University of Leicester undergrads

More than 160 undergraduates from the University of Leicester have been attending our Wigston Campus over the last two weeks.

The students, who are on the first year of their Engineering degrees, visited the Campus to make use of the industry-led equipment housed in the College’s Engineering workshops.

The students travelled to the Campus each day for two weeks, taking part in practical sessions focusing on manufacturing, maintenance and electrical engineering.

Andrew Ball, Learning and Skills Manager for Engineering at the College said: “we work closely with the University of Leicester to provide these workshops every year. They’re a great way for the students to gain practical experience on the type of equipment, machinery and techniques that they will come across once they are working in industry, it also tests their problem solving ability which is key within engineering”

Amos Shamutete from Zambia is studying a degree in Mechanical Engineering: “These visits have definitely given us a more hands-on practical experience. It’s been even more interesting than I anticipated and some of tests have been very demanding!”

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Engineering workshops