Engineering the Future for GirlsAbout 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.

2022 Online Programme

We are delighted to be able to offer our 2022 programme online and the details are as follows:

The programme will take place as follows:

Monday 6 June 2022, 10.00am – 3.00pm

Tuesday 7 June 2022, 10.00am – 3.00pm

Wednesday 8 June 2022 from 10.00am – 12.30pm

  • There will be 100 places available.
  • The online platform which will be used is Microsoft Teams.
  • As the programme will run over three days, pupils must be able to commit to attending all online sessions.
  • As the programme will be running during school hours, pupils should have already consulted their teacher with regards to having time away from normal studies and to identify that a suitable room with IT facilities (i.e. a computer or another device with access to the internet and the ability to join a MS Teams meeting) are available to them for every session.
  • There will be an element of group work and, if there are multiple pupils attending from one school, it is likely they will not be assigned to the same group. Pupils will therefore require access to an individual device (i.e. two attendees from one school cannot share a device). A device with a microphone is compulsory in order to engage with the group work. A webcam is also preferred for this purpose but is not essential. 
  • The ‘Lab Kit’ for each pupil will be posted by Royal Mail to their school and pupils and teachers will be notified when kits have been sent. The kits will contain all of the materials needed to complete the online activities. No additional materials will be required and a standard school desk/table will be a suitable surface to carry out the activities.