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Institute of Acoustics virtual work experience

From architecture, to ocean science, to music and more - this virtual work experience is an amazing introduction into the world of acoustics!

Institute of Acoustics virtual work experience

Although some people may not have heard about careers in acoustics, you’ll be quite surprised to see how vast and varied these careers can be! Acoustics is a career destination filled with countless roles and unlimited opportunities that can really resonate with your students' career aspirations.

Sound good? Springpod and the Institute of Acoustics have partnered up to provide students with an incredible programme that’ll explore the varied world of acoustics - giving them an insight into the careers, specialisms, and opportunities available through a variety of media, quizzes, and pre-recorded webinars.

This programme will cover everything from an introduction to the different areas of acoustics, to how roles in acoustics can make a significant impact in different areas of our lives. Students will have the chance to take part in some great quizzes and amazing activities, and learn about the workplace from industry experts!

Age requirements

Participants must be aged 13 or above.


Free to take part

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

    • Design and Technology
    • Engineering
    • Maths
    • Physics
    • Energy and environment
    • Entertainment, sound and lighting
    • General engineering
    • Medicine and healthcare
    • 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
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers

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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