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Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Secondary schools and colleges

Students in Years 7 to 11 and at sixth form can get a real taste of what it's like to work in electrical and electronic engineering by attending our special events.

Two A-level students attempting activity in classroom at Discover Day
Our Discover Days give A-level students the opportunity to apply their studies to real-world engineering issues.

Secondary school students can find out about our research on electricity, robotics and electronics by visiting our Science Extravaganza fair during British Science Week.

Sixth form and college students studying subjects related to our Department such as maths, physics and electronics can attend a Discover Day specifically tailored to introducing students to the art of engineering.

Additionally, we can arrange talks and demonstrations at schools and colleges. Connecting with the next generation of engineers and scientists is important to us, and we’re happy to visit you.

Our event highlights

ScienceX: A Science Extravaganza

Years 7 to 9

The Faculty of Science and Engineering's Science X fair is held during British Science Week in April. The fair is regularly visited by almost 1,000 pupils in Years 7 to 9 (and over 100 primary school pupils).

Our Department has exhibition stands at this event, and pupils can enjoy practical games and learn about how important electronics are in our everyday lives.

IET Faraday Challenge

Year 8

The annual IET Faraday Challenge is an engineering-based competition for schools, which the University takes a keen interest in. Students compete against one another on a nominated 'challenge day' to tackle real-life engineering problems.

Discover Days

Year 12

Groups of Year 12 students visit our Discover Days to find out what connects their sixth form studies, our courses, and real-world electrical and electronic engineering.

At a previous Discover Day, students learnt about wearables - the next generation of miniaturised electronics.