UWTSD hosts a workshop for Engineering Education Scheme Wales.


22.12.2021

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) has hosted a workshop for Engineering Education Scheme Wales (EESW).

EESW is an independent registered charity running schemes to inspire and motivate young people aged 8 to 19 to choose careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The workshop held at UWTSD provided a taster session in order to try and boost the intake of future students to study these subjects.

The workshop was a free event for students living and studying in Wales and are delivered by the Applied Computing, Engineering & Product Design departments at UWTSD Swansea. During the workshop, students had an exciting opportunity to work on a real-world project with an industrial partner who has commissioned the University to devise a solution.

Sixth form pupils from four comprehensive schools from across South Wales attended the event. The schools were sponsored by different companies – Bishop Gore by UWTSD Engineering, Dyffryn Taf by UWTSD Computing, Dyffryn Aman by Welsh Water, and Bryntirion by Zimmer Biomet.

The EESW workshop is an opportunity to work with the University and also departments of notable companies over a period of six months to undertake research, to possibly build a prototype, and to write a report. During the workshop, pupils learn vital skills that are required for university study or employment.

During the workshop, pupils had the opportunity to access university resources, as well as assistance from academics and technicians from UWTSD.

Andrew Tibbott said: “Hosting the EESW sixth form project workshops gives us the opportunity to work with some fantastic future engineers on a huge variety of industry focussed projects. I am always amazed by the enthusiasm and out of the box thinking that is displayed by the students in developing relevant and well worked solutions the problems they have been set.”

In addition to this, the University also hosted a workshop for Year 9 girls as a taster session about engineering conducted by lecturer Nitheesh Kaliyamurthy from the computing department to promote the importance of the subject within the female community.

Pam Berry, West Wales Coordinator for EESW said: “UWTSD has been supporting EESW for many years. Schools and pupils find the level of support they receive from staff and students exceptional, and many go on to study at the university. Events such as this one are important, as it allows pupils who may be undecided about university to confirm their decision on what they would like to study in future.”

Further Information

Lowri Thomas, Principal Communications and PR Officer

07449 998476 

lowri.thomas@uwtsd.ac.uk