Engineering Development Trust
Engineering Development Trust
Year 12 Headstart STEM course at University of Liverpool. This 5 day residential summer school, it will give students a taster of Aerospace Engineering. at Engineering Development Trust

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Headstart Course at University of Liverpool

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Event Summary:

Year 12 Headstart STEM course at University of Liverpool. This 5 day residential summer school, it will give students a taster of Aerospace Engineering.

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"I thought the course was amazing, I really enjoyed my week with Headstart especially tasks such as glider building. Flying the helicopter simulator was amazing."

What’s it all about?

Headstart at Liverpool is organised around the multi-disciplinary theme of aerospace engineering and is led by the Flight Science Group. This group is currently working with industry and the civil and military authorities on a variety of projects including the European tilt rotor aircraft, CFD aerodynamics and display systems for flight in poor visibility.

What will I be doing?

• Work in teams solving specific aerospace problems faced by pilots
• Use CAD and other computing facilities
• Fly the Bibby Flight Simulator around a helicopter test course
• Meet current undergraduates and engineers
• Work with test pilots and researchers to create an aircraft to compete in a Red Bull Air race using the flight simulator
• Explore the various student facilities at Liverpool

Would this course suit me?

This course will suit you if you are interested in the following subjects and have a strong maths background:
• Airframe structures and materials
• Avionics
• Flight technologies and aerodynamics
• Design and manufacturing issues for aircraft
• Aerospace and aeronautical engineering

What do I need to be suitable?

If you want to find out about the technical aspects of flight and flying and how pilots and engineers work together to improve civil and military aircraft then this course comes highly recommended. Liverpool University is located in the centre of the city.

Headstart at Liverpool also offers 'Dragonfly', an exciting module for younger girls, mentored by female Year 12 Headstart students who stay over to help run the day on Friday, 3 July 2020. If you would like to help mentor on this day please write this into your personal statement when you apply for your Headstart course.

There is a fee to attend this course, but some bursaries are available.
Applications need to be made by students.

Suitable For:

Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)
Individuals (Enquiry not required to be through a school)


5-7 Days

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Institution Profile:

EDT (Engineering Development Trust), offer young people active
learning experiences in STE(A)M related careers, giving them the
opportunity to gain knowledge and exposure that will help them make
decisions about their future.

EDT is a dedicated, nationwide charity with over 30 years of experience.
Our team work with over 1,300 schools and educational institutions to
deliver more than 40,000 STE(A)M experiences each year.

Our summer school university taster programmes allow students to
experience Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects at
various universities around the UK to find out more about these exciting
career options.

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