I have really enjoyed the week and realised what an opportunity there is for women in engineering! I enjoyed getting to hear other girls feelings about university plans and courses. The course definitely gave me a good insight into engineering at uni and possible jobs after"
This Headstart course is led by Professor Takruri-Rizk with great commitment and enthusiasm; she was recently awarded an MBE for her services to women and minorities in science and technology eduation. Headstart’s Insight at Salford involves team exercises and a one day project, as well as visits to industry.
What’s it all about?
This course provides a valuable introduction to engineering and science and life on campus, but it is not all work: you will make new friends at the social events - such as attending the theatre, a tour of Concord and the formal course dinner with an after-dinner speaker from industry.
What will I be doing?
• Working in teams to design and build projects • Going on specially arranged visits to local industries • Participating in group presentations • Listening to talks from practising women engineers and scientists, admissions tutors and careers advisors • Meeting and working with real engineers • Improving your knowledge and understanding of engineering • Experiencing life on campus at the University of Salford
If you would like the opportunity to explore whether engineering is the right degree course for you in a friendly and supportive environment then this course will suit any girls interested in any of the following subjects:
Headstart at Salford also offers 'Dragonfly', an exciting module for younger girls, mentored by female Year 12 Headstart students who stay over to help run the day on Friday, 6 July 2018. If you would like to help mentor on this day please write this into your personal statement when you apply for your Headstart course.
Monday, July 2, 2018 - 10:30 to Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 15:15