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CPD Webinar Programme - Engineering Your Future

This FREE webinar programme is designed for practitioners supporting young people who are interested in, or looking to apply for, the following courses at university.

The webinars will provide up-to-date information and guidance on academic requirements, key dates, timelines, writing personal statements, aptitude, skills tests and other experience. Each webinar will be delivered by key HE staff from across seven Universities as part of the Southern Collaborative Network.

Engineering Your Future

Delivered by SUN and the University of Southampton

11th January at 4pm

What do you think when you hear 'Engineering'? Fixing cars? Wearing overalls? How about designing and launching satellites? Or a human-powered aircraft? Teachers, careers advisers and students are invited to join engineers Dr Lindsay-Marie Armstrong and (nearly Dr.!) Jess Spurrell from the University of Southampton, as they share their journeys in engineering with you over a cup of tea. Find out just what engineering actually is, how diverse and creative it is, how it opens doors and some of the many ways through which it can be accessed.

Dr Lindsay-Marie Armstrong is a lecturer in the Energy Technology Group in the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment. She joined the field following a BSc Mathematics degree and has led a number of incentives to support students and staff (particularly women) within engineering resulting in the recognition of a national award for the faculty. Jess Spurrell is writing her thesis in cryogenics and superconductivity (based on work with CERN) whilst managing one of the University's public engagement projects "Talk to US!".

All you need to take part is a computer with internet access and sound to take part. You are able to take part as an individual or as a group.

This programme of webinars is brought to you by the Southern Collaborative Networks, made up of ten National Networks for Collaborative Outreach (NNCO), dedicated to improving access to higher education.

For more information please visit

Alternatively, email, who will pass your enquiry and details to your local NNCO contact.

Please note that places on the webinars are limited and issued on a first come first served basis.

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