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Our vision: What is mechanical engineering?

Simon Taylor, chief engineer, introduces the work of the engineering team at the Mars factory in Slough. Ed Godsell, a project engineer who started on the Mars graduate scheme, explains the critical role of engineers in getting products onto the market. The production line runs 24 hours a day, every day of the...

Running Shoes

Loughborough University's sports engineers are using additive layer manufacturing or '3D printing' to help build personalised running spikes. Andrea Vinet is a research student at the Sports Technology Institute and has been looking at the manufacturing and human performance testing of running shoes. Her aim is...

Working in The Nuclear Industry

In this film, from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, two young engineers talk about their jobs in the nuclear industry, and explain how nuclear power is providing reliable, low-carbon energy for the UK.

Who Does What at Brompton?

This film introduces the range of jobs in the Brompton Bicycle factory, where there are 70 staff on the factory floor building and making parts for the bicycles and 40 support staff. The jobs highlighted in the film include the technical support manager, lean manufacturing manager, design manager, quality...

Expedition

This resource is based on Felicity Ashton’s expedition to Antarctica. Felicity was the first person to ski across Antarctica using only muscle power and the first women to cross Antarctica alone.

Students are introduced to the technologies that are used on expeditions to dangerous and remote locations, and...

Search and Rescue

This resource puts students in charge of an RAF search and rescue operation in the UK. To do this, they are provided with support and advice from a number of experts at different points during the rescue. They work as a team to discuss this advice and choose the best course of action, justifying the reasons for...

Earthquake

This resource provides a film which explains how the movement of the tectonic plates can cause earthquakes and tsunamis. Students are then introduced to a rescue operation to save the population of a string of islands known as the Snowpac chain. There has been a disastrous earthquake which has devastated this...

Future Morph 11-13

This guide was developed through the STEM Subject Choice and Careers Project. It is designed to help employers, teachers, students and anyone involved in work experience develop strategies for creating good quality placements for young people aged 14–19. The guide can be used in conjunction with the Quick Guide for...

Your Life

This video aims to show students the possibilities that will open up to them if they decide to study mathematics and physics. The film is part of the three year Your Life campaign to ensure young adults in the UK have the mathematics and science skills needed to succeed in the current competitive global economy....

Tim Peake: Becoming an Astronaut

Filmed at the ESERO-UK Secondary Conference, in 2014, this video features UK European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake talking about the importance of science skills to be able to work on the International Space Station (ISS). He talks about his route to becoming an astronaut and possible career routes into...

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