Engineering the Future for Girls About the Summer School

The Rationale

Evidence shows that there is poor gender balance within most engineering degree courses in the UK. The undergraduate intake statistics are significantly skewed towards male undergraduates, with some courses having less than 10% female students. The main reason for this is that many young females see science and engineering subjects as being male orientated – and hence ‘not for them’.

The Objectives

  • Engage girls in activities that highlight their talents and enhance their self-confidence.
  • Inspire more female students to become the next generation of engineers.
  • Promote a wide range of career options within the different Engineering disciplines.

The Programme

The current programme comprises a week long summer school with a range of engineering oriented challenges delivered by BP and BAM Nuttall employees and Researchers from the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. The summer school will be held from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd June 2017.

The summer school is fully-funded by BP and BAM Nuttall and all student costs, including travel, will be covered. Strathclyde will accept applications from girls studying at S3 level with any range of subject choices at National 5. 

The summer school is non-residential and therefore pupils should be able to make their way each day to the Strathclyde University Campus in the heart of Glasgow City Centre. Teachers are not required to accompany pupils during the week. For the pupils convenience we have arranged for Mentors to accompany pupils from and to Queen Street train station, Glasgow Central train station and Buchanan Bus Station at the start and end of each day.