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This is Engineering: flight perfector

This resource is an interview with Bethan - a flight perfector.

"Bethan is 25 years old and grew up in Manchester. She left home at 19 to start an engineering degree apprenticeship with Rolls-Royce in Derby. She then became a Production Manager, responsible for the team that strips down and rebuilds...

This is Engineering: walk wizard

This resource is an interview with Alan - a walk wizard.

"Alan, from Newcastle, didn’t want to sit in a classroom or behind a computer. He likes working with his hands and being creative and so his job making custom braces and splints is perfect for him. Alan joined Peacocks to do an apprenticeship in...

This is Engineering: underground visionary

This resource is an interview with Ala - an underground visionary

"Ala is a Civil and Tunnelling Engineer with a passion for the vast buildings and structures we use every day, and…for all things beauty too. Not what you might imagine when you hear the word ‘engineer’, Ala applies her creativity to both...

This is Engineering: body rebuilder

This resource is an interview with Chris - a body rebuilder.

"Chris was captivated by robots, gadgets and technology from a young age, but did not know how his passion could be turned into a career that he’d enjoy. He decided to study a degree course in Mechanical Engineering because it offered him enough...

This is Engineering: light painter

This resource is an interview with Pavlina - a light painter.

"Pavlina is a globe trotter who is passionate about fashion and expressing her own style. She grew up in Cyprus before studying in America and the UK. Now she is a lighting engineer working for Arup, and has designed lighting for fashion shows,...

What is structural engineering? Structural engineering for beginners

This presentation provides a great introduction to the work of structural engineers. Created by the The Institution of Structural Engineers, it provides an overview of the types of activities undertaken by structural engineers, examples of the impact that they make on society and provides an overview of the types...

Engineering Careers - Mechanical Design Engineer

In this video Sam Creed discusses how playing with Lego in his youth sparked his interest in engineering and how those skills and experiences still apply in his role today.  He also touches upon problem solving and how building 'big robots' can be really satisfying.  

 

The professional development needs of early-career teachers in Scotland

This paper, published in 2013,  draws on a research project commissioned by Learning and Teaching Scotland (LTS), the curriculum and inspection body for school education in Scotland. The project sought to identify the specific professional learning needs of teachers in years two to six of their careers, that is, in...

Thinking like an engineer: implications for the education system

This report, from the Royal Academy of Engineering, offers fresh insights into the ways engineers think. It suggests ways in which the education system might be redesigned to develop engineers more effectively and makes suggestions as to how the wider public might become engaged with these issues. The report...

Making a Difference to Professional Practice

The National STEM Learning Centre and Network supports the teaching and learning of science, design and technology, computing, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in schools and colleges throughout the United Kingdom, from primary level to post-16.

We enable educators and partner organisations to...

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