21st Century Materials (FULL)

Materials are changing our world! On this course you will learn about some of the global challenges that are being directly or indirectly addressed by materials developments and why it’s never been a more exciting time to be involved with materials science and engineering. Proudly sponsored by Loughborough University. Read about last year’s student experiences at Loughborough – http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/materials/news/2018/smallpeice-biomaterials-taster-course-2018.html

(This course is for Year 12s)




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Sustainability, environmental pollution, energy, depletion of natural resources, an ageing population, are all areas in which materials scientists and engineers are solving problems. Many new developments in materials are fundamental to unlock the potential of new engineering designs and concepts and our team of leading academics will explore these with you. Over the four days you will learn what materials science and engineering is all about and the careers it can lead to. You will also get to experience one of the UK’s top 10 universities, stay in real student accommodation and enjoy the 440 acre campus.


Explore the physical and chemical properties of materials and how they can be improved for demanding applications.

Discover materials characterisation, including electron microscopy, and take a tour of the university’s world-class facilities.

Gaining an overview of the current trends in materials research.

Visit an industrial partner to see materials engineering in action.

Competing in the ‘21st Century Materials’ team challenge involving research, practical work, discussion and creativity, to present your conclusions at the end of the week.

A series of lectures to give you a feel for what university life is like, covering a range of exciting materials research areas.

Sharpen your team building, communication, time management, planning, and presentation skills.

Build your CV to make your UCAS application stand out.


Loughborough University


8th July – 11th July 2019
4 days, 3 nights, full board residential
Start time: 10.00 am
Finish time: 1.00 pm

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