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Getting Girls into Engineering: a Practical Guide

This London Engineering Project guide, from the Royal Academy of Engineering, describes efforts to attract more girls to engineering as a choice of subject for study and as a career.

The guide aims to share the effective practice developed by the UKRC in the area of gender inclusion and focuses on sections...

Getting Girls into Engineering: Best Practice Case Study

This London Engineering Project best practice case study, from the Royal Academy of Engineering, describes the actions and results of the project's efforts to integrate equality and ensure the participation of girls in STEM activities.

Aiming to encourage under-represented groups, and especially girls, to...

Promoting Engineering as a Career to Young People

This resource from the Royal Academy of Engineering describes how the London Engineering Project worked to encourage students to see engineering as a potential career path. All activities used an Engineering Message to contextualise engineering and emphasise its impact on the world around us.

The project...

Gender Equality

Produced by the former Department for Children, Schools and Families, this guide supports the delivery of Diplomas. It explores ways to encourage both male and female learners to consider qualifications and careers that are not typical to their gender. It suggests activities that consortia can carry out to engage...

Biomedical Horizons

Biomedical Horizons is a multi-pronged project, funded by the Wellcome Trust, designed to raise awareness and spark discussion about the biomedical sciences – from pursuing a career to their role within society.

The aim of this resource is to:
* raise awareness of biomedical sciences and the variety...

Jake Honour: Apprentice Maintenance Engineer

In this Careers4u.tv video, Jake Honour talks about his apprenticeship in electrical and mechanical engineering. He works for a company that produces packaging and his daily tasks include maintenance, servicing and repair of machinery.

Jake's main priority is to assist a fully qualified engineer in the...

Case Study: Animal Care

Produced for Future Morph, these resources consist of a short video and an accompanying classroom activity. In the video, a First Diploma in Animal Care student describes her work on the course. She illustrates how the course gives experience relevent to working in a range of environments including farming, zoos...

Dispensing Optics

Produced for Future Morph, this short video looks at several students following ophthalmic dispensing and contact lens courses. The students describe the work they are doing with lenses and how this relates to the science they learnt at GCSE level. It illustrates some of the career opportunities...

Case Study: Plumbing

Produced for Future Morph, this resource contains a video in which an apprentice plumber talks about his work in a renewable energy company installing solar water panels. The theory and practicals he learns in college is applied in the workplace.

A second activity looks at a demonstration that illustrates...

Case Study: Service Engineering

Produced for Future Morph, this video sees an apprentice in service engineering talk about his work. Service engineers are mechanical engineers who work on equipment such as engines and gearboxes. The student describes how his attendance at college fits with his job in an engineering business and allows him to...

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