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.
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.