Students get a Headstart in engineering

Nearly 100 year 12 students from across the country are visiting Loughborough University this week as part of the annual Headstart programme.

The students will take part in a wide range of activities and attend lectures to find out more about engineering. They will also be meeting with current engineering students, finding out how to apply for degree programmes and engaging in some social activities in the evening. There will also be an industrial visit to JCB.

Claire Fletcher, events officer in student recruitment, marketing and admissions, said: "We're delighted to be welcoming year 12 students onto campus once again for the Headstart programme. We hope that students develop a taste of University life and a further understanding of engineering as a degree choice ahead of their University applications in autumn."

Headstart is run in collaboration with the Engineering Development Trust; the events are designed to help year 12 students to develop an insight and understanding into engineering ahead of their University applications in September.