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22nd August 2019

What do engineers do, that you didn’t know they did?

Did you know that some people still think engineers are all male, dressed in overalls and work on some sort of dirty engine? Hard to believe isn’t it? Especially when you think of all the cool and exciting career prospects that can come with a role in engineering. We take a look at some of

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22nd August 2019

One Smallpeice step for students, one giant leap for engineering

Do you ever sit and wish you could go back to school? Or just far enough back to change the course of your career? Since working for Smallpeice and attending our courses when I can, I think it all the time! Last week I was over the moon (no pun intended) at being able to

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31st July 2019

Arkwright Scholar Takes Giant Leap

–Alumnus Chris Bellamy and Wiivv to Donate to Scholarship– Arkwright Scholarships Trust alumnus and lead engineer at Wiivv Wearables Chris Bellamy is giving back to the programme that kick-started his engineering career. Bellamy and the Wiivv team collaborated with a young scientist to innovate custom space boots, and now they are donating a portion of

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31st July 2019

Female engineers lead the way at Warwick University

July 2019 Female engineers lead the way at Warwick University Almost one hundred girls aged 13 – 14, from schools across the UK, benefited from a unique hands-on learning experience at the University of Warwick on the Girls into Engineering residential course. Proudly sponsored by the ERA Foundation, GE, Leonardo, The RAF Charitable Trust

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25th July 2019

Royal Holloway hosts budding young female engineers

Over one hundred future female engineers ranging from age 14 up to 16 and from across the UK, benefited from a unique hands-on learning experience at Royal Holloway, University of London. Three, three-day residential programmes were organised by The Smallpeice Trust and supported by Royal Holloway, and The UK Electronics Skills Foundation (UKESF) to provide

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24th July 2019

Birmingham City University host bright young Biomedical engineers

July 2019 Birmingham City University sponsors engineering taster week for young Biomedical engineers From 2nd – 4th July, thirty-eight promising young engineers from across the UK attended a Biomedical Engineering course, sponsored and hosted by Birmingham City University. Organised by The Smallpeice Trust, the three-day residential programme provided 15 and 16-year-old students with an understanding

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27th June 2019

Arkwright Scholars make it to Triumph Design Awards 2019 Grand Final

On Saturday 29th June 2019 the national final of the Triumph Design Awards will be held at Triumph’s headquarters in Hinckley, Leicestershire. The competition is open to 16-18-year-old students of a relevant STEM subject (Science. Technology, Engineering. Maths) and entrants have been challenged to design a product to solve a real-world problem. Design engineers from

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27th June 2019

Arkwright Scholar soars on International Women in Engineering Day

To celebrate 100 years of the Women’s Engineering Society in the UK, national STEM education charity The Smallpeice Trust is enabling 100 female future leaders in engineering to inspire the next generation of engineers by giving them a free powered glider Think Kit. The 100 female future leaders in engineering are all Arkwright Engineering Scholars

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26th June 2019

BRIGHT SPARKS VISIT SULTAN FOR ENGINEERING MASTERCLASS

Press release by Matthew Hibberd Public Relations Manager HMS Sultan HMS Sultan welcomed some of the brightest children from across the UK recently for an engineering masterclass with the Royal Navy and The Smallpeice Trust. The Nuclear Marine Engineering Course saw 50 students take part in a series of practical workshops and lectures provided by

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31st May 2019

Four marketeers got on a train…

Last week we had a lovely Marketing team day out to the lovely Docklands area of London, to attend the ‘Engaging Kids and Marketing to Parents’ Conference in the Museum of London. Over twenty top brands who know a thing or two about working with young people and how to convey marketing messages to parents

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31st May 2019

Amazing, Arkwright.

It’s not long ago that we celebrated our first year since incorporating the wonderful Arkwright Engineering Scholarships Trust and are thoroughly enjoying working together as one big team. Working as one we are much more likely to succeed in our vision, which is to inspire an increasing number of young people to acquire life, leadershi

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29th May 2019

Smallpeice Trust students are Siemens Healthineers Next Big Thing!

Working alongside education charity The Smallpeice Trust, more than fifty brilliant young minds took part in the Siemens Healthineers ‘Next Big Thing’ Challenge grand final at Siemens Healthineers headquarters in Camberley. The students came from ten local schools and in their teams, were tasked with creating a piece of wearable health technology that would assist

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15th May 2019

New partnership launched to drive uptake of STEM careers

Article shared from Zenoot.com – https://zenoot.com/new-partnership-launched-to-drive-uptake-of-stem-careers/ STEM Accord, a new partnership created to provide co-ordinated action to inspire more young people, and particularly girls, to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) has been announced at the 2019 WISE annual conference. STEM Accord has been created by WISE, the ERA Foundation, STEM Learning, Design and

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29th April 2019

Khadijah Ismail – BAE Apprentice, and Arkwright Scholar

Shared from BBC News – Judith Burns, Education reporter As a little girl Khadijah Ismail would spend hours watching aeroplanes through the window of the attic bedroom she shared with her sister near Manchester Airport. She even wrote the airport a letter “on fancy paper and everything”, giving her address and asking them to send

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29th April 2019

Easter STEM adventures!

