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Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project: Career Profiles

These career profiles provide information on the wide range of people involved in the Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project (...

Everyday engineering by Dallas Campbell

Dallas Campbell shows how you can get involved in engineering from your own home.  This video includes three links to engineering:

He describes a way of making a paper aeroplane that will be a good long distance flyer. 

Dallas talks about how bras require engineering design to enable them to...

Bacon sandwiches in space

Dallas Campbell talks about how engineering links to the production and packaging of foods.  He gives the example of the bacon sandwich that was designed for Tim Peake to eat in microgravity on board the International Space Station.  Both the bread itself, and the can it was contained in, had to be designed...

How bras inspired the spacesuit

Dallas Campbell talks about how bras require engineering design to enable them to be both comfortable and supportive. He explains how a bra manufacturer was involved in the first designs of space suits for NASA.

STEM Careers Toolkit: secondary schools and colleges

The STEM Careers Toolkit for Careers Leaders in secondary schools and colleges is filled with creative ideas and practical suggestions on how to build STEM specific content into your careers strategy.


Become an innovator!

Become an innovator! This video introduces the challenges involved in the V&A Innovate collection.  It sets the scene for how creativity and design can have a positive impact on our world and tasks students with using their creative talents to solve...

Getting started

This collection of Getting Started resources will help you to set up the V&A Challenge with your students. Getting Started focuses your students on establishing a design team. The downloadable resources provide ideas for mini team challenges that your students can take part in to help them begin their creative...


The Collect package of resources supports students to try out user-centred design principles,  helping them to collect information about their chosen theme for the V&A Innovate challenge. The resources encourage students to explore, listen to people, observe and uncover everything they need to know to help...


Make supports students to invent and explore multiple possibilities, testing them openly and often, and learning quickly before making well-informed decisions about the right ideas to develop.

This stage involves:  

  • Brainstorming multiple ideas
  • Filtering and selecting ideas
  • ...


Share supports students to define their idea, visualising it, and tell its story.

This stage involves:  

  • Finalising your design idea
  • Visualising ideas, for example hand sketching, technical drawing, 3D modelling, photography  
  • Creating a clear written narrative on what it is,...


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