London engineering workshops

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age icon 13-18 years old

time icon 2 weeks

book icon Weekly hours: 20

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Discover the exciting possibilities in engineering with the Engineering summer program.

  • Designed for those considering a future in engineering, this program combines project-based learning with practical studies to address real-world engineering challenges.
  • Participate in interactive workshops and network with industry experts, receiving personalized career coaching and invaluable industry feedback to prepare you for a successful career in engineering.
  • Our small class sizes, averaging just seven students, ensure personalized attention from expert university tutors with extensive experience.
  • You'll participate in one-on-one career coaching for personal support and guidance for success.

This program is not run by the campus partners. Universities and their affiliated departments are not responsible for this program in any way.


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Location

Astor College address: 99 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 4QB.

  • Astor College, UCL is the campus location, near Euston, Kings Cross, and St Pancras International stations in Bloomsbury, London.

  • Direct 55-minute journey from London Heathrow Airport to King’s Cross, then a 25-minute walk or short Underground ride to Astor College.

What's Included

  • 13 nights accommodation in central London

  • Breakfast and dinner included on campus

  • Visits to leading industries

  • 40 hours of project sessions from subject experts

  • Real-world project workshops

  • 1:1 Career Coaching

  • Full and half day excursions to iconic London landmarks

  • Formal dinner at a top London restaurant

  • Graduation ceremony and certificate

  • Detailed Career Development Plan from your personal coach

  • Comprehensive summer school insurance

  • Mentor family photograph

Activities

  • Ice-Breaker Games
  • Quiz Night
  • Game Show
  • Tennis/Football
  • Talent Show
  • Lates Dinner at Hard Rock Cafe
  • Graduation Party & Prizes

Accommodations

  • Students will reside at Astor College, UCL’s student accommodation in Fitzrovia, central London.

  • Astor College features modern communal lounges, an outdoor courtyard, and open plan dining areas.

  • Provides a comfortable base for attending workshops, industry visits, and social activities.

  • Accommodation includes single bedrooms, both standard and en-suite.

  • Access to common rooms and social spaces with pool tables and quiet study areas, perfect for downtime.

  • Breakfast and dinner provided by experienced catering teams in the accommodation.

  • Catering staff familiar with various dietary requirements.

  • Students with food allergies should speak to staff at mealtimes for allergen information.

  • Dietary information is shared with catering teams prior to student arrival.

  • During term time, the accommodation is used by University of London undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Excursions

  • Visit iconic London landmarks
  • Explore a world-famous museum after dark
  • Learn new skills at an indoor skate park
  • Catch award-winning theatre on the West End
  • Experience exceptional urban regeneration at the Olympic Park

Transportation

  • Arrival Time: Participants should arrive between 2 pm and 4 pm on the first Sunday of the program, with registration and accommodation showings upon arrival.

  • London Heathrow Airport Transfers: Shared airport transfer service available from Heathrow Terminal 3 directly to Cambridge/Oxford colleges. Pastoral team to meet participants at any Heathrow terminal and escort to Terminal 3.

  • Transfer departures at 11:00, 14:00, and 17:00 on arrival Sunday; return transfers to London Heathrow Airport depart at 07:00 and 12:00 on the final Saturday.

  • Transfer Fee: Available for booking post-enrollment at £100 each way.

  • Detailed information is provided closer to the program date, including contact numbers.

  • Alternative Arrivals: For those arriving at different airports or by other means, details are in the Welcome Pack sent after enrolment confirmation.

  • Optional taxi service available with Addison Lee (Travel to and from the program is not included in the participation fee.)

Lesson Plan

  • 40 hours of academic sessions from subject experts
  • Visits to leading industries
  • Real-world project workshops
  • 1:1 Career Coaching
  • Average class size of 7, maximum class size of 10 students
  • Detailed Career Development Plan from your personal coach

Thrilling Industry Workshops

  • Discover the science behind rollercoasters at Thorpe Park.
  • Receive a guided tour of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to understand urban regeneration.
  • Learn about city-wide transportation planning at Transport for London (TFL).
  • Participate in coding and VR workshops at the School of Coding.
  • Visit to The Science Museum
  • Crumble Robotics Workshop

Sample Modules

Module 1: Theory and Research

  • Explore key engineering concepts across civil, mechanical, sustainable, and aerospace engineering.
  • Learn to use data and research in product development and practice professional presentation of insights.

Module 2: Practical Experience

  • Gain hands-on industry experience through workshops with Dyson Institute and School of Coding.
  • Visit engineering leaders like Jaguar Land Rover and Transport for London.

Module 3: Real-World Project

  • Innovate solutions to improve London's transport system, collaborating with Transport for London and London Assembly.
  • Work on product development considering technology, budget, and timeframe.
  • Present your solutions to industry professionals.

Module 4: Professional Development

  • Learn about existing and emerging careers in engineering.
  • Attend guest lectures and panel discussions with experts from MIT, Stanford, and University of Cambridge.
  • Gain insights from experiences at leading companies like Airbus, Siemens, and Rolls-Royce.

Sample timetable Career insights 2024

Sample Tutors

Nathan J:

  • PhD in the Bioelectronics Research Group at the University of Cambridge's Department of Engineering.

  • Master's in Engineering (MEng) in Electronic Engineering and Nanotechnology from the University of York.

  • Master of Research (MRes) in 2D Materials from the University of Cambridge.

  • His specialty includes biocompatible flexible electronics, conductive polymers, and 2D materials.

  • He focuses on developing advanced organic electrochemical transistors for neural interfacing.

Guest Speakers from Previous Summers:

  • Abi Oyepitan - Former Olympian: A two-time Olympian and Commonwealth Gold and Silver winning track and field athlete.

  • Dr Lynda Shaw - Neuroscientist & entrepreneur: A journey in personal development - how to create your own set of tools to fast track success

  • Dr Nigel Warburton - Philosopher, author & journalist: How do great people find answers to deep and meaningful questions?​​

Extras

  • Transfer Fee: £100 each way.

  • Pocket Money Advice: Money we recommend that participants bring £80 per week to cover lunch each day, plus any souvenirs that they may wish to purchase. Various banks and ATMs are available throughout Cambridge, and Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted.

Security

  • This program is accredited by British Accreditation Council (BAC)

  • Meets global standards for academic provision and student welfare

  • Top priority for participant safety

  • Staff undergo enhanced background checks and safeguarding training

  • Participants assigned to a “Mentor Family” of 10 students

  • Mentors offer support, advice, and share their experiences

  • School management and supervision is managed by senior, experienced College Managers in Cambridge, Oxford, London, and Sydney

  • College Managers trained to Level 3 Safeguarding standards

  • Resident summer team and college personnel supervise sites 24/7

  • Encourage student independence within safe boundaries

  • Team supervision ensures safe and rewarding experience


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Session Dates

Good News! You are not going to pay the full fee today, just a small deposit. After paying today, you will first get an enrollment form, and then receive a booking confirmation.

June - Boarding

Start 6/30/2024
End 7/13/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price £5,995

July - Boarding

Start 7/14/2024
End 7/27/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price £5,995

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