It’s still only April (just) and we’ve got an impressive eight courses under our belt! That means we’ve met, interacted with and inspired over 500 students before our summer residential courses begin. I’ve got a feeling that this year is going to be a good one! The main objective of all of our courses is

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15th April 2019

Harper Adams host young engineers on a discovery of robotics

From 2nd – 4th April, almost sixty young engineering students ranging from age 13 up to 17, benefited from a unique hands-on learning experience at Harper Adams University. Two, three-day residential programmes were organised by The Smallpeice Trust to provide students with the opportunity to learn about engineering through a series of technical lectures and

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25th March 2019

A day in the life…

Working in an office-based role, I don’t get out as much as I’d like to (story of my life with a 2-year-old). So, I jump at the chance to attend any events I get invited to *hint hint* or anywhere I know my help will be welcome and I can contribute. It’s essential in marketing to know your product so it’s imperative

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23rd March 2019

Big Bang

I love the Big Bang Fair. You never know what delights you’re going to find but you know you’re never going to be disappointed. I’m not that old (honest) but when you see the technology of today compared to when I was at school, I honestly feel like I must have been born in the stone age.

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1st March 2019

Femmes Fortes

So, we’ve had International Day of Women and Girls in Science (11th February), Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (21st February) and next month sees us celebrating International Women’s Day on the 8th March. For this reason, I feel it only fitting (not that I need an excuse), to acknowledge some of the amazing women

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25th February 2019

Innovation meets Education

The world is developing at one heck of a rate so it’s important for those in our arena (STEM and the like) to develop too. We at Smallpeice like to stay ahead of the curve and are always looking for opportunities to learn and share.

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6th February 2019

ROYAL HOLLOWAY UNIVERSITY CASE STUDY – THE SMALLPEICE TRUST

ROYAL HOLLOWAY UNIVERSITY CASE STUDY – THE SMALLPEICE TRUST Purpose of event: The Smallpeice Trust and Royal Holloway University work together to inspire and support young students’ ambition in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).They regularly run courses for students aged between 12 and 17 on a variety of STEM subjects. In July 2018

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10th January 2019

Scholarships are go!

Scholarships are go! As you may or may not know, an Arkwright Engineering Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship of its type in the UK. It was created to inspire and nurture school-age students to be the country’s future leaders of the Engineering Profession. The Scholarships are awarded to high-calibre 16-year-old students through a rigorous

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10th January 2019

New Years STEMolution!

Word on the street is that we’ve officially launched our Think Kits! Now I’m sure you’ll have heard all about them but let me give you a bit more detail. The clue’s in the name really, it’s a kit…that requires a bit of thought to put together!

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21st November 2018

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, not that time! Course launch time of course. The time of the year when we’re scurrying about trying to prepare as many courses as possible for you and your lovely students to enjoy. We’re excited to have launched a good solid handful of awesome inspiring exciting!

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21st November 2018

A WISE man once said…

Well, it’s been one emotional roller coaster of a month! Launching a timetable of super lit courses is one thing but having our CEO be nominated for an award and having to wait for results is another! Dr Kevin Stenson, CEO Smallpeice Trust (incorporating Arkwright Engineering Scholarships), recently attended the prestigious WISE awards.

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1st November 2018

Southern Water STEM Day

Southern Water chief executive Ian McAulay shared his passion for engineering with more than 130 Year 9 pupils (age 13/14) who took part in a day of challenges at Chatsmore Catholic High School, Goring Street, Worthing, on 18 October. The pupils were taking part in a day of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) projects

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20th October 2018

Celebrating Ada…

A couple of weeks ago (9th October to be exact) we celebrated Ada Lovelace Day, so it only feels right we should give a shout out to the fascinating character and infamous mathematician that is Ada. Ada Lovelace Day was founded in 2009 by Suw Charman-Anderson and was created to recognise the achievements of women

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20th October 2018

Finding STEM in October

You know once October hits. There’s a nip in the air, the nights (and mornings) are dark, the leaves are crunchy and brown and there’s a smattering of pumpkins all around. There’s also a faint reminder that bonfire night will soon be upon us and all of the excitement that brings. I for one love

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20th September 2018

2018, in a nutshell!

2018, in a nutshell! What an awesome, amazing, adventurous and fantabulous year it’s been! It’s been busy, exciting, chaotic and crazy but we’ve done it and we’ve loved every second! We’ve had the pleasure of delivering 438 STEM days in schools and locations across the UK and have reached a staggering 28,054 students in doing

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20th September 2018

WISE Man of the Year nomination!

WISE Man of the Year nomination! It’s always nice to gain a little recognition for the things that you invest your time and effort in, and work so hard to do. It’s even more awesome when people external to your organisation recognise it too! Here at the Trust we are enjoying sharing our Chief Exec

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23rd August 2018

Something exciting is flying this way…

Summer may be almost over but that doesn’t mean it’s time to stop having fun. Quite the opposite, actually! New school year, new classes, new subjects and maybe even new schools and colleges. Whatever it is you’re beginning, enjoy! Here at Smallpeice, we’re almost ready to share with you our new and improved Powered Glider

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23rd August 2018

The Summer of STEM

Now they do say a picture tells a thousand words, and if I was writing about all our courses it may take a lot more than that! So instead, here’s a handful of candid photos to show just a tiny snippet of some of the Smallpeice fun we’ve been stirring up this summer! When they

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