A group of 28 students from The Nottingham Emmanuel School visited the University of Nottingham for a STEM Technical Careers Open Day and workshop. The day started of with talks from some of the technical staff about their career journey, their apprenticeships and their subject interests. Entry into these apprenticeships was wide and varied and covered the spectrum of entry qualifications from just GCSEs, through to degrees.
The students then visited career and subject stalls, participated in activities such as “Guess the Micrograph” “Paleobiology and making dinosaur bone moulds” to “Acids and Alkalis using Liquid Nitrogen”
Then we split into three workshops, Sports Psychology which took place in the fabulous University Sports facility, Understanding how Drugs work in the University Medical School and Filtration Processes in the School of Engineering laboratories, which also included using the flight simulator to take off and land a commercial plane.
The students were exemplary. They took part in everything and asked very sensible and in depth questions throughout the day.