicle on to the next university. The University of Warwick team set off from WMG on June 19, and drove 21 miles to Birmingham University.
Each year a team of students enter The European RoboCup Rescue competition, but this year’s team has gone one better and qualified for a place in the World RoboCup Rescue 2013.
The Warwick Mobile Robotics (WMR) team will be pitted against teams across the world for a chance to win the coveted championship in the Netherlands. They are currently the only UK team to be entered into the competition, which takes place in June.
The WMG sponsored team of eight students have designed and built an electric-powered go-kart and to improve on last year's winning kart they have reduced the weight by 20%, making it lighter on the track.
The EVGP competition consisted of two races, the first on the Purdue University go kart track on 27th April and the second on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway track on 12th May.
Warwick Racing, a team of final year mechanical, manufacturing, automotive and electronic engineering students competed with their single seater racing car in the annual IMechE Formula Student Competition at Silverstone this month.
The 2012 competition was the largest ever, with 134 teams from 34 different countries taking part. The Warwick team placed very highly in a number of events, achieving 3rd for their Business Presentation, 9th for Costing, and were nominated for the Airbus Teamwork Award. Overall they ranked 10th among UK teams. There was bitter disappointment however when a collision two laps before the end forced them to withdraw from the Endurance event which carried the major points.
However, the team weren't down for long as they have managed to secure another year’s sponsorship from Bosch Engineering worth €6000 and Bosch were able to directly recruit 3 (possibly 4) of the team for Graduate positions. The team’s professional approach also means that they are likely to maintain a number of other sponsorship agreements.
Staff and students from WMG have been visiting local schools in order to inspire and encourage young people to think about a career in engineering, technology or research and development.
Continuing our programme of engaging with schools through on-site events, visits and external events, staff and students have so far been into schools in the Leamington and Coventry areas to highlight research projects undertaken through Warwick Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre (WIMRC), and student projects with the help of the undergraduate engineering students.
Two of the robots developed by Warwick Mobile Robotics have been featured on Channel 5's Gadget Show (9th May 2011).
Warwick Racing, which consists of 12 final year engineering students, had been tasked with designing, manufacturing and testing a single seater WR1 racing car which they will enter into the annual Formula Student Competition at Silverstone in July.