During January and early February IET Berkshire School Liaison Officer, Richard Hughes, made four visits to various schools in the Berkshire area. For three of these, the schools were running the event rather as a "speed dating" event. i.e. there were a large number of careers advisors and each student (sometimes accompanied by a parent) had about three minutes to talk to each advisor. I understand from some of the feedback that the schools and parents were very pleased with how these events worked out and that they plan to repeat the performance next year. Desborough college was a little different as Richard was asked to give a short presentation about engineering. Richard mentioned that "I prepared a few slides illustrating some of the things in which I have been involved and also some recent engineering developments (e.g. robotic surgery, Tideway project). In all of these events, students asked interesting questions and seemed to enjoy themselves. I certainly enjoyed talking to them".
This is an excellent example of IET Berkshire Committee members helping the local community to promote engineering in the local area. We are working hard to engage with the local community to promote engineering. If you are interested in joining us please let us know.
- Abhaya Sumanasena, IET Berkshire Chairman