UK-wide assembly set to showcase engineers on a mission

Returning for the sixth year, Tomorrow’s Engineers Week takes place from 5-9 November 2018 and aims to change perceptions of engineering among young people, their parents and teachers.

This year’s plans include the first Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Big Assembly, which offers schools across the UK the chance to take part in the same assembly at the same time.

The Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Big Assembly is a live video stream, featuring a panel of inspiring engineers who will discuss their careers and the positive impact engineering has on the issues young people care about most.

Thousands of students are expected to take part and will be able to ask questions to the panel and careers experts live via social media. The Big Assembly will also be available on demand after the live broadcast has finished.

When Tomorrow’s Engineers Week researchers asked what message engineers would like to share with young people to inspire them about a career in engineering, three-quarters of engineers questioned (74%) wanted to let young people know that engineers make the world a better place.

Around seven in ten felt young people should know that engineers help find innovative solutions (71%) and shape the way we live (69%).

Beth Elgood, Director of Communications at EngineeringUK, said:

"It’s really easy for schools to be part of the Big Assembly and for students to understand more about the role of engineers and engineering in shaping our world and of the wide range of routes they can take into such an extraordinary career."

Find out more about The Big Assembly

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