The Cutting Edge of Engineering

The Cutting Edge of Engineering

University of Sheffield

"Very enjoyable and informative.  A useful experience that has helped me towards choosing the right STEM course."

Have you got an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths? Want to experience student life at University? Not sure what course to do at University? Then Headstart at the University of Sheffield is an amazing opportunity for you to explore all these aspects!

What’s it all about?

During four days at the University of Sheffield you will carry out exciting, interesting and challenging activities with like minded people.

This course will develop your teamwork, communication and problem solving skills, which are integral to your future success.

Engineering is the development of creative problem solving - come along and see if it's for you.

What will I be doing?

You will be based in the Diamond building using state-of-the-art, practical laboratories and equipment to learn about programming robots, how to test electricity, using an Oculus VR headset, mixing chemicals, building a suspension bridge and much more...see the video below from the 2018 course

University Life

Live the student life by staying in halls of residence and meet current students to discuss engineering. Discover the paths in engineering that lead to industry. And find out about the different student societies.

Would this course suit me?

The University of Sheffield has been named University of the Year for our vision, our values and our determination to stand by what we believe in.  This is a University where world class and down to earth go hand-in-hand. Come and experience our academic community and remarkable city.

This course will suit you if you are interested or want to find out more about the following subjects:

• Aerospace Engineering
• Automatic Control and Systems Engineering 
• Bioengineering 
• Chemical and Biological Engineering 
• Civil and Structural Engineering 
• Electronic and Electrical Engineering 
• Materials Science and Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering


Course code: 
Course dates: 
Monday, July 8, 2019 - 11:00 to Friday, July 12, 2019 - 16:00
(4 nights residential)