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Future Engineers Visit Bradford University

Date Posted: 01/07/2014 | Posted In: Latest news

QE’s Future Engineers Scheme is going from strength to strength, forging links with universities and employers and inspiring students to become engineers.

Recently, forty-one Future Engineers and science students visited Bradford University’s STEM (science, technology, engineering & maths) Centre.  The students had a tour of the engineering labs as well as trying their hand at making bioplastics as an introduction to environmental engineering.  They met the university’s student ambassadors, one studying biomedical engineering and a post graduate who had studied civil engineering as his first degree and is now doing his post grad in environmental engineering and sustainability.   A lecturer also gave a fascinating talk about how the university is working jointly with China regarding medical engineering.

QE first year student, James Steward, thoroughly enjoyed the day, commenting:

“I thought the engineering facilities at Bradford were very impressive.  I am considering civil or mechanical engineering at university, and the visit gave me real insight into the different courses.”

Zac Lamont-Rodriguez, also found the day valuable, saying:

“Going to Bradford helped me to think about different opportunities. I am now really keen to find out more about medical engineering as a career path.’’

Liz Bryan, the College’s Future Engineers Co-ordinator said:

“The visit to Bradford was excellent – the modern labs and the equipment students work with dispelled any myths about engineering and demonstrated how we need engineers to work in research and development in every area of life.”