Girls only - Insight into Engineering

Girls only - Insight into Engineering

University of Salford

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

Have a look here to see a practical session from the course:

Would this course suit me?

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:

• Acoustics, audio, video
• Aeronautical engineering
• Biomedical engineering
• Civil engineering
• Computer networks 
• Computer science/Software engineering 
• Electronics engineering 
• Mechanical engineering
• Mathematics
• Physics

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.


Course code: 
Course dates: 
Monday, July 2, 2018 - 10:30 to Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 15:15
(3 nights residential)