I'm an Engineer, Get me out of here is an online, student-led STEM enrichment activity. It connects school students with engineers through energetic real-time text-based chats.
During the activity, students:
I'm an Engineer, Get me out of here makes subjects relevant to students and helps them see positive futures for themselves.
Minimum of 5 participants, maximum of 40 participants.
Free for state-maintained UK schools
The website is open for students to access at any time over the 4 weeks. Each class can book 1 40-minute live chat session, at a time to suit them.
Outside the chat session, students can continue to read profiles, ask questions and vote for their favourite engineer. We suggest spending 2 hours on the activity, but this is flexible depending on your schedule.
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
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:
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.
Students will experience problem-solving while working on a real-life STE(A)M project, created by a local company.