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I'm an Engineer, Get me out of here

Connect your students with working engineers online.

I'm an Engineer, Get me out of here

I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here is an online STEM engagement activity for school students.

Students can Ask engineers questions, Chat with them through text-only live Chats, and Vote for their favourite to win £500 towards further outreach.

There are loads of benefits to taking part. Students can:
• Gain confidence by asking questions.
• Learn more about STEM outside of the classroom.
• Meet working engineers and discover career paths they may have never considered.
• See STEM as something that’s ‘for them’.

It’s quick and easy to set up, and text-only – no audio or video required.

It’s accessible from the classroom or home, and is super-flexible – you book chats at times that suit you and your classes.

Capacity

Minimum of 5 participants, maximum of 500.

Cost

Free

Dates and Location

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

    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Computing
    • Design and Technology
    • Engineering
    • Maths
    • Physics
    • Agriculture and food
    • Biotechnology
    • Chemical engineering
    • Electronics, robotics and programming
    • Energy and environment
    • Entertainment
    • General engineering
    • Materials, products and manufacturing
    • Mechanical engineering, systems and processes
    • Medicine and healthcare
    • Space and aerospace engineering
    • Structures, construction and 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:

  • Aiming high - the ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them.

  • Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.

  • Speaking - the oral transmission of information or ideas.

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