Uncover Engineering

Event date
5 Apr 2020 to 8 Apr 2020
Event time
9:00 - 17:00
Woodstock Road
Event cost
Target audience
Age range
Age 14-15 (year 10), Age 15-16 (year 11)
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We’re looking for girls who are creative, inventive and curious about the world around them. Does that sound like you? If you’ve got a talent for science and maths, then Uncover Engineering could be for you.

It’s a free residential course that will show you what it’s like to be an engineer – trying out a subject that you won’t be taught at school.

You’ll take part in hands-on workshops across a range of engineering disciplines. From programming robots to creating and testing packaging for breakable items, you’re sure to find something you’re passionate about. Staying in Oxford University’s Somerville College and attending classes at the Department of Engineering Science, it’s a peek behind the scenes at student life.

Join us for Uncover Engineering and learn to see the world through an engineer’s eyes.

We’re passionate about promoting Engineering Science to students from backgrounds under-represented in Higher Education. As such, priority will be given to students who meet any of the following criteria:
· You are entitled to free school meals or pupil premium
· You live in an area which has a low progression rate to Higher Education (using the ACORN and POLAR3 scores)
· Your parents/guardians do not have a university degree
· You have been in care or are a young carer

To apply for this programme, please fill in the online application form. The deadline for applications is 13:00, Friday 31 January 2020. Please note you will need to provide details for a teacher at your school who can confirm your predicted grades (e.g. a tutor or head of year) as well as a personal statement explaining why you would like a place on the Uncover Engineering course. Your personal statement should be between 300-600 words long.