Department of Engineering

Outreach and schools

Cambridge University Engineering Society Online Access Week

Access Day banner in sketch-looking font

From Monday 26th to Friday 30th October 2020, Cambridge University Engineering Society will host an Online Access Week for prospective students currently under represented in our student body.

What’s involved?

Cambridge University Engineering Society are pleased to be running an Online Access Week for secondary school students who are interested in Engineering.

Activities include admissions talks and lectures by Cambridge academics, as well as a Q&A with current undergraduates and a problem-solving session.

Content will be uploaded online over the week and can be accessed at any point after this.

Monday 26/10

Engineering at Cambridge and the Admissions process

Dr John Durrell, Director of Admissions, Department of Engineering, introduces our course and explains the admissions process.

ENGAA - The Engineering Admissions Assessment

Dr Jane Buckle of Cambridge Assessment describes how ENGAA operates and works through example problems

Example Cambridge Engineering Interview

Tuesday 27/10

Dr Hugh Hunt - Gyroscopes

Dr Hugh Hunt, academic in the Department and fellow of Trinity College talks about and, more importantly, demonstrates gyroscopes.

Dr Keith Seffen - Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

Dr Keith Seffen talks about civil, structural and environmental engineering

Dr Kamran Yunus - Chemical Engineering

Dr Kamran Yunus talks about the Chemical Engineering course at Cambridge. One route into Chemical Engineering is via the first year of the Engineering tripos

Prof. Tim Wilkinson - Electrical Engineering

Prof. Tim Wilkinson talks about Electrical Engineering.

Dr Ioannis Lestas - Information Engineering

Dr Ioannis Lestas talks about Information Engineering in the Cambridge Engineering course.

Dr Ronan Daly - Manufacturing Engineering

Dr Ronan Daly talks about the Manufacturing Engineering option and gives us a tour of the Institute of Manufacturing.

Dr James Talbot, Prof Michael Sutcliffe and Dr David Cole Mechanics and Materials Engineering

Talk giving an introduction to materials and mechanics engineering at the University of Cambridge.

Thermofluid Mechanics

Talk giving an introduction to Thermofluid Mechanics at the University of Cambridge.



This event is open for all ages but specifically aimed at students in Year 11/12 (England and Wales; S4/5 Scotland, Year 12/13 Northern Ireland)

You are eligible to participate if you fulfil the any of the following, as part of our commitment to widening participation:

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 4pm on Wednesday 14th October 2020