University of Southampton
University of Southampton
The Design Triathlon is a 4 night 5 day residential course, for Year 12 students interested in studying engineering at university. The course will introduce participants to the three areas of Ship Science, Aeronautics and Astronautics and Mechanical Engineering. at University of Southampton

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Sutton Trust Design Triathlon (Engineering Specific)

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Event Summary:

The Design Triathlon is a 4 night 5 day residential course, for Year 12 students interested in studying engineering at university. The course will introduce participants to the three areas of Ship Science, Aeronautics and Astronautics and Mechanical Engineering.

Full Event Details:

Over the course of four days, participants will design and build a glider, a Greenpower car and a fastcraft for water as part of a team. Talks, workshops and seminars from staff and students in the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment provide insight into the careers and opportunities an engineering degree can provide. Participants live in university halls of residence, and are mentored by current undergraduate and postgraduate students, giving a unique opportunity to find out what life is like at university. This course is free to attend and is aimed at those matching the Sutton Trust criteria.

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Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)

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Minimum number of students:

30

Institution Profile:

The University of Southampton is a top 100 global university (QS World University Rankings, 2019) and a founding member of the Russell Group, with over 150 years of history.

Home to over 24,000 students from 135 countries, Southampton has a diverse and welcoming student community.

As a research-intensive institution, courses are taught by world-leading academics, with access to cutting-edge facilities, and business partnerships. The University is ranked in the Top 10 for research intensity in the UK (the latest REF, 2014) and was awarded Silver in the 2019 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Students can access a range of opportunities, including personalised courses, studying abroad, and work placements. There are over 300 clubs and societies on offer as well as five libraries, nine gyms and three arts venues. The University is based on the south coast of the UK, with five campuses in Southampton, one in Winchester, and one in Malaysia.




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