Budding Engineers Take Part in Engineering Experience


From 12th to 15th July 2011, budding young engineers from across the UK benefited from a unique hands-on learning experience at Harper Adams University College in Shropshire. The four-day residential programme was organised by The Smallpeice Trust to engage students and provide them with the opportunity to learn about engineering through a series of presentations and practical workshops. In...

Budding Engineers Build a Supercomputer


Leamington Spa, 19th July 2011:- Twenty budding engineers from across the UK recently took on the challenge of building their own supercomputer from raw components at the University of Southampton. Organised by The Smallpeice Trust and delivered in partnership with the University’s Engineering Sciences and Microsoft, the course opened up the eyes of the 16 and 17 year-old students, showing them...

Students Get Mobile


Leamington Spa, 15th July 2011 – Forty teenagers from across the UK have had the unique opportunity earlier this month to explore the engineering behind modern mobile communications. Organised by educational charity, The Smallpeice Trust and working in collaboration with the School of Engineering at Cardiff University, students gained a valuable practical knowledge of the principles...

Work Experience Energises Pupils


Leamington Spa, 11th July 2011: – From 4th to 8th July, 14 and 15 year old students from across the UK enjoyed a unique work experience course at the National Grid Training Centre near Newark, Nottinghamshire. Run in conjunction with the UK’s largest utility company, National Grid, this residential learning opportunity gave 50 students an insight into the future of energy and the industry...

Electronic Engineering Course Causes Buzz Amongst Teenagers!


From 27th June to 30th June, fifty-nine teenagers from across the UK enjoyed a unique learning experience at the University of Portsmouth. Sponsored by the University of Portsmouth, this 4-day residential course gave the students a valuable insight into the field of electronic engineering. During the course the 14 and 15 year olds students took part in ‘solder-and-keep’ workshops and gained hands...

Students on track for career in Railway Engineering


From 11th to 14th April, one hundred students gathered at the University of Nottingham to attend a specially designed Railway Engineering residential course. Over the four days, the pupils had the opportunity to learn about railway engineering through a series of presentations and practical exercises.

Teen Engineers Team Up with MPs to Power Wind of Change


Thirty school children descended on the Houses of Parliament to compete in the final of the Renewable Energy Challenge run by educational charity The Smallpeice Trust, with prizes presented by Charles Hendry, Minister for the Department of Energy & Climate Change. The event also saw the launch of the industry report “Securing Tomorrow's Workforce” which highlights the importance of STEM...

Ambitious Pupils Pitch to BT Dragons


Nearly forty aspiring young engineers aged 15-17 recently spent three days finding out how to turn their creative engineering ideas into reality. Students learnt everything they needed to know about starting their own flourishing engineering business, including technical, financial and marketing advice.