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First architect images of new WMG Academy for Young Engineers


These first architect’s drawings show the vision for the planned WMG Academy for Young Engineers building in Coventry, due to open in September 2014.

The Academy will be purpose-built with some of the latest engineering technology on land adjacent to Westwood Academy, on Mitchell Avenue.

Designed specifically for young people aged 14-19 with a passion for engineering, the Academy is holding a free family event this Saturday (29) for prospective students and their parents.

Visitors will be able to enjoy remote-controlled robots and get the chance to make their own racing car at the International Digital Laboratory at the University of Warwick. People can come along any time from 10am until 4pm.

A range of employers including Jaguar Land Rover and National Grid will be setting up stalls with some great interactive games. Visitors can make cardboard cars and race them on a track, have a go at computer-aided design, find out how acoustic cameras work and get their hands on some of the latest automotive technology.

At the taster event, youngsters and their parents can take a tour of facilities that Academy students will be using at WMG, including the Virtual Reality Design Suite.

vision1.jpgDirector of the WMG Academy Richard Hutchins said: “We want young people and their families to come along to our taster event and find out more about the academy. It will be a great day out and they get the chance to see some of the really exciting and innovative things we are doing here. The WMG Academy will be a fantastic hotbed of talent, technology, business and innovation...a real draw to getting young people excited about industry.”

To sign up for the taster event and let us know you are coming, visit

Notes to editors

For more information contact Kelly Parkes-Harrison, University of Warwick,, 02476 150868, 07824 540863


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Visit the WMG Academy for Young Engineers site to sign up for the free taster event