Discover Engineering Summer School
Congratulations on your successful application to our Discover Engineering residential event, we can’t wait for you to join us in the summer!
On this page, you'll find everything you need to know about the event, including some frequently asked questions.
We’ve got lots of exciting things planned including a robot hackathon, a chance to explore our new Tesla mobile laboratory, mini drone flying as well as flying to exotic locations on our flight simulators and racing round Silverstone in our driving simulators. There’s a lot to pack into your two days with us!
|Dates||24-25 July 2023 or 26-27 July 2023|
Check your email confirmation to see which group you’re in!
|Location||University of Hertfordshire, AL10 9AB |
Transport will be arranged from Hatfield train station or you can make your own way directly to our College Lane Campus. If you think getting to campus/Hatfield station might be tricky due to logistical or financial reasons, please get in touch.
|Follow up session||This will take place in the Easter Holidays 2024. More details to follow.|
FAQs for students and parents
Below you will find some frequently asked questions regarding the programme. If you have any questions that we haven’t already answered, feel free to contact us.
What time will the event start/finish?
The event will start at 10.00 on the first day of the programme and is likely to wrap up around 15.00 on the second day. Please note that these timings are approximate, finalised timings will be sent out with the pre-arrival information.
How many other people will be attending the residential?
There will be 20 young people on each residential.
What if I need any extra support?
We will send out a detailed questionnaire to all successful applicants. This will give you a chance to tell us about everything we need to know to make your stay with us as successful and enjoyable as possible.
How will I get there?
We will be asking you to make your own way to our College Lane Campus, AL10 9AB or to Hatfield train station where we will be arranging transport to and from the University. If this is not possible for financial or logistical reasons, we will ask you to get in touch once you are selected and we can look at alternative arrangements.
What do I need to bring with me?
Before the trip, we will send you a list of everything you need to bring. As you’re only away for one night, try to avoid packing your whole wardrobe!
How much does it cost to attend?
All of your food, accommodation and activities are paid for, so the programme is completely free!
What will I eat?
All your meals will be catered for and there will be lots of breaks with refreshments throughout the day. Please include any dietary requirements in your health form that needs to be completed before you join us.
Where will I be staying?
You will be staying in our university halls of residences (flats). Everyone will have their own en-suite room and you will have joint communal spaces to socialise in.
Who do I go to if I have a problem?
Throughout the trip, there will be plenty of University staff and student ambassadors looking after you. There will be team members on duty overnight in each flat too. Staff will receive relevant training and DBS checks. You can find further details on our Health Safety and Security webpage. Our risk assessments will be available to view, prior to the event.
What will the follow up session involve?
The follow up session will take place in the Easter Holidays in 2024. This will be a day of revision workshops on campus, which will be live streamed for anyone who can’t make it. More details to follow.