Priestley teams were commended on their performance at the Engineering Education Scheme finals and won the Student Choice Award.
The Engineering Education Scheme links teams with local companies where they work on real, scientific, engineering and technology projects. Priestley worked with United Utilities on their project.
The scheme provides students with an in-depth experience in science, engineering and technology that will enable them to make an informed decision about their future studies and career.
It offers the following opportunity and benefits:
- Hands-on work experience as part of a team
- Experience of problem solving, working on a project that is relevant to a local company
- Use of a university’s engineering workshops to develop, build and test solutions to the problem
- Professional skills lectures on Communications (written, verbal and visual) and Project Management
- The opportunity to develop technical skills and see school physics, chemistry, technology etc applied in an industrial environment
- An opportunity to meet professional and graduate engineers, scientists and technologists
- Experience in presenting their solution, in a formal verbal presentation and formal written technical report, to a panel of senior professional engineers
Students also get the opportunity to compete for a British Association (BA) CREST Award.