Thursday 31 October 2019
STEM students at Selby College head to New Scientist Live
On Friday 11th October, a group of 18 students from the Science department at Selby College attended the New Scientist Live event at the ExCeL in London.
The students and lecturers had a great day, even getting the chance to build and launch rockets and interact with and hug robots! They also had the opportunity to try out keyhole surgery at King’s College London’s stand and ride a virtual reality rollercoaster thanks to Middlesex University.
Described as the ‘World’s Greatest Science Festival’, the event showcased over 120 talks and even more inspiring speakers across seven stages, alongside more than 150 exhibits for the students to explore, including universities promoting their STEM courses to visitors.
Biology Lecturer Kirsty Butterworth said of the experience: “It was a fantastic day which highlighted the career opportunities available for STEM students; which range from becoming a VFX Apprentice to guiding planes to land safely as an Air Traffic Controller. The students also seemed to enjoy navigating their way through the London Underground!”
Well done to the STEM group for being great ambassadors for the college and making the most of a brilliant opportunity to start thinking about their progression routes and career paths after they complete their studies at Selby College.