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STEM Experience Week February 2019

Thursday 14th February 2019

Sixteen Y10 students from secondary schools across Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire will be visiting local high-tech businesses next week to explore career opportunities in technology and engineering. The STEM Experience Week provides the students with the chance to experience working life in a diverse range of STEM businesses – from engineering firms and autonomous vehicle developers to waste disposal centres.

We have been running STEM Experience Week, part of our award-winning World of Work programme, for the past four years.  Many well-known businesses get involved, including Prodrive, Thames Water and Sharp Life Sciences.

Karen Bell, our World of Work coordinator, says, “We’ve got pupils from five different secondary schools taking part and we’re delighted that they’re giving up their half-terms to come and find out more about what a career in STEM is all about.”

“Many young people don’t really understand what engineering is. The truth is that there are thousands of exciting and inspiring job opportunities in all different types of engineering and computing and we want to give just a flavour of those opportunities during the week.”

This year’s cohort comes from Maiden Erlegh Chiltern Edge School, Wheatley Park School, Royal Latin School, Wycombe High School and Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School.  Amongst their visits, the students will be going to Roborace in Banbury, Ansys at Milton Park, Viridor in Ardley and the University of Oxford’s Engineering Department.

Follow their progress on twitter @Scienceoxford

16 students from Maiden Erlegh Chiltern Edge, Wheatley Park, Royal Latin School, Wycombe High School and Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School.

Find out more about our STEM Experience Week here.

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