Students enjoyed a stay at Bangor University working with employers from the Nuclear and Energy sector, as well as lecturers from the university to gain further insights into Engineering.
Five Mosslands year 9 pupils, Andrew Reid, Kallum Laing Davison, Sean Harper, Declan Price and Dylan Bywater enjoyed a stay at Bangor University working with employers from the Nuclear and Energy sector, as well as lecturers from the university to gain further insights into Engineering.
This popular course was perfect for our pupils along with others from across Wales and the north west of England who wanted to find out more about engineering and the exciting career opportunities available. Pupils got to work with engineers from leading companies across the UK and solve real engineering challenges. Welcome to the world of engineering!
Pupils on the residential got to undertake a range of activities and learnt a range of new skills including:-
- Analysing products, studying the roles they perform and the characteristics that make them effective
- Designing and building products using a range of different materials and control systems
- Learning the practical applications of the techniques and processes
- Understanding the importance of budgets in developing designs and materials,allowing you to calculate the financial implications of your decisions
- Discovering the nature of innovation and the art of the entrepreneur, to find creative
- solutions with real potential
- Collecting data from your project and analysing it to make better decisions
- Working alongside real engineers from industry, drawing on their knowledge and putting your new skills into practice
- Improving skills in team building, communication, time management, problem solving, planning and presentations .
Pupils also undertook a social programme of activities in the evenings, including attending a formal dinner.
"The residential was a great experience. I met new people and enjoyed working alongside real engineers on a design and make project."
Year 9 pupil