DYW – Events
Please click on the undernoted button “Upcoming Events” to view more information on upcoming events. This section is updated daily and provides a range of exciting and informative events which pupils can register to attend.
Previous Events Attended
CHC Helicopters – Celebration of International Woman’s Day 5th March 2019
On Tuesday 5th March 2019 a group of 17 pupils who are currently studying STEM subjects attended an open day at Robert Gordon’s College in Aberdeen to celebrate International Woman’s Day within the oil and gas industry. The event was run by CHC Helicopters an aviation/engineering business. Female guest speakers gave presentations as well as provided advice and answered questions that pupils had. The event highlighted awareness as well as celebrated International Woman’s Day and all pupils gained a greater insight to the careers they could pursue within the industry.
One of the pupils that participated in the event gave her feedback stating “Today was probably one of the most insightful and inspiring days of my school career. As someone interested in this sector it was brilliant to actually be able to speak to other women pursuing careers in all different aspects of engineering. Speaking to women from a variety of companies including Schlumberger, Shell and NATS really sparked a real interest in all of the girls that attended and helped us all gain a better understanding of the careers we can and will pursue in this riveting industry.”
Reach Engineering Insight Day 27th February 2019
Eight of our fourth year young people had a fantastic opportunity to attend the Reach Aberdeen Engineering Taster Day on Wednesday 27th February. This was held in the Fraser Noble Building at Aberdeen University.
They were welcomed by Dr Euan Bain (Director of Undergraduate Teaching) who gave an insight in to the programme of events for the day was. Schools was splitinto groups and attended 2 workshops, 1 on Chemical Engineering and 1 on Civil Engineering. Over lunch pupils had the opportunity to chat informally with current engineering students before moving onto workshop 3, Electrical Engineering.
A lecturer from Mechanical Engineering gave the pupils a talk on what to expect should they choose to study this area. Now for the exciting bit, “Tau Racing” https://www.tauracing.com/
TAU (Team Aberdeen University) Racing was established in 2007 by a group of 10 undergraduate engineers of various disciplines at the University of Aberdeen. The team’s goal each year is to design and build a single seat racing car to compete at Silverstone in the IMechE Formula Student competition.
The team now has over 50 team members across a variety of disciplines, from Chassis and Suspension to Engine and Electronics. The society teaches team members to apply engineering methods to a real life engineering project, allowing the students’ designs to be produced and implemented on the car. Furthermore, the project demands many interpersonal skills – including team management, effective communication and scheduling.
The project is solely funded by sponsorship sourced by the team, which is crucial to remain present and competitive within the competition. TAU Racing continues to build upon the successes of previous years with the aim of maximising their points awarded at the competition each year.
Our boys were very interested in this initiative and asked lots of questions.
Engineering talks from past students were received very well. They gave us their story of why they chose to study engineering at Aberdeen University and where is it has took them in their said career paths.
The day closed with Dr Andy Starkey (admissions officer) explaining entry requirements for getting into engineering.
All in all a great day out and very inspired young people.