Our 1-day programme challenges students to reconsider the role of engineering and computer science in everyday life, from a tour led by undergraduates of a world-class university to a presentation from a member of a start-up tech company.
Arrive at Imperial College London and meet your guide.
Visit Imperial College London, a world-class university renowned for its science, engineering, medicine and business. Get a closer look at what studying a subject such as engineering looks like. Led by current Imperial students, students will take a tour of the campus and listen to a presentation introducing Imperial College, student life and the courses on offer at the university.
Make your way to the Design Museum, a world-leading museum on contemporary design and 2018 European Museum of the year.
Explore ‘Designer, Maker, User’ – the Design Museum’s flagship exhibition on the evolution of 20 and 21st-century contemporary design. Students will explore the three roles of designer, manufacturer and user, and the part they play in in architecture, engineering, digital technology, fashion and graphics.
Leave the Design Museum and head to a start-up location.
Enjoy lunch in a start-up shared lunch space before this afternoon’s activities.
Hear a talk from a start-up about the use of tech in their company. The speaker will talk through their experience on what it was like setting up a company, the challenges and benefits and how engineering or tech skills are needed to thrive in a start-up environment. After the talk, students will be able to engage in a Q&A with the speaker.
Example start-up firms include ‘Code Kingdom’ educational coding-gaming platform, digital products start-up ‘3vil Genius’, and insurtech start-up ‘Marshmallow’ or similar.
After a day full of activities and learning, it’s time to head home.