HEADSTART SUMMER SCHOOL
From 2011-2019, the UKESF sponsored an annual Electronics-focused Summer School, as part of the Engineering Development Trust’s (EDT) range of Headstart courses.
The Summer School was a 5-day residential course held at one of our partner universities each summer, aimed at 16–17 year olds studying STEM subjects, with the intention of going to university.
So far, 10 participants in the UKESF-Headstart Summer School have subsequently been awarded a UKESF scholarship.
The course included lectures and practical sessions with academics from leading universities, hands-on design challenges, speakers from major companies in the Electronics sector and networking with industry professionals, as well as the chance to socialise with other people on the course.
Students got a first taste of university life during the Summer School, and had the opportunity to find out about degree study and careers in Electronics ahead of making their UCAS applications.
“The Headstart course gave me valuable experience of studying Electronics and allowed me to make a much more informed decision when choosing my degree. As well as being informative and rewarding it was a lot of fun to meet like-minded people and was a great thing to talk about when applying for university.” Past attendee Catherine, who went on to study for a degree in Electronic & Electrical Engineering at the University of Nottingham.
PAST SUMMER SCHOOLS
Read up on previous Summer Schools here: