Leicester University fortnight is now upon us. For 2 weeks this June, SLC will welcome over 170 first year engineering students to our workshops. SLC has provided this annual training service to Leicester University since 2007.
As part of their degree programme, the first year engineering students will practice their skills using the latest technology and equipment in our workshops. An experienced team of SLC trainers and assessors are able to give the students an overview of the engineering skills that Apprentices learn during their time here at the college. The University students really value and enjoy this opportunity, such as 20 year old Muhammad Abrar, pictured above left, who confirmed that “Coming to use the equipment in the workshops is vital to understand the basic theories we are taught at University. As we just have research labs at the University it is very helpful to have access to SLC's equipment and machinery.”
Among this year's cohort were a number of female engineering students who like Alex Keeler, 19, were keen to make an impact in this traditionally male dominated profession. "I chose engineering becuase of the positive sexism which means that there is a better chance of succeeding in this industry for that reason."
Pictured L-R: Alex Keeler with her fellow Leicester University Engineering students in the workshops at SLC.
SLC is already looking forward to University fortnight 2015.
Publication date: Friday 13th June 2014