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Anytime, anywhere engineers

Find out about the future of food and farming with amazing live or on-demand engineering sessions alongside immersive 3D tours of agricultural engineering workplaces.

Anytime, anywhere engineers

Anytime, anywhere engineers is a new and innovative project, funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering and delivered by hi-impact consultancy and NFU Education to engage young people with the wonderful world of engineering.

With a focus on agricultural engineering, participants will have the opportunity to meet some of the most innovative and amazing engineers in their field.

An exclusive series of 5 sessions will give attendees the opportunity to engage with engineers and to actually participate in a hands-on workshop led by the engineers themselves.

IT’S SOW EASY! – Live on 11 November 7pm, and available on-demand afterwards
Make seed dispersal accurate and automated by designing and building your own mechanism with innovative experts from Harper Adams University.

SYNGENTA SUPER SLEUTHS! – Live on 18 November 7pm, and available on-demand afterwards
Become a chromatography detective to reveal the hidden wonders of substances, exploring how they can be separated and investigated using chemistry.

PUSH, PULL, LIFT! – Live on 25 November 7pm, and available on-demand afterwards
Work with global experts from AGCO to explore how machines can use pneumatics and hydraulics to make things move.

LASER WEED ZAPPERS – Live on 2 December 7pm, and available on-demand afterwards
Explore how engineers from The Small Robot Company are using ground breaking laser technology in the fight against weeds.

CAN WE TEACH ROBOTS TO THINK? – Live on 9 December 7pm, and available on-demand afterwards
Influence the future of robotic farming by contributing to Artificial Intelligence research at the University of Lincoln.

Beyond the sessions, stunning 3D interactive tours and experiences will be available 24/7 for young people and educators to have unrivalled access to places that most people never get to see. Get behind the scenes in workshops, labs and factories to see what these engineers are working on right now.


Minimum of 1 participant, maximum of 1000 participants.

Dates and location

Dates of the live sessions are above, but these will be available to watch on-demand after they air. The 3D tours are available 24/7. Everything takes place online.

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
    • Agriculture and food
    • Chemical engineering
    • Electronics, robotics and programming
    • Energy and environment
    • General engineering
    • Mechanical engineering, systems and processes

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:

  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Experiences of workplaces
  • 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.

  • Problem solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.

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