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I'm an Engineer! Space Zone

Bring space closer to home - connect your students with engineers from the UK space industry!

I'm an Engineer! Space Zone

I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here is a flexible, student-led online activity that connects school students with working engineers.

In the Space Zone, students can connect with working engineers from the UK space sector.

Students can ask questions, connect with space engineers in live text-based Chats, and Vote for their favourite to win £500!

Take part from home or at school - all your students need is a computer or tablet with an internet connection to take part.

Cost

This activity is free for UK state-maintained schools.

Duration

The Space Zone lasts 4 weeks, and you can log in as often or as little as you like to ask questions and vote for your favourite engineer during that time. Book a live Chat at a time to suit you. Live Chats last 40 minutes. You can book as many live Chats as you like for your classes.

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Learning what the engineering workplace is like

  • Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers

  • Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering

Subjects and topics

    • Chemistry
    • Computing
    • Design and Technology
    • Engineering
    • Maths
    • Physics
    • Biotechnology
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Design/Art/Fashion
    • Electronics/Robotics/Programming
    • Energy/Environment
    • Entertainment
    • General Engineering
    • Materials/Products/Manufacturing
    • Mechanical Engineering/Systems/Processes
    • Space/Aerospace Engineering
    • Structures/Construction/Civil Engineering
    • Transport

Gatsby benchmarks

The Gatsby benchmarks are a framework for good careers guidance for schools across all of England and in some areas across the rest of the UK. This experience helps your school to reach the following benchmarks:

  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Encounters with further and higher education

Essential skills

The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:

  • Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.

  • Speaking - the oral transmission of information or ideas.

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