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News: Aspiring engineers get hands on experience at Nottingham College

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School students observing and watching engineering staff in a workshop

Our taster events are a popular option for school leavers who would like to experience life as a Nottingham College student. Earlier this month we held one for aspiring engineers considering a course with is this September.

We welcomed 35 secondary school pupils to our Highfields Campus, home to our engineering courses, during February half term. They spent half a day with us, meeting tutors, touring the campus and getting some hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art workshops.

One of the attendees was Nicole Stanbridge, a current year 11 student who has applied to study a level 3 engineering course with us in September. She currently studies the subject at school and says she was one of the only females in her class at the moment.

A group inspecting components

I’m currently studying level 2 engineering at school and there are only 4 girls in our class of 30 who take it as an option. I came along because I wanted to find out more about how engineering is taught at college. I have really enjoyed finding out more and have applied for a level 3 course here. 

 — Nicole Stanbridge.

The event allowed everyone to explore the three pathways available (Maintenance, Manufacturing, Fabrication and Welding Engineering) and get a taster of life as a Nottingham College student at our Highfields Campus.

  • Maintenance engineering involved creating a Numatics test rig, experimenting with hydraulics. 
  • Fabrication and Welding saw learners have a go at welding and had the chance to make a metal rose. 
  • Manufacturing Engineering focused on milling and gave our learners some practical experience producing keyrings. 
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  • 7th March 2022 (3:23 PM)
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