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An exciting team challenge run collaboratively by Aston University and Transport for London to provide students with an opportunity to discover more about transport planning, learning about the work involved in such a profession, the skills needed and the opportunities available at university and beyond. at Aston University

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Aston University Does transport need planning? Team Challenge

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Event Summary:

An exciting team challenge run collaboratively by Aston University and Transport for London to provide students with an opportunity to discover more about transport planning, learning about the work involved in such a profession, the skills needed and the opportunities available at university and beyond.

Full Event Details:

*please note this event is currently fully booked and any new bookings will be added to a waiting list*

The Does Transport Need Planning (DTNP) project is run annually by Aston University and Transport for London (TfL) graduates with the aim of encouraging young people to consider a career in transport.

Students will work in teams of 5 to asses a location in London currently under consideration for transport improvements and will prioritise schemes based on the needs of stakeholders, agree on an improvement programme and justify their decisions.

The competition consists of two face to face events six weeks apart; day one will take place at Aston University on Wednesday 10th October. Day two will take place at the London Transport Museum on Friday 30th November. Attendance at both events is essential for all teams.

Each team will create a presentation and transport improvement plan which they will deliver to a judging panel at the London Transport Museum. On day one students will participate in workshops led by academics from Aston University's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Transport for London staff, providing them with the necessary background knowledge and skills. Teams will then have 6 weeks to finalise their plans, with email support available from Aston University and the TfL mentor. On day two, each team will present to the judging panel and prizes will be awarded to the winning team. The day will include an excellent opportunity to explore the London Transport Museum.

The event is open to gifted and talented students in Years 10 and schools are invited to enter one team of five pupils. Participation in the event is free and lunch will be provided at both events.
Please note: booking is essential. The closing date for applications is Friday 21st September and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Please contact Angela Morris at [email protected] to request a copy of the application form.

Suitable For:
Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 4 (Students aged 14-16)

Duration: Full Day

Min. Students: 5

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Institution Profile:

Aston, a research-led University, was founded in 1895. It has been recognised as a University since 1966 and is renowned for its excellent teaching quality and significant ties to industry, government and commerce. Based in the centre of Birmingham, it boasts a 40 acre-campus with academic, social and accommodation facilities. The University’s student population of just over 8,800 comes from more than 120 countries.

This University is dedicated to superior education with innovative programmes. The five main areas of study at the University are Aston Business School; the School of Engineering and Applied Science; the School of Languages and Social Sciences; the School of Life and Health Sciences; and Interdisciplinary Studies.

Academic strengths

The University is committed to providing high quality, innovative programmes, which meet the needs of the professional world and prepare you for a challenging and rewarding career. Aston University is consistently highly ranked in various league/rankings tables.

The following subject areas have been assessed by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) as Excellent (marks over 22 out of 24): business and management; biological sciences; French; German; optometry; pharmacy; and psychology.

Most of our bachelor’s degrees offer you the choice to study on sandwich courses, which include a paid work placement or a study year at a partner institution. The work placement provides the opportunity to put knowledge into practice whilst gaining valuable professional experience to enhance your employment prospects.

Aston Graduates are highly sought after by many major international companies, and the University is consistently at the top of the league tables for graduate employment.




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