“Fantastic four days, can’t believe I got paid for that! Many thanks!”
2019 Workshop attendee

The UKESF Scholar Workshop is an annual highlight of the Scholarship Scheme, encouraging both personal and professional development through a range of  sessions delivered by a team of renowned facilitators and guest speakers. It took place 1st to 5th September this year, at the University of York, and included a work-based group project, opportunities to network with industry professionals and a celebratory formal dinner on the final night.

Stew Edmondson introducing the Workshop

As usual, feeback was overwhelmingly positive:

“Loved the entire week. It’s a brilliant opportunity to interact with like-minded people and the content covered is very useful and interesting.”

The ice-breaker activity

“This workshop 100% exceeded my expectations! I have had the best time over the past few days not only learning about different skills and information that I will use in the future but also making great friends along the way. I was so surprised after seeing the amount of scholars and thoroughly enjoyed talking to them about their experiences during placements.”

Session on cyber security

“A fantastic 4-day crash course on how to become a successful engineer. The lectures were captivating, the workshops were fun and educational, and overall it was a great opportunity to form both business connections with other students, and make lifelong friends!”

The panel discussion

“The previous interns at our company said that this workshop was really good but it still exceeded my expectations. I had a really good time and enjoyed all the talks given. All the speakers were lovely, never forcing us to talk but encouraging it. I would be happy to encourage anyone to be part of UKESF, especially to do Electronic and Electrical Engineering, it’s a great community.”

The formal dinner

Many thanks to the faciliators from Think Eleven Ltd, Team Massive Results, Skills 4 UK and Lean Practice, and to The IET, Cyber Security Associates Ltd, IC Resources and Mathys and Squire for their support.

Teams working on their projects