SPARK! Summer Engineering Camp 2018
Budding young engineers from across Lincolnshire were invited to attend our School’s first ever Summer Engineering Camp held on 23rd – 25th July 2018.
The camp was designed to illuminate the nature of engineering as a professional and academic activity, helping young people to make better informed choices about their future careers, as well as providing a taste of what it’s like to study at the University of Lincoln.
During their stay, students were given the chance to experience University style lectures and tutorials, as well as a guest lecture from an RAF engineer. These academic sessions were created to give students a sense of the learning style and value of Higher Education content. To coincide with the supporting lectures, guests also worked as part of a team and attempted to solve a real life engineering problem posed by a Lincolnshire engineering company. Industry professional engineers were also on hand to mentor students with the task at hand. Student ambassadors were also available throughout the event and provided invaluable insight into their own experiences of study.
To give a real 360 degree experience of Undergraduate life, students were also provided with on-campus accommodation and stayed in student halls, albeit under the supervision of an adult warden for every flat. This was a great chance for students to meet new friends, plan and cook a meal together, watch a movie and also take part in a quiz night held in the University of Lincoln’s Student Union.
The School of Engineering would like to give huge thanks to the Royal Academy of Engineering, who enabled this fantastic opportunity through their Ingenious Grant. Special thanks also to RAF Circus 1, Siemens UK, Northrop Grumman, Teledyne e2v, Leicestershire Education Business Company Ltd, School staff and student ambassadors!