Social Responsibility

TeenTech Manchester

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:58:00 GMT

On 1 November, the University hosted the fourth TeenTech Manchester event, this time delivered collaboratively with colleagues from other higher education providers as part of the Greater Manchester Higher network.

The TeenTech experience is a highly interactive event designed to inspire young people and their teachers about the contemporary world of Science, Engineering and Technology. TeenTech was founded in 2008 by University alumni Maggie Philbin to help young people understand the opportunities available in the modern workplace. This year’s Manchester event was supported by over 20 different employers including IBM, Balfour Beatty, Atkins, Electricity NorthWest, BBC Academy and Pepsico.

The TeenTech event gave over 250 Year 9 students and teachers from across Greater Manchester the opportunity to try their hand at experiments, handle cutting edge technology and, most importantly, to spend time with the real life engineers, technologists and scientists from a range of different companies and organisations.

Pupils and their teachers were accompanied for the whole day by a STEM ambassador, many of which were from industry, and moved through three different zones, Insight, Challenge and Innovation, with each group interacting with at least 7 different employers or organisations on the day.

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