Make Happen (University of Essex, Colchester Campus)

Experience at first-hand what life at University is like on this ‘Make Happen’ residential course whilst learning about the exciting and dynamic world of STEM. Designed specifically for Years 10/11, this course will dare you to imagine the world of tomorrow, giving you the chance to work alongside world leading engineering companies such as Olympus and Transport for London.

(This course is sponsored by Make Happen, Essex Collaborative Outreach Network and is only available to students selected via Make Happen funded Smallpeice Trust STEM Days)

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See what life at University might entail from attending lectures, accessing state of the art facilities, living in residential accommodation and maybe inspiring you to go into Higher Education. Learn how to design and create prototype products with the help of young engineers who do this for a living.


Explore a range of career paths that could take you far and wide around the world and find out more about Higher Education.
Design and build your own working prototype product using a range of materials and control systems.
Analyse your data to find ways to improve your project.
See what it takes to be a true engineer, finding creative solutions that have real potential.
Work alongside experts who know their stuff and can answer all your questions.
Sample university life on campus staying in halls of residence and take part in planned evening social activities.
Have fun working as a team, sharpening your communication, time management, planning, and presentation skills.


University of Essex, Colchester Campus


30 July - 1 August 2018
3 days, 2 night full board residential
Start time: 10.00 am
Finish time: 16.00 pm

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