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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

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

Topics

  • Materials
  • Electricity
  • Earth and space
  • Computing

Working scientifically

Whichever curriculum your school follows, pupils should have the opportunity to carry out practical investigations in science that help them to develop their scientific skills. This experience builds the following enquiry skills:

  • Asking questions

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.

Good for a career in...

  • Aircraft
  • Computing
  • Design
  • Electronics
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Space
  • Transport
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