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HE Experience Day Workshops

Below are a list of workshops that can be delivered as part of an HE Experience Day.

Please note that certain sessions may be limited based on number of students and year groups in attendance.


These workshops are designed to introduce students to applications of engineering and to promote problem solving and teamwork.


How do engineers use maths? Applications in Fluid mechanics 1 hour
Raft Building 2 hours
Interactive tours of Engineering labs with demonstrations 1-2 hours
Talk and discussion on Introduction to Engineering 30 minutes - 1 hour
Contemporary Issues in Science Talk and a Lab Tour 1 hour

The following can be used together by circulating around activities, or can select one or more for shorter events. 45 minutes is required for each activity but can be adapted to longer sessions:

  • Programming Arduinos to move vehicles around an obstacle course
  • Building structures using K'nex
  • Physiological measurements
  • Rockets
  • 3D printing and testing of planes

Our example schedules for either an AM or PM session are as follows:

AM Session*

09:30 - 09:45 Arrival and Welcome
09:45 - 10:30 Campus Tour Treasure Hunt**
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 11:00 Student Ambassador Q&A
11:00 - 11:45 Recruitment and Outreach Session

PM Session*

12:15 - 12:30 Arrival and Welcome
12:30 - 13:15 Campus Tour Treasure Hunt**
13:15 - 13:30 Break
13:30 - 13:45 Student Ambassador Q&A
13:45 - 14:30 Recruitment and Outreach Session

* If you are unable to arrive at the University for the set arrival times due to your location, please do let us know on the booking form and we will factor this in when we are building your schedule.

**Campus tours will be subject to weather conditions on the day and may take place inside specific buildings.

Booking Information

Maximum Numbers: 45

Minimum Numbers: 15

Please complete our Year 7-9 visit day booking form and we will be in touch within two working days to acknowledge your request.

You will receive a response from us within two weeks of your booking form confirming whether we can deliver the request. 

Please note that to enable us to offer your students the best experience we require bookings for Higher Education visits to be made a minimum of 6 weeks in advance. 

If you would like to speak to us about your requirements prior to completing the form, please email us at