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News: Aspir­ing engi­neers get hands on expe­ri­ence at Not­ting­ham College

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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.

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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